Re: How secure is ASM? any encryption possible?

From: hpuxrac <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:39:45 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <>

On Feb 27, 11:19 am, "" <> wrote:
> My company just spent a bomb on PGP entire disk encryption.
> Ok we do banking software and have several large banks as customers.
> We have systems on laptops for debugging/testing.
> Oracle is setup to use ASM on its own partition on the laptops.
> PGP can not encrypt it.!!!
> What I want to know is how secure the database is if the laptop is
> stolen/ disk removed.
> The c: drive which can be encrypted has the oracle applications. ini
> and .ora files.
> I have bios startup/disk passwords. PGP on windows drives.
> However I am being asked to put oracle data files on a PGP encrypted
> windows system instead of an ASM partition due to security.
> Tried google and not a lot shows up for hacking or reading oracle asm
> partitions.
> So I am asking how nest to secure ASM partitions. or how secure is
> ASM?
Why do you want to run ASM on a laptop?

Put your data files onto a cooked file system stored on your PGP encrypted windows system disk ( whatever that is ). Received on Wed Feb 27 2008 - 18:39:45 CST

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