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Let's talk about Security on Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) ...


"Microsoft offers central patch management tools that allow customers to see what patches are missing and so on, whereas Oracle doesn't."
Database expert Karel Miko - DCIT Consulting
Article: "Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing has made a real difference; Oracle is lagging five years behind and makes it complex to install patches, according to a database consultant.". March 13, 2008.
http://www.infoworld.com/d/security-central/database-expert-oracle-trails-microsoft-patch-management-166


"Oracle needs to improve patch management, an area where it's currently lagging five years behind Microsoft"
Database expert Karel Miko - DCIT Consulting
Article: "Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing has made a real difference; Oracle is lagging five years behind and makes it complex to install patches, according to a database consultant.". March 13, 2008.
http://www.infoworld.com/d/security-central/database-expert-oracle-trails-microsoft-patch-management-166


"Oracle also doesn't make life easier for companies who want to keep their databases secure, according to Miko, making it complex to download and install patches"
Database expert Karel Miko - DCIT Consulting
Article: "Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing has made a real difference; Oracle is lagging five years behind and makes it complex to install patches, according to a database consultant.". March 13, 2008.
http://www.infoworld.com/d/security-central/database-expert-oracle-trails-microsoft-patch-management-166


"An independent consultant announces a vulnerability to Oracle. Three months go by, and nothing happens; six months, a year and still nothing. Oracle puts it in a queue and will solve it sometime, maybe,"
Database expert Karel Miko - DCIT Consulting
Article: "Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing has made a real difference; Oracle is lagging five years behind and makes it complex to install patches, according to a database consultant.". March 13, 2008.
http://www.infoworld.com/d/security-central/database-expert-oracle-trails-microsoft-patch-management-166


" ...two-thirds of all Oracle DBAs appear not to be installing Oracle's security patches at all, no matter how critical the vulnerabilities may be, according to survey results from Sentrigo Inc., a Woburn, Mass.-based vendor of database security products."
Article: "Update: Two-thirds of Oracle DBAs don't apply security patches". January 14, 2008.
By Jaikumar Vijayan
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9057226/Update_Two_thirds_of_Oracle_DBAs_don_t_apply_security_patches


"Another problem is that companies that want to install the most recent Oracle patches need to first ensure that they have already installed the previous patch set ... So companies that fail to keep up with the latest patches keep falling further behind with each patch set release."
Article: "Update: Two-thirds of Oracle DBAs don't apply security patches". January 14, 2008.
By Jaikumar Vijayan
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9057226/Update_Two_thirds_of_Oracle_DBAs_don_t_apply_security_patches


"Having installed Oracle patches myself, I know the excruciating pain involved. The process is manual and not very straightforward at all"
Article: "Update: Two-thirds of Oracle DBAs don't apply security patches". January 14, 2008.
By Jaikumar Vijayan
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9057226/Update_Two_thirds_of_Oracle_DBAs_don_t_apply_security_patches







 

 

 

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