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Oracle defends security record

February 10th, 2006

Oracle has shrugged off criticisms of its recent security record, saying that one of the company´s biggest security concerns is that its customers are so used to being secure that they are not used to applying patches.

Hasan Rizvi, vice president of security products at Oracle, told ZDNet Australia on Wednesday that unlike rival Microsoft, security has always been a high priority at the database maker.

“If you look at the overall track record of Oracle it is far better and is very strong compared to anyone else. What is different about us is that we have been doing [security] for so long that it is not as much of a news item.

“Microsoft declared that on a certain date that it is all about security. What do you say to that? We have been doing this all along,” said Rizvi.

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