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Information Security solutions protect enterprise and government data and help address the need for compliance with Government and Industry requirements in physical and virtual systems. Security technologies that help protect against misuse by external hackers and internal privileged users include Data Masking, Data Encryption, Identity Management, Degaussing, Firewalls, Auditing, and Mandatory Access Controls.



Database Security Articles

Oracle has announced expanded capabilities for Oracle Identity Manager to help enterprises significantly improve compliance and reduce potential for fraud. The enhancements to Oracle Identity Manager, Oracle's user provisioning and identity administration solution, allow enterprises to enforce more granular segregation of duties (SoD) in enterprise applications, including the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise and SAP ERP applications.

Posted June 17, 2009

Application Security, Inc., a provider of database security, risk, and compliance solutions for the enterprise, has announced AppDetectivePro 6.0, featuring powerful user rights review capabilities. The AppDetectivePro solution consists of three distinct modules for database discovery, database vulnerability assessment, and user rights review, and the User Rights Review (URR) module is the key new feature of the version 6.0 product release.

Posted June 17, 2009

SSH Communications Security, a provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, has introduced SSH Tectia Managed File Transfer (MFT) Events and SSH Tectia MFT Auditor. These new MFT solutions enable enterprise and government customers aim to help customers easily and cost-effectively manage, monitor, and secure file and data transfers of sensitive information.

Posted June 16, 2009

Application Security, Inc., a provider of database security, risk, and compliance solutions for the enterprise, has announced AppDetectivePro 6.0, featuring powerful user rights review capabilities. The AppDetectivePro solution consists of three distinct modules for database discovery, database vulnerability assessment, and user rights review, and the User Rights Review (URR) module is the key new feature of the version 6.0 product release. URR can be purchased separately or as part of the comprehensive AppDetectivePro 6.0 database scanning solution and provides auditors, IT advisors, and consultants with a detailed view of an organization's data ownership, access controls, and rights to sensitive information.

Posted June 02, 2009

CA announced CA Compliance Manager for z/OS, a platform-resident solution to provide real-time automated policy management of security and compliance events across the IBM z/OS environment and mainframe security subsystems-including CA ACF2, CA Top Secret and IBM RACF.

Posted June 01, 2009

Setting up a replication configuration is a fairly standard way to enable disaster recovery (DR) for business-critical databases. In such a configuration, changes from a production or primary system are propagated to a standby or secondary system. One of the important technology decisions that organizations make upfront is the choice of the replication architecture.

Posted May 15, 2009

IT GRC—or, IT governance, risk and compliance—is rapidly gaining the attention of CIOs and CISOs in businesses across the country. After all, the objective of IT GRC is to more efficiently strike an appropriate balance between business reward and business risk, an essential equation that these executives must attain. How does IT GRC help? By replacing traditional, siloed approaches to addressing individual components with a more unified approach that takes advantage of the many commonalities and interrelationships that exist among governance, compliance and risk management.

Posted May 15, 2009

Those of us in the data security industry, practitioners and vendors alike, have been conditioned to think of data protection in terms that are analogous to physical security. Blocking devices and sensors are akin to locks and security systems.

Posted May 12, 2009

Guardium, a provider of database security solutions, has announced that it has joined the partner ecosystem supporting Microsoft Forefront. Currently in public beta testing, Forefront is an integrated security suite that delivers comprehensive protection across endpoint, application servers and edge solutions with a central management console for easy administration and enterprise-wide multi product visibility. Forefront enables software, hardware, and services vendors to share and use security event information across its environment and the broader partner ecosystem. As a result, partners can enhance the effectiveness of their security technologies and better protect customer IT environments.

Posted May 05, 2009

Sentrigo, Inc., a provider of database security software, has announced that it has become the sole distributor of Repscan by Red-Database-Security, a 360-degree database vulnerability assessment and security scanning software available for Oracle databases. The product complements and integrates with Sentrigo's Hedgehog family of database activity monitoring software for protecting corporate databases from privileged insiders as well as malicious hackers. Repscan and Hedgehog products are available for download and free evaluation from the Sentrigo website. Repscan scans and reports on Oracle database weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Posted April 30, 2009

Sentrigo, Inc., a provider of database security software, has announced that it has become the sole distributor of Repscan by Red-Database-Security, a 360-degree database vulnerability assessment and security scanning software available for Oracle databases. The product complements and integrates with Sentrigo's Hedgehog family of database activity monitoring software for protecting corporate databases from privileged insiders as well as malicious hackers. Repscan and Hedgehog products are available for download and free evaluation from the Sentrigo website. Repscan scans and reports on Oracle database weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Posted April 28, 2009

IT managers from organizations of all sizes know the importance of maintaining access to critical applications and data. From irritating "system unavailable" messages to the most unfortunate natural and manmade disasters where entire systems may be lost, the challenge is particularly acute for database-driven, transactional applications and data—the lifeblood of the business. The dynamic, transactional data and applications that comprise, process, manage and leverage critical customer accounts and history, sales, marketing, engineering and operational components keep the organization thriving.

