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Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall: Install & Configure (AVDBFIC)

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  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
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Course Overview

Duration: 2 Days

Price: SGD 1,680.00

Note: No hands-on lab environment for the Training On Demand course format

In the Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall: Install & Configure course, students will learn how to deploy Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall.

Learn To:

  • Install, configure, and manage the Audit Vault Server.
  • Deploy the Audit Vault Agent.
  • Describe Database Firewall Networking.
  • Install, deploy, and manage a Database Firewall.
  • Install and enable Host Monitoring.

Benefits To You

Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall provides comprehensive and flexible monitoring through the consolidation of audit data from Oracle and non-Oracle databases, operating systems, directory, and file systems. Dozens of built-in reports combined with powerful alerting assists auditors and information security personnel. Database Firewall can also be deployed as a first line of defense on the network, enforcing expected application behavior, helping prevent SQL injection, application bypass, and other malicious activity from reaching the database.

In this course, students will benefit by learning how to configure Audit Vault Server and deploy Audit Vault Agents to collect audit data, so the data can be viewed in built-in, customizable activity and compliance reports. Students will also learn how to deploy a Database Firewall that can monitor activity and block SQL statements on the network based on a firewall policy.


Who Should Attend

  • Database Administrators
  • System Administrator
  • Security Administrators

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


Required Prerequisites:

  • Oracle Database 12c: Security

Suggested Prerequisites:

  • Oracle Database administration experience
  • Networking knowledge and experience


Course Objectives

  • Install and configure a Database Firewall
  • Install and enable host monitoring
  • Configure high availability mode (resilient pairs)
  • Create custom collection plug-ins
  • Explain the Oracle AVDF architecture and process flow
  • Deploy an Audit Vault Agent
  • Install and configure an Audit Vault Server
  • Describe the AVDF auditing features

Course Content

Introduction to Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall

  • Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Features
  • Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Components
  • Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Architecture
  • Supported Secured Targets
  • Integrating Oracle AVDF with Third-party Products
  • Oracle AVDF Administrator Tasks
  • Oracle AVDF Auditor Tasks

Planning the Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Implementation

  • Evaluating Oracle AVDF Configuration Requirements
  • Configuring Oracle AVDF and Deploying the Audit Vault Agent
  • Configuring Oracle AVDF and Deploying the Database Firewall

Installing the Audit Vault Server

  • Requirements for Installation of Oracle AVDF
  • Network Interface Card Requirements
  • Installing an Audit Vault Server
  • Performing Audit Vault Server Post-Installation Tasks

Configuring the Audit Vault Server

  • Specifying the Server Date and Time
  • Setting or Changing the Audit Vault Server Network Settings
  • Configuring or Changing the Audit Vault Server Services
  • Configuring the Audit Vault Server Syslog Destinations
  • Defining Datafile Archiving Locations
  • Creating Archiving Policies
  • Configuring the Email Notification Service
  • Configuring Administrative Accounts for the Audit Vault Server

Configuring Oracle AVDF and Deploying the Audit Vault Agent

  • Understanding Network Requirements for AV Server and AV Agent
  • Registering Hosts in the Audit Vault Server
  • Deploying and Activating the Audit Vault Agent on Host Computers
  • Registering the Audit Vault Agent as a Windows Service
  • Creating User Accounts for Oracle AVDF
  • Registering Secured Targets
  • Configuring Audit Trails for Secured Targets
  • Configuring Stored Procedure Auditing

Networking and Oracle AVDF

  • Overview of the OSI 7-level Network Model
  • Overview of IPv4 Addressing and Routing
  • Overview of MAC Addressing
  • Overview of Virtual LANs (VLANs)
  • Overview of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Oracle AVDF Deployment Models (inline, out of band, and proxy)
  • Best Practices for Database Policy Enforcement (DPE) and Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) Modes

Installing a Database Firewall

  • Requirements for Installation of a Database Firewall
  • Network Interface Card (NIC) Requirements
  • Installing a Database Firewall
  • Performing Database Firewall Post-Installation Tasks

Configuring Oracle AVDF and Deploying Database Firewall

  • Configuring Basic Settings for Database Firewall
  • Configuring a Database Firewall on Your Network
  • Associating a Database Firewall with the Audit Vault Server
  • Registering Secured Targets
  • Configuring Enforcement Points
  • Configuring and Using Database Interrogation
  • Configuring and Using Database Response Monitoring

Using Host Monitoring

  • Overview of Host Monitoring
  • Installing and Enabling Host Monitoring
  • Checking the Status of the Host Monitor
  • Stopping the Host Monitor

Configuring High Availability

  • Overview of Oracle AVDF High Availability Architecture (resilient pairs)
  • Configuring a Resilient Pair of Audit Vault Servers
  • Configuring a Resilient Pair of Database Firewalls

Creating Custom Collection Plug-ins

  • Overview of Audit Collection Plug-ins
  • General Procedure for Writing Audit Collection Plug-ins
  • Setting Up Your Development Environment (downloading the SDK)
  • Creating Audit Collection Plug-ins
  • Packaging Audit Collection Plug-ins

Managing the Audit Vault Server

  • Starting an Archive Job
  • Restoring Audit Data
  • Monitoring Jobs

Managing the Database Firewalls

  • Viewing and Capturing Network Traffic in a Database Firewall
  • Viewing the Status and Diagnostics Report for a Database Firewall
  • Removing a Database Firewall from the Audit Vault Server

Overview of the Auditing and Reporting Features

  • Overview of Database Firewall Policies
  • Overview of Oracle Database Audit Policies
  • Overview of Reports and Report Schedules
  • Overview of Oracle Database Entitlement Auditing
  • Overview of Oracle Database Stored Procedure Auditing
  • Overview of Alerts and Email Notifications



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