Database Security Articles
Attunity Replicate, a data replication and loading solution, has introduced new support for MySQL as a source and target as well as for multiple non-relational sources including Enscribe, RMS, IMS, and VSAM.
Posted April 02, 2014
A new Development Milestone Release for MySQL 5.7, as well as other MySQL product releases and early access features, has been announced by Oracle. With MySQL 5.7.4 DMR, the open source database is twice as fast as the previous version.
Posted April 01, 2014
STORServer is shipping the BA641-CV, a new entry-level backup appliance that incorporates solid-state drives (SSDs), as well as a new expansion system, the EBA-EXPSM-CV.
Posted March 31, 2014
The theme for COLLABORATE 14-IOUG Forum is "Become Your Office Superhero," because, while you may look like a mild mannered technical resource in meetings or at your desk, you fight a daily battle to protect your organization's data, improve performance and generate new business opportunities. COLLABORATE is your chance to recharge your superpowers and to take on new skills.
Posted March 28, 2014
Zettaset introduced a new encryption capability integrated into its existing security solution for enterprises using Hadoop.
Posted March 27, 2014
The need for better Hadoop security is widely acknowledged. However, the transformative potential of big data is spurring the industry to quickly fill Hadoop's security gaps. To keep pace with these developments, organizations must keep a close watch on the new tools and practices being deployed.
Posted March 27, 2014
Wind and water pose their own unique threats to data centers - and, as more than one pundit has observed, we seem to be experiencing a "storm of the century" every few years. Fortunately, there are approaches companies can take to mitigate risk.
Posted March 26, 2014
Organizations should exercise caution when it comes to implementing new technologies for data governance. Sometimes, the lowest tech solution is the best one and spending money on more software without laying the groundwork actually sets companies up to fail.
Posted March 20, 2014
Attachmate Reflection 2014, the newest version of Attachmate's terminal emulation software, provides enterprise customers with support for advanced security protocols and the Windows 8.1 operating system, as well as features that make it easier to access legacy applications from mobile devices.
Posted March 17, 2014
Embarcadero, a provider of software solutions for application and database development, is acquiring CA Technologies' ERwin Data Modeling solution. The acquisition will provide Embarcadero additional channel partners. ERwin is sold almost exclusively through more than 500 partners in over 70 countries.
Posted March 17, 2014
New integration between the Vormetric Data Security platform and IBM QRadar provides companies with automated data access pattern analysis, enabling them to identify potential threats to sensitive data at the source. The combined solution identifies unauthorized data access attempts - indicating accounts that represent a possible threat - and includes capabilities to monitor and alert on data access patterns that may indicate the presence of an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) or a malicious insider attack.
Posted March 13, 2014
Database disaster recovery must be an integral component of your overall business recovery plan. Just because your organization has not yet experienced a disaster, or is not in a high-risk area, does not absolve you from the need for contingency planning. Here is what all DBAs should do to be prepared.
Posted March 12, 2014
Rogue IT practices have grown exponentially with the use of public cloud services. Will these herald the end of internal IT or a means for healthy IT transformation? The risk exists for either outcome. It all depends on how IT organizations approach it.
Posted March 12, 2014
KnowBe4 has announced the latest release of KnowBe4 Compliance Manager, a cloud-based audit and compliance workflow automation tool which now includes self-assessment capabilities.
Posted March 11, 2014
McAfee, a provider of security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices, has improved its capabilities for finding, freezing, and fixing advanced threats faster to thwart targeted attacks. The McAfee solution binds and shares threat intelligence and workflows across endpoints, network and the cloud , resulting in a level of protection that the company says cannot be achieved with individual point products.
Posted March 05, 2014
Informatica Cloud Spring 2014, the latest Infomatica software release, introduces Informatica Cloud Designer which brings Informatica's integration design tools into a 100% cloud-based design environment.
Posted March 04, 2014
Teradata and EMC have collaborated to provide a certified backup and recovery approach for Teradata Database customers. The Teradata and EMC partnership was formed in October 2013 when Teradata certified the Data Domain Operating System 5.4. Teradata has also just certified EMC's latest product - the Data Domain DD720 - bringing greater backup performance improvements to customers.