Posted April 15, 2009

Those of us in the data security industry, practitioners and vendors alike, have been conditioned to think of data protection in terms that are analogous to physical security. Blocking devices and sensors are akin to locks and security systems. This is why for years we have been investing in those technologies that will block out unauthorized connections all the while making information more and more accessible. There is, however, a new world order at hand. Data creation rates now far outpace the ability of IT managers to write security rules, and the number of data breaches and threats that originate from network insiders have proven much more frequent and insidious than even our most dire predictions of five years ago.

Posted April 15, 2009

Embarcadero Technologies recently held DataRage, three days of online technical sessions and a virtual trade show targeted at DBAs, data architects, database developers, security experts, and other database professionals, and found that the virtual approach was the right one for the times, according Greg Keller, chief evangelist, at the company. The online event was held March 17 through March 19.

Posted March 31, 2009

Imperva, a leading provider of application data security, has announced a new version of its SecureSphere database activity monitoring (DAM) solution that adds analytics intelligence to automate forensic and audit investigations. SecureSphere now provides near real-time multidimensional views of audit data, collects native audit logs from new platforms, and bridges the gap between obscure SAP audit data trails and their associated business transactions.

Posted March 24, 2009

Idera, a leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft Windows Servers, has announced SQLsecure 2.5, a security analysis solution that helps database administrators (DBAs) identify and track SQL Server security issues in order to ensure compliance with corporate security audit requirements.

Posted March 17, 2009

Varonis Systems, Inc., a leader in unstructured data governance, has announced the availability of version 4.0 of its DatAdvantage and DataPrivilege products, including complete synchronization and interoperability between the two applications to increase an organization's unstructured data protection. Version 4.0 includes many new innovations for unstructured data management that help to reduce errors, guide decision-making processes, improve accountability, and limit risk of data loss.

Posted March 10, 2009

Netezza Corporation, a global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held Tizor Systems, a Massachusetts-based provider of advanced enterprise data auditing and protection solutions for the data center. This acquisition will allow Netezza's enterprise customers to track, store and perform forensic analysis against years of data access history and more easily meet regulatory compliance requirements.

Posted March 03, 2009

Embarcadero Technologies plans to hold DataRage, three full days of online technical sessions and a virtual trade show targeted at DBAs, data architects, database developers, security experts, and other database professionals, from March 17 through March 19. "We needed a conference tuned to the massive user base that we have—and beyond," Greg Keller, chief evangelist at Embarcadero, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted March 03, 2009

Imperva, a provider of application data security, has announced a solution that provides monitoring, auditing, and protection for DB2 databases running on z/OS mainframes. SecureSphere Database Gateway for z/OS (DGZ) monitors local and network activity by privileged users, non-privileged users, and applications to prevent data loss, fraud, and automate regulatory compliance reporting.

Posted March 02, 2009

Axis Technology, LLC, an enterprise IT consultancy and data solutions provider, has announced the availability of its DMSuite data masking platform. It is crucial for companies, especially organizations within the financial services, healthcare, and life sciences industries, to protect and secure customer information and patient records. And at a point where data security and compliance are among the top concerns of businesses across all industries, DMSuite delivers an easy to use, comprehensive data protection product that is backed by a team of IT consultants with decades of experience, according to the vendor.

Posted February 17, 2009

Sentrigo, Inc., a provider of database security software, today announced FuzzOr, an open source fuzzing tool for Oracle databases designed to find vulnerabilities in software applications written in PL/SQL code. The new utility is intended to allow PL/SQL programmers, DBAs and security professionals to identify and repair vulnerabilities that may be exploited via SQL injection and buffer overflow attacks, techniques used by hackers to launch attacks on databases.

Posted February 04, 2009

Sonasoft Corporation, an independent software vendor that provides compliance, disaster recovery, and data protection solutions for the Microsoft platform, has announced the release of disaster recovery capability for its email archiving solution, SonaSafe for Email Archiving. SonaSafe for Email Archiving meets the regulatory compliance and e-discovery needs of organizations by capturing all incoming, outgoing, and internal emails and storing them in archive databases that run on Microsoft SQL Server. The product that provides the disaster recovery protection for these archives is SonaSafe for SQL Server, which creates live backups of SQL Server databases. By combining both of these products, SonaSoft provides disaster recovery protection for email archive servers through a common platform.

Posted February 03, 2009

CA, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based Orchestria Corporation, a leading provider of data loss prevention (DLP) technology. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Posted January 13, 2009

Sonasoft Corp., which provides compliance, disaster recovery and data protection solutions for the Microsoft platform, is offering a new version of SonaSafe for SQL Server. The new release offers pre-defined templates for backup, a new user interface, improved manageability, as well as enhanced replication and recovery capability.

Posted January 06, 2009

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