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Blue Coat Systems Delivers Compliance Options for the Oracle Applications Cloud
Blue Coat Systems, a leader in enterprise security, today announced the availability of the Blue Coat Cloud Data Protection Solution for Oracle Applications Cloud, which includes Customer Experience (CX), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Human Capital Management (HCM).

As use of cloud applications grows, enterprises may face challenges regarding data privacy, compliance and security. These may include compliance requirements for personal information, protected health information and strict data governance rules.

Beginning with Oracle Sales Cloud, the combined solution is intended to assist enterprises located in countries and regions subject to increasingly strict data protection regulations, and those in industries such as financial services, public sector and healthcare, to adopt the award-winning Oracle Sales Cloud, and provide them with a new tool to help address applicable data privacy requirements governing their business. 

Enterprises that wish to take advantage of a cloud deployment, or require a single global instance even though they operate in multiple countries, face an interesting challenge -- how to operate in the cloud without splitting up their data. To address this challenge, Oracle collaborated with Blue Coat, an innovative leader in a fast-growing category referred to as Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB).

Blue Coat Cloud Data Protection uses patented data tokenization and encryption capabilities to put enterprises in control of their regulated data, regardless of where the information resides, both in-use and at-rest in the cloud. Whether deployed in a Blue Coat cloud service located within a customer's home country, or within their own datacenter, the Blue Coat solution for Oracle Sales Cloud replaces information selected by the customer with meaningless token values before it leaves the enterprise's Blue Coat server and goes to the cloud for processing and storage, rendering the data meaningless to all but authorized parties.

Oracle and Blue Coat worked closely to design a solution that does not impact the end user experience with Oracle Sales Cloud -- they can still use features, like searching, sorting and reporting, even on the data that has been tokenized. This collaboration provides businesses facing regulatory challenges with an additional option to implement cloud solutions faster and easier than previously possible.

"Many customers operate in geographic regions or vertical sectors where the regulatory environment places restrictive rules on data transfer that complicate cloud adoption," said Rondy Ng, senior vice president, Oracle. "By providing a simple approach to tokenize or encrypt data before it leaves an enterprise's environment, our work with Blue Coat gives them an additional option to enjoy the benefits of the Oracle Cloud." 

Blue Coat is a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

"With solutions like ProxySG installed in thousands of companies around the globe, enterprises rely on Blue Coat to address their daily security and compliance challenges, including new issues emerging as they look to take advantage of the cloud," said Michael Fey, president and COO, Blue Coat. "Oracle is laser-focused on helping its customers make a smooth transition to its powerful cloud solutions, and we have invested heavily in technologies to assist in this process. This important partnership is a big win for our customers and business."

Published Monday, April 18, 2016 12:35 PM by David Marshall
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