Sentrigo, Inc., a database security software provider, has announced the latest version of its database vulnerability assessment and security scanning software solution. The new release, Repscan 4.0, available with more flexible pricing options, offers expanded support for cloud-based and open source database platforms, productivity enhancements for database administrators (DBAs), and added management capabilities.
Among the new platforms supported by Repscan 4.0 is Microsoft SQL Azure Database, a cloud-based relational database service built on SQL Server technologies that provides a highly available, scalable, multi-tenant database service hosted by Microsoft in the cloud. According to Sentrigo, its support for the Microsoft SQL Azure platform represents the first database vulnerability assessment solution to test against the cloud-based database, and further assists organizations by providing a more secure environment in which to leverage the benefits of cloud computing.
"We are probably out a little bit in front of user demand for this. The reality is that not a lot of organizations are deploying critical applications yet in the cloud with sensitive data, but we see the ability to do vulnerability testing as a critical first step to enabling them to do that," Andy Feit, vice president of marketing, Sentrigo, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "They are not going to move that sensitive data out there until they are sure that the platform is secure enough," he notes. The new version of Repscan includes hundreds of tests designed for the SQL Azure environment, and has been implemented to efficiently evaluate configuration parameters relevant for securing this emerging architecture.
With Repscan 4.0, notes Feit, Sentrigo also expands its support for open source databases with the addition of PostgreSQL, a widely-deployed open source database system. Support for MySQL was added in the previous release of Repscan, introduced this past June. In addition, Repscan 4.0 further expands platform support by including capabilities for scanning of Sybase ASE systems, extending the breadth of platforms which already included Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2.
Also new in Repscan 4.0 are a number of new features to simplify and speed common actions of DBAs as they work to remediate discovered vulnerabilities. The new version also provides direct internet search capability, allowing users to quickly find additional detail and the latest information on vulnerabilities. Several new reports developed for management roles, including executive overview and summary-level reports, are also included in Repscan 4.0. For more information about Repscan 4.0, go here.