The database security features available from relational database management system (RDBMS) vendors are only a small part of the overall database security picture. While some critical security capabilities are bundled with relational database platforms, many critical services for securing enterprise data are not; hence the need for database security tools from third parties.
These database security products provide a level of database security far beyond what RDBMS vendors offer directly to customers in their products, particularly in the areas of database vulnerability assessment, encryption, database compliance and test data management, tokenization and data masking. As a result, there are a number of reasons for organizations to leverage these database security products. And, as there are databases available to support most every application and business function, there is an equally varied set of requirements to boost database security through these third-party tools.
In this buyer's guide, readers will learn exactly what database security tools are, as well as the use cases and ways database security tools are used to boost enterprise security. It also lays out what enterprises need to know before making an investment into database security products, and presents direct comparisons of database security products, offering overviews of some of the top tools on the market today.
The types of database security products
Learn what database security add-on products are and how they work, as well as their role in protecting data in the enterprise data center.
Expert Adrian Lane explains why database security tools play a significant, if not the majority, role in protecting data in the enterprise data center. Continue Reading
2Do I need?-
The business case for database security products
Discover use cases and the ways database security products can boost enterprise security.
Expert Adrian Lane describes the use cases and ways database security tools are used to boost enterprise security. Continue Reading
3How to buy-
Database security tool procurement
Consider the following criteria and steps as part of any evaluation when looking to find the right database security products for your organization's needs.
Expert Adrian Lane lays out the criteria for procuring the right database security software for your enterprise. Continue Reading
4Which should I buy?-
The top database security products compared
What makes a particular database security product right for certain enterprises and data centers? Here we compare several leading database security products from top vendors and review the pros and cons of their products to help you decide which might be right for your organization.
5Top product overviews-
A who's who of the market-leading database security tool vendors
Database security add-ons are essential for securing network connections and communications. Here's a look at some of the top database security add-on products in the industry.
Expert Ed Tittel examines SecureData Enterprise, which is a part of the HP Security Voltage platform, a scalable database security product that encrypts both structured and unstructured data, tokenizing data to prevent viewing and more. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel examines Imperva SecureSphere Database Activity Monitoring and Database Assessment, products that are deployed as an inline bridge or as a lightweight agent to assess and monitor local database access. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel takes a look at McAfee Database Activity Monitoring and McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases to see how they protect enterprises' databases and corporate data. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel examines Oracle Advanced Security, a database security add-on product with transparent data encryption (TDE) and data redaction features. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel examines Protegrity Database Protector, a database security add-on product that provides column- and field-level protection of confidential and sensitive data stored in nearly any type of relational database. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel checks out Trustwave DbProtect, a centrally managed enterprise-level database activity monitor that includes vulnerability assessment functionality. Continue Reading
Expert Ed Tittel takes a look at Vormetric Transparent Encryption, a component of Vormetric's Data Security Platform that encrypts data and does access control for that data. Continue Reading