NEW YORK--(Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc), the leading provider of database security solutions for the enterprise, today announced general availability of the latest release of their flagship security platform, DbProtect. This new release (Version 6.4) includes a completely revamped user experience and platform architecture that is based on input derived from years of close collaboration with AppSecInc customers across various industries. The result is a system that’s easy to operate, extremely responsive and scalable, and aesthetically pleasing.)--
“Streamline Your Database Security Efforts and Boost Operational Efficiency”
With DbProtect, organizations achieve unprecedented insight into the true security posture of their database environment and are provided with a complete set of preventative controls that can instantly eliminate security holes without the need to patch or reconfigure databases. New correlation capabilities deliver interactive dashboards and reports that pinpoint the highest risk and most easily exploited systems and situations. DbProtect can correlate each user’s privileges with the strength of their password. The resulting data exposes the toxic combination of highly privileged users with weak passwords – prime targets for an attack. Knowledge of these toxic combinations allows organizations to easily remediate the associated risk. DbProtect allows stakeholders within an organization, from IT security professionals and DBAs to C-level executives, to make appropriate decisions regarding database security, and increase operational efficiency.
“With DbProtect 6.4, we took the lessons learned from ten years of experience and over a thousand customers and rolled them into one awesome software release,” said Josh Shaul, Chief Technology Officer, AppSecInc. “The result is software that makes protecting the vital information organizations store within their databases easy, efficient, and maybe even a little bit fun. I’m delighted to say that our system works just the way our diverse group of customers wants it to.”
DbProtect 6.4 is powered by AppSecInc’s leading TeamSHATTER Knowledgebase – the world’s largest and most expansive library of database vulnerability and threats. Since 2003, the SHATTER knowledgebase has been continually updated to ensure AppSecInc customers are protected from the latest cyber threats.
Key enhancements to DbProtect in version 6.4 include:
Completely Redesigned User Interface: The look and feel of DbProtect has been redesigned to be both pleasing to the eye and intuitive to operate. Optimized workflows have been implemented throughout the solution. Advanced search and filtering ensures users can quickly find and share the information they require. The new design and user experience is a direct response to user feedback.
Correlation Engine to Detect Toxic Combinations: Identifying missing patches, misconfigurations, excessive user privileges, and suspicious activity is a key capability of DbProtect. Release 6.4 adds a new correlation capability that allows the system to instantly detect toxic combinations where multiple issues converge to leave a system highly vulnerable to attack or misuse. Combined with DbProtect Active Response, the system can automatically protect exposed databases without the need for patching, reconfiguration, or extensive application regression testing.
Streamlined Administration: Managing security in a large, heterogeneous database environment can involve an ongoing series of challenging and complex tasks; not the least of which is running a database security system. DbProtect 6.4 delivers streamlined administration and operation capabilities that simplify the task of provisioning users, setting up and running scans, managing database credentials, monitoring databases, pinpointing actionable results, handling errors, and managing product licensing.
Architected for Speed, Responsiveness, and Ease of Integration: DbProtect 6.4 delivers a new system architecture and data storage model designed to rapidly process vast quantities of data and easily plug into the myriad of other security, reporting and workflow systems used by AppSecInc’s customer base. DbProtect users get the data they want, when they want it, regardless of how many assets are managed by the system. DbProtect provides a simple means to integrate internally developed and 3rd party software with DbProtect for administration, automation and data exchange.
Optimized Operational Model with Strong Segregation of Duties Controls: Database security doesn’t occur in a vacuum; in most organizations multiple groups of stakeholders are involved in the process. DbProtect 6.4 includes several new features designed to better facilitate communication and data sharing among these groups without allowing unauthorized access to databases or product features and without providing any information beyond each individual’s need-to-know. IT security professionals, DBAs, compliance auditors, and application owners can all work from the same pool of data through sanitized and individualized views. Scan once and report everywhere. It’s never been easier to collect, analyze and report on your database security posture.
For further information on DbProtect 6.4, please contact an AppSecInc sales representative at 1-866-9APPSEC or visit: http://tinyurl.com/bu43zad
AppSecInc will also be hosting a free webinar, discussing DbProtect 6.4, in a session titled “Streamline Your Database Security Efforts and Boost Operational Efficiency” on September 25, 11AM – 12PM ET. To register, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/brq6ypp
About Application Security, Inc.
AppSecInc is a pioneer and leading provider of database security solutions for enterprise of all sizes. By providing easy to deploy and manage, highly scalable software-only solutions – AppDetectivePro for auditors and IT advisors, and DbProtect for the enterprise – AppSecInc helps customers achieve unprecedented levels of data security, while reducing overall risk and helping to ensure continuous regulatory and industry compliance. Used by more than 1,300 active commercial and government customers worldwide, our proven and award-winning enterprise solutions are backed by the world’s most comprehensive database security knowledgebase from the company’s renowned team of threat researchers, TeamSHATTER.
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