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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Unified database security software to help prevent intrusions

Cloud-service providers, database-hosting companies, large enterprises and small service providers can deploy unified database security software to prevent intrusions and Structured Query Language (SQL) injection attacks into databases, says Israeli database security company GreenSQL founder and CTO David Maman. The company’s unified database security software parses the protocols and the syntax of connections into a database and analyses the patterns of activity to monitor and manage access to sensitive information. “GreenSQL’s Database Activity Monitoring enables management to see exactly when and which sensitive records their external consultants have been exposed to and what actions they took.”


GreenSQL offers a free version of its database security system from its website, with clients receiving the masking, performance management and auditing functions as part of its full service, Maman notes.


The company’s unified database security system was developed, initially, as an open-source project to protect open-source MySQL databases in 2006, with the first release in 2007 of the basic database security solution, he says. In less than three years time, the program was downloaded more than 100 000 times and Maman then founded the company with partners in 2009, which developed the GreenSQL database security system – built anew based on the team’s knowledge of database security in the open-source community.


“The system provides complete compliance with regulations, such as the public company accounting reform Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the administrative simplification standard Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard,” concludes Maman.


* Unified database security software parses the protocols and the syntax of connections into a database to analyse the patterns of activity to monitor and manage access to sensitive information.


* Database Activity Monitoring enables management to see exactly when and which sensitive records their external consultants have been exposed to and what actions they took.


Link: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/protocol-and-syntax-parsing-into-database-provides-security-performance-and-access-management-2013-06-07

 

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