Database Security Tools Overview
What are Database Security Tools?In theory, databases are already protected against malicious activity by firewalls and intrusion detection systems. However, databases require their own protection as networks have been opened up to the Internet.
In broad terms, unauthorized access to a database compromises potential loss of data confidentiality, integrity and availability. Since corporate databases frequently contain valuable client data and other sensitive information, protecting databases from malicious intent is often a high priority.
Some of the ways in which database security tools do this:
- Access control to prevent unauthorized access by implementing multifactor access and other data management controls
- Physical security of database and servers from theft and natural disasters
- Monitoring system for vulnerabilities and compiling a plan to mitigate them
Oracle's Audit Vault and database firewall is a database security option.
InfoSphere Guardium is IBM's database security offering.
Sophos now offers Intercept X for Server, as a server-specific version of its popular endpoint security solution, featuring advanced malware detection and prevention, ransomware protection, and hacker deterrents.
DbProtect from Chicago-based Trustwave is a database security option.
Trend Micro's ServerProtect is a malware and virus protection available for NAS storage devices, and other server systems.
Imperva Data Security (formerly SecureSphere for Data) is an enterprise application and file security suite, combining database and file security management and monitoring under its database.
McAfee Data Center Security Suite (formerly the Sentrigo Hedgehog Data Center Security Suite of products) is a database security option. McAfee acquired Sentrigo in 2011 to grow its own database security offerings.
DBrow is a web based database portal that can be used to query, view, and share data in the business user’s relational databases on RDS. There is no need to connect to the databases from user desktops, as cloud database endpoints can be secured further. Individual records and query responses can be…
SQL Secure from Idera Software in Houston, Texas is a database security offering.
IDM365 is a hybrid between RBAC and ABAC and is a unique identity and access management solution that is designed to make managing systems and governing users simple and cost-effective. To do this, automated tools are used to clean up and organize existing users and roles before taking over the task…
Voltage SecureData (formerly HP Data Security Voltage) is a line of data center security products acquired by HPE in 2015 and then acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2017.
DataSunrise Database & Data Security is a cross-platform, high-performance software. DataSunrise delivers Real-Time Database Security and Compliance, in Clouds solutions such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud. It is also available on-premise.DataSunrise secures databases such as MS SQ…
Kaspersky Security for Storage is a software product that supports a number of long term or NAS storage devices with malicious attack or theft prevention, from Kaspersky Labs.
Kogni continuously discovers, classifies and protects sensitive data across organizations regardless of source or location of data. The vendor states that Kogni's use of AI & machine learning capabilities mitigates the possibility of data breaches with near-perfect detection capabilities for eve…
Syncsort offers Assure Security a complete IBM i security solution that includes features that assess risks, monitor for compliance, ensure data privacy and control access to your systems and data.
According to the vendor, dbWatch is a complete and scalable database monitoring solution, helping enterprises monitor and manage any number of SQLServer and Oracle database servers efficiently. dbWatch also supports Azure, MySQL, PostgreSQL and Sybase. The vendor promises that dbWatch will give comp…
Korean company Penta Security offers the D'Amo suite of database security products.
BMC Software offers the Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) suite, providing a range of data center and mainframe security and visibility into security alerts.
Unbound Key Control (UKC) is a unified key manager and virtual HSM which provides full key lifecycle management across on-premise data centers and multiple cloud environments. This pure-software solution manages all keys from all on-premises or cloud workloads and from any cloud service provider (CS…
The Cisco Tetration Analytics platform offers holistic workload protection for multicloud data centers by enabling a zero-trust model using segmentation. This approach allows you to identify security incidents faster, contain lateral movement, and reduce your attack surface. Tetration's infrastructu…
IBM Security offers the zSecure suite of mainframe security applications for intrusion and threat detection and prevention, system management facility (SMF) audit, audit analysis and reporting, and other related applications.
IBM Hyper Protect Crypto Services provides a key management and cloud hardware security module (HSM) to encrypt and protect keys.
FortiDB from Fortinet in San Francisco is a database security option.
Docker containers make it easy to develop, deploy, and deliver applications where containers can be deployed and brought down in a matter of seconds. This flexibility makes it very useful for DevOps to automate deployment of containers. Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced provides agent-l…