Cloud Security Perspectives and Insights

Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) 2.1 is now Available

Pedro Lopes
Product Manager

We live in a world where data is an organization’s most valuable asset but remains under-protected.  Hackers, malicious users, or even curious users, are aware of this gap and are taking advantage of it.

Today, our data is typically available at the click of a mouse button and that availability leads to a significant advantage for the attackers.  Attackers have all the tools, time, infrastructure and knowledge to target your organization’s data; while data classification, data security, and risk remediation is yet another set of TBD items in a long list for corporate I.T.

This is where DBSAT can make a difference!

Oracle DBSAT accelerates the security assessment process by collecting and evaluating relevant configuration information from the database.  It assesses the current security state by analyzing the security policies and controls in place, identifying what is missing, and then showing how to mitigate the risks.  Second, DBSAT helps you quickly analyze your users, their roles and privileges, and what type of access they have on your sensitive data.  Lastly, DBSAT helps you locate and classify your sensitive data so that you can secure them appropriately.

DBSAT 2.1 is now available with tons of new features and capabilities to help you improve your overall security posture, and lower your risks on Oracle databases:

  • Added support for Oracle Database 18c, 19c, and Autonomous Databases
  • Security Assessment
    • Introduced rules highlighting for STIG in addition to earlier GDPR and CIS Benchmark
    • Added checks on password file, global names, instance names, RMAN backups, and more
    • Updated remarks and recommendations for quick action
    • Simplified identification of directly granted system privileges
    • Improved classification of system privileges granted to PUBLIC
    • PDB runs show only Roles and Privileges that can be acted upon for quicker remediation
    • Enhanced checks for Audit Configuration and Audit Trail Management
  • Sensitive Data Discovery
    • Added support to help find sensitive data in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish
    • Expanded coverage for dozens of new Sensitive Types, Categories, and Subcategories
    • Added Recommended controls per Risk Level

DBSAT has been downloaded 18,000 times since Sensitive Data Discovery was introduced in January 2018. Customers are using DBSAT to find their sensitive data and understand their risks. What about you? 

Visit our webpage for more information and to download the DBSAT.

Oh, did I mention, DBSAT is free to all Oracle Database customers?

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