Posted March 03, 2014
AvePoint Compliance Guardian Service Pack (SP) 2, the latest release of AvePoint's enterprise platform for managing information, availability, risk, and compliance adds support for cloud and social platforms, improved incident tracking and management and encryption and redaction.
Posted February 28, 2014
In many ways, IT protection is like a game of poker. There are two things you need to win: a strong ability to play and the best hand you can get. With the former, a lot of it comes down to knowing what not to do.
Posted February 26, 2014
These days, companies have more and more of their applications and data being accessed through mobile devices. To enable secure access to sensitive enterprise applications and data on mobile devices, Oracle rolled out the Oracle Mobile Security Suite, which, combined with Oracle's existing Identity and Access solutions, aims to deliver an integrated platform for managing access to all applications from a complete range of device types.
Posted February 26, 2014
Mission-critical applications in the banking, education, retail, healthcare, oil and gas, government, and travel industries depend on trusted MultiValue database systems. Yet, new requirements are emerging for MultiValue technology vendors to support integration with other enterprise data sources, enable mobile and web access, provide comprehensive business intelligence, and enforce greater security. In this special report, executives of seven leading MultiValue companies discuss how they are responding to their customers' evolving needs.
Posted February 26, 2014
Extending Imperva's data center security strategy across the cloud, the company is acquiring cloud security gateway startup Skyfence, and also intends to acquire the remaining shares of cloud-based web application security company Incapsula. Imperva's new strategy is intended to address security gaps within various cloud deployment models.
Posted February 18, 2014
To help secure sensitive data, including regulated and high-risk data like medical, payment, insurance and financial data, Gazzang is providing data encryption and key management support for Pivotal HD, the Hadoop distribution from Pivotal.
Posted February 11, 2014
There's no doubt that the management at Target had a miserable holiday season at the end of last year, between all the bad PR that came out about the online theft of 40 million customers' data records—later revised to be even higher—and the costs of providing disclosures and working with banks, and the headaches of potentially expensive lawsuits that are being filed. Such is every organization's nightmare, the price of openness and accessibility. According to a new survey of 322 data and IT managers, there is a growing awareness among enterprise executives and managers about the potential issues to enterprise data security.
Posted February 10, 2014
A new Virtual Appliance from Axcient enables organizations to protect data and replicate to the cloud without the need to purchase onsite hardware. The new virtual appliance is designed for VMware environments, and gives businesses access to Axcient's recovery-as-a-service cloud for rapid recovery of information, applications, and IT infrastructures.
Posted February 10, 2014
DocAve Online, AvePoint's software-as-a-service platform for Microsoft Office 365 management, has added enhanced data protection, governance, and reporting to help companies improve the protection and control of their cloud-based assets. The company says the policy enforcement enhancements in DocAve Online Service Pack (SP) 3, hosted on Windows Azure, enable companies to have comprehensive governance policies that will address all-in cloud, hybrid, or on-premises deployments.
Posted January 27, 2014
Enterprises are making a greater effort to monitor and audit data for threats to data security, but organizations that are fully security aware—leaders that practice prevention, detection and administrative controls across their data assets—are still in the minority of enterprises, according to a new survey underwritten by Oracle and fielded among IOUG (Independent Oracle Users Group) members.
Posted January 08, 2014
IBM inventors have received a patent for a data encryption technique called "fully homomorphic encryption" which, the company says, can enable deep and unrestricted analysis of encrypted information while preserving confidentiality.
Posted January 06, 2014
Delphix, a provider of agile data delivery solutions, and Axis Technology, a provider of enterprise data security and masking solutions, have formed a partnership with hopes of accelerating and simplifying data masking initiatives.
Posted December 30, 2013
Sepaton has been assigned two new patents by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. With the new patents, "System Health Monitor" and "Distributed Garbage Collection," Sepaton's patent portfolio includes 15 patents covering the building blocks for enterprise data protection.
Posted December 17, 2013
SOA Software, an API and SOA management tools provider, has undergone a series of audits by an independent Quality Security Assessor (QSA) to ensure that it met best practices and security controls needed to keep sensitive data secure during transit, processing and storage. As a result, SOA Software is now an 'Approved Service Provider' for major credit card brands.
