Protects MySQL databases against data breaches without requiring any changes to existing applications
Oracle has released new Oracle Database Firewall, which introduces support for MySQL Enterprise Edition, to assist organisations further prevent internal and external attacks from reaching their enterprise databases.
Oracle Database Firewall establishes a defensive perimeter around databases, while monitoring and enforcing normal application behaviour in real-time to help prevent SQL injection attacks as well as unauthorised attempts to access sensitive information.
In addition, Oracle Database Firewall now protects MySQL databases against data breaches without requiring any changes to existing applications, the database infrastructure or the existing operating system of the target database.
To enhance reporting capabilities, the new release introduces a new reporting infrastructure for running and modifying the layout of existing reports and also introduces 10 new out-of-the-box reports to further help organisations comply with privacy and regulatory mandates.
The new release features dozens of prebuilt and customisable reports and offers a new proxy operating mode that allows customers even greater flexibility in deploying it on the network. In addition, new ‘multi-core’ management capabilities offer administrators fine-grained control over the resources allocated to protect specific databases for even greater scalability.
Oracle Database Firewall is integrated with Oracle Advanced Security allowing encrypted traffic to Oracle Databases to be monitored for potential threats and it also complements Oracle Advanced Security, Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Database Vault.
Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) president Andy Flower said since most customers are at risk of SQL injection attacks, the Oracle Database Firewall provides much needed security.
"Oracle Database Firewall is an example of the necessary first line of defense for large and small customers that can monitor database activity and block threats before they even reach the database. This new release shows Oracle listens to the customer community with inputs like the IOUG Security Survey. I’m sure our members are pleased with Oracle’s commitment to investing in securing Oracle and non-Oracle databases," said Andy.