By Troy Kitch on Feb 28, 2013
Traditionally, enterprise data governance started within your database management system by establishing the appropriate access control and auditing policies to prevent unauthorized access and demonstrate those controls. Now a new generation of database security solutions allow organizations to extend database security policies beyond the database management system and across the enterprise.
By monitoring traffic to all their enterprise databases, organizations can now detect unauthorized activity before it reaches the database, and can take appropriate measures to block that activity. In addition, these solutions can consolidate database logs and analyze them in real-time to generate alerts as well as provide a secure centralized repository for audit data for regulatory purposes.
Conceptually similar to network intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) or security information and event management (SIEM) that are part of every organization’s network, KuppingerCole believes adoption of this new technology will become just as widespread at the database layer and will help strengthen existing controls within database management systems.