Posted December 09, 2013
Modern data centers contain a mix of physical and virtual systems and must be able to provide access to highly distributed collaborative applications as well as support systems that leverage cloud computing. Here are 8 best practices for achieving data center security and an in-depth analysis of the new security concerns presented by next-generation data centers.
Posted December 04, 2013
New technology from CA is aimed at helping organizations lower the cost of storing data processed on IBM System z by backing up the data and archiving it to the cloud. According to CA, by using its Cloud Storage for System z with Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage in conjunction with the Riverbed Whitewater cloud storage appliance from Riverbed Technology, organizations can decrease storage costs while also improving disaster recovery readiness.
Posted November 25, 2013
When it comes to service recovery, speed matters. The costs of recovery from failures can be staggering in terms of business service downtime, in lost revenues and damaged reputations. For DR preparedness to significantly improve, companies should consider these 5 dimensions of disaster recovery.
Posted November 13, 2013
AFORE has announced a portfolio of Amazon Web Services (AWS) security solutions. The data security suite is targeted at enterprise customers and service providers planning to offer EaaS and enables them to take control of securing sensitive data within the AWS. Built for cloud and virtualized environments, the security suite delivers data protection that eliminates traditional costs and deployment complexity barriers, according to AFORE.
Posted November 12, 2013
Trustwave, a provider of services and technologies for information security and compliance, has acquired data security provider Application Security, Inc., which offers security software for relational databases and big data stores. According to Trustwave, the acquisition will augment its existing managed security services and extend protection of data and management of threats across endpoints, networks, applications and databases.
Posted November 11, 2013
CodeFutures has introduced dbShards/Migrate, a new continuous replication technology that is aimed at solving the problem of extended downtime when migrating a large database for an application across data centers or cloud environments.
Posted November 05, 2013
MapR Technologies has introduced native authentication in its MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop to enable Hadoop to be used more broadly within healthcare, financial services, and government organizations. The new capability, now in beta, is meant to address the needs of customers who have been looking for a security approach as simple and easy to use as a web-based-banking application.
Posted October 28, 2013
Syncsort, a provider of big data software, has sold its Data Protection business to an investor group formed by members of its executive management team, industry veterans Robert Belau and Ken Barth of Bedford Venture Partners, and established Syncsort investor Windcrest Partners.
Posted October 16, 2013
Sepaton, Inc., a provider of backup and recovery platforms, today unveiled a new data protection solution called Sepaton VirtuoSO that is intended to address the challenges organizations are facing due to the exponential growth of both structured and unstructured information. According to the vendor, the scale-out NAS-based data protection solution provides five times the capacity of competitive solutions at initial release with up to 22 times the capacity planned for future releases.
Posted October 15, 2013
Software Diversified Services (SDS) is partnering with McAfee to provide support, maintenance, new enhancements, and compliance upgrades for McAfee's E-Business Server, a comprehensive suite of products using industry-standard encryption to automatically protect corporate data within applications, email, file transfers, and transaction processing. As part of the agreement to take over support and development of E-Business Server, SDS says it will assume full and ongoing responsibility for all current and future customer support functions and also deliver a series of customer-requested upgrades and enhancements.
Posted October 14, 2013
With the upcoming release of SQL Server 2014 (SQL2014), Microsoft is making advancements in the area of mission-critical performance. Microsoft wants to stake out this ground not only as performance enhancements in the relational engine, but also in terms of features which support better data availability, performance, security, and data integration. Here's what SQL2014 will do for you in those key areas.
Posted October 09, 2013
Dataguise, a provider of data security intelligence and protection solutions, has secured $13 billion in Series B funding. According to Dataguise, traditional approaches to securing Hadoop fail because they are too complex, expensive, and incapable of selectively protecting the data that matters in large and diverse environments. Dataguise's solution, DG for Hadoop, aims to provide an efficient and economical method of determining where and how to secure sensitive data in Hadoop. "We are helping people go from a sandbox environment to the production environment," Manmeet Singh, CEO, Dataguise, said in an interview.
Posted September 30, 2013