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Mastering Oracle Label Security Licensing

Introduction to Oracle Label Security Licensing

Protecting data at all costs is crucial in the modern business landscape, and Oracle Label Security provides a robust framework for doing just that.

It’s a solution to ensure the highest data protection and access control levels within your Oracle databases. This article dives into the essential features, licensing metrics, and costs associated with Oracle Label Security, helping you fully leverage this tool.

Key Features of Oracle Label Security

Oracle Label Security offers many features that help fortify your data’s security. These include:

  1. Label-Based Access Control (LBAC): This feature enables high control over who can access data based on defined labels, ensuring sensitive data is accessed only by authorized users.
  2. Multi-Level Security (MLS): MLS allows data with different security levels to reside in the same database while preventing unauthorized access.
  3. Label Factors for Oracle Database Vault: Oracle Label Security provides label factors like ‘Confidential’ and ‘Sensitive’ to enhance the security mechanisms of Oracle Database Vault.
  4. User Label Authorizations: Users can be assigned labels like ‘Confidential’ and ‘Sensitive: PII’, determining what level of data they can access.
  5. Data Labels: Data can be tagged with labels like ‘Sensitive: PII’ to categorize it based on sensitivity levels.

Oracle Label Security also includes a restricted use license for specific Oracle Enterprise Manager features, namely, Application Data Models (previously called Data Discovery and Modeling) and Oracle Database Vault.

Oracle Label Security Licensing

Oracle Label Security is an extra cost option for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (EE) and Oracle Database Enterprise Edition – Exadata (EE-Exa).

However, it’s included with Oracle Database Personal Edition (PE), Oracle Database Cloud Service Enterprise Edition – High Performance (DBCS EE-HP), Oracle Database Cloud Service Enterprise Edition – Extreme Performance (DBCS EE-EP), and Oracle Exadata Cloud Service (ExaCS/CC).

Oracle Label Security License Costs

Based on the Oracle technology price list, the licensing costs for Oracle Label Security are as follows:

  • The Named User Plus license costs $460 per Named User Plus.
  • The Processor License costs $23,000 per Processor.

These prices may vary, and it’s advised to consult with Oracle or an authorized Oracle reseller for the most current pricing information.


What is Oracle Label Security?

Oracle Label Security is a robust solution designed to provide advanced data protection and access control within Oracle databases.

What are the key features of Oracle Label Security?

Key features include Label-Based Access Control (LBAC), Multi-Level Security (MLS), Label Factors for Oracle Database Vault, User Label Authorizations, and Data Labels.

What is the cost of Oracle Label Security licenses?

The Named User Plus license costs $460 per Named User Plus, while the Processor License costs $23,000 per Processor.

With its robust features and flexible licensing, Oracle Label Security empowers businesses to protect their Oracle databases effectively.

Understanding the details of Oracle Label Security enables organizations to manage their data security more strategically.


  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson possesses 20 years of experience in Oracle license management. Having worked at Oracle for 9 years, he gained an additional 11 years of expertise in Oracle license consulting projects. Fredrik has provided assistance to over 150 organizations worldwide, ranging in size and tackling various Oracle licensing challenges, including Licensing Assessments, Oracle audits, Oracle ULAs, and more.