Oracle has lashed out against security experts who criticized the company's security record. The database vendor is "leading the software industry in terms of responsible development and security," charged Eric Maurice, manager for security in Oracle's global technology business unit in a posting on a company blog.
Security researchers in the past weeks have targeted Oracle with multiple studies and blog postings. Both security vendor NGS Software and analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) have published studies comparing the number of software updates in Oracle and Microsoft databases. Both studies found that Microsoft outshone its competitor.