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New Release of Oracle® Database Firewall Extends Support to MySQL and Enhances Reporting Capabilities

February 17, 2020

database securityIn an attempt to help organizations further prevent internal and external attacks from reaching their enterprise databases, Oracle today announced a replacement release of Oracle® Database Firewall which introduces support for MySQL Enterprise Edition, complementing previously announced support for Oracle Database 11g and earlier releases, IBM DB2 Linux Unix Windows, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) and Sybase SQL Anywhere.
This latest release of Oracle Database Firewall also features new reporting capabilities including new reports that help to further address regulatory compliance.
Network-Based Security Software Helps Prevent Attacks from Reaching Databases
To address threats like SQL injections, Oracle Database Firewall establishes a defensive perimeter around databases, while monitoring and enforcing normal application behavior in real-time to assist prevent SQL injection attacks also as unauthorized attempts to access sensitive information.
According to the foremost recent IOUG Data Security Survey, only 36 percent of respondents have taken steps to make sure their applications aren’t subject to SQL injection attacks. (1)
Oracle Database Firewall now protects MySQL databases against data breaches without requiring any changes to existing applications, the database infrastructure or the prevailing OS of the target database.
To enhance reporting capabilities, Oracle Database Firewall introduces a replacement reporting infrastructure for running and modifying the layout of existing reports. Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher customers can cash in of all capabilities offered for authoring, managing, and delivering highly formatted documents which will be designed using familiar desktop products.
Featuring dozens of prebuilt and customizable reports, this new release of Oracle Database Firewall introduces 10 new out-of-the-box reports to further help organizations suit privacy and regulatory mandates like insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
This new release of the Oracle Database Firewall also offers a replacement proxy operating mode that permits customers even greater flexibility in deploying it on the network. additionally, new ‘multi-core’ management capabilities offer administrators fine-grained control over the resources allocated to guard specific databases for even greater scalability.
To ensure that customers can adopt a defense-in-depth strategy, Oracle Database Firewall is now also integrated with Oracle Advanced Security allowing encrypted traffic to Oracle Databases to be monitored for potential threats.
Part of Oracle’s comprehensive portfolio of database security solutions, Oracle Database Firewall complements Oracle Advanced Security, Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Database Vault. Together, the products support Oracle’s commitment to supply customers with the foremost comprehensive and advanced security offerings that help reduce the prices and complexity of securing their business information across the enterprise.