Oracle Label Security was introduced in Oracle8i to provide multi-level security capabilities within the Oracle Database for government and defense organizations. Since then, the use of label based access control technology has expanded to commercial organizations addressing privacy and regulatory compliance requirements. Oracle Label Security has the ability to:
- Control access based on data classification, adding a powerful dimension to the access control decision process.
- Enforce traditional multi-level security (MLS) policies for government and defense applications.
In addition, Oracle Label Security user authorizations such as “Sensitive:PII” can be used:
- Within Database Vault command rules as factors
- Within Virtual Private Database policies to determine need-to-know
For government and defense applications Oracle Label Security provides multi-level security (MLS) capabilities to protect classified information. Please refer to the Label Security best practices paper for more information on Oracle Label Security MLS capabilities.