by Daniel L
The number of databases getting hacked or compromised keeps going up, but the question is, are there any counter-measures being used against these database breaches? The answer to this question lies in the approach to database security McAfee has taken, providing businesses with protective countermeasures capable of thwarting the influx of potentially harmful intrusions. McAfee offers businesses protection of data in every state, whether it is at rest or in use, through the combination of network and server security, along with encryption and file permission controls. It is understood that safeguarding databases is one of the most difficult things to do, and this is where McAfee is trying to make a difference through their offerings. The security solutions that McAfee offers include database discovery and assessment, protection of data, database management tools, and activity monitors. First and foremost, information about all the databases belonging to an organization are collected, which ultimately determines if security patches have been properly deployed and installed, scanning for any possible vulnerabilities along the way. Furthermore, McAfee ensures that critical data will be protected through the use of a firewall along with access restrictions of the users or applications with insufficient permissions. Real time monitoring alerts are also used to warn database administrators of a possible intrusion attempt, giving them the ability to terminate sessions accordingly.