Sentrigo Introduces Repscan 3.0 with Support for SQL Server

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Sentrigo, Inc., a provider of database security software, has announced Repscan version 3.0, a major new release of its database vulnerability assessment and security scanning software.

Repscan now includes Microsoft SQL Server support in addition to Oracle support, Andy Feit, vice president of marketing for Sentrigo, tells 5 Minute Briefing. There has been demand for SQL Server support, but the company waited "until we could truly get a product of the same quality that we have for Oracle," says Feit. In addition, to providing the same level of vulnerability assessment and security scanning provided for Oracle, the product supports everything as far back as SQL Server 2000 and all the way up to the latest SQL Server release, he notes. Repscan 3.0 provides more than 3,000 security verifications scanning Oracle and Microsoft databases and applications.

Version 3.0 also incorporates new and improved features that allow users to more easily navigate, identify and interpret critical data within an enterprise. Among new product features is a graphical user interface, which has been redesigned to allow even security experts with limited database knowledge to run and interpret results. The whole user interface was redesigned from ground up to be more approachable by someone who was not necessarily a database expert, explains Feit. The product also adds powerful tools for penetration testing, as well as a database browser (with drill-down functionality) that allows interactive review of crucial database information.

Developed by security researcher, Alexander Kornbrust of Red Database Security, this new version of the Repscan product now offers deep database discovery capabilities allowing enterprises to locate and identify databases on a network-an important first step to scanning and protecting them. In addition, the product's enhanced data discovery ability identifies which databases have sensitive information that is likely subject to compliance requirements.

Repscan 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.

In the future, Repscan will add additional database support as well, notes Feit. For more detailed information about Repscan, go here.