LogLogic, an IT data management company supporting log management and SIEM (security information and event management), has announced the release of LogLogic Database Security Manager 4.1.
LogLogic Database Security Manager is used by enterprises to ensure the security of their database deployments, while also allowing for the remote monitoring of activity without the need for built-in database auditing features. Database Security Manager includes a rule-base and management dashboard, and is part of LogLogic's Universal Collection Framework providing the ability to get any IT data, regardless of format or location.
The new release provides enhanced database security through the inclusion of an integrated vulnerability scanner, which conducts scans for nearly 4,000 potential weaknesses, including tests for operating system misconfiguration issues. The assessments look for vulnerabilities such as weak passwords, and customer data like credit card numbers, Chima Njaka, product manager, LogLogic, tells 5 Minute Briefing, adding that the software seeks vulnerabilities in not only the database, but also the operating system on which the database is running.
Greater insight into user activity is also possible with new features that enable auditing of data values both before and after a change has occurred. By using Database Security Manager to gain a more complete view of IT systems, security policies can be better enforced, and regulatory requirements, such as PCI, HIPAA and FISMA, can met.
In addition, LogLogic Database Security Manager 4.1 offers real-time virtual patching of security vulnerabilities; a host-based agent for full database activity control; and granular policy-based detection and integrated prevention capabilities.
For pure database activity monitoring, LogLogic supports Oracle 8.1.7 or newer, Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008, and Sybase ASE 12.5 or 15.0. In addition, with the new database scanning and vulnerability assessment capability, LogLogic supports Oracle 8.1.7 or newer, SQL Server 2000/2005/2008, MySQL v4.0 or newer, DB2 v8.1 or newer, and Sybase ASE 12.5 or 15.0.
LogLogic is taking a market share approach to building out support, says Bill Roth, vice president of marketing, LogLogic. There is an increasing awareness in the federal government but also from the security community, of cyber security in general and not just network security and cryptography which have been the principal concerns. "We are moving up the stack to the next layer. As security needs evolve, database security becomes more important. This clearly fits in with that trend."
For more information about LogLogic Database Security Manager 4.1, go here.