SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a large hidden attack surface at the center of many organizations' IT infrastructures and legacy security mechanisms are powerless to sniff out the danger. Specifically, the risk is undocumented and unmanaged databases. DB Networks is addressing the problem through continuous – yet non-intrusive – database discovery.
"Our deep protocol analysis immediately identifies previously unknown databases as well as new connections originating from database client applications," said Brett Helm, Chairman and CEO of DB Networks. "We provide organizations insights into their database infrastructure they've never seen before. This includes a comprehensive database inventory and mapping of client application to their databases. In addition, deploying our solution is extremely simple – our products don't interfere with existing security mechanisms, and operation is entirely hands-off."
Identifying unknown databases is often an early indication that a cyberattack is in progress. Similarly, a database interacting with a previously unknown database client application is also a potentially high security risk.
The sheer scope of the issue often prevents organizations from conducting the level of database monitoring and discovery necessary to buttress themselves against today's most pernicious threats. According to a recent IOUG survey, one in five organizations have 1,000 or more databases, while 10% of organizations have more than 5,000 databases operational. Such a large database estate dramatically increases the likelihood that there are numerous undocumented operational databases. Each database that remains undiscovered and unmanaged represents a potential attack vector.
Traditional approaches to database discovery have been based on intrusive network address and port scanning. Field experience has shown this technique to be extremely problematic. First, because intrusive network address and port scanning is not a continuous process it will miss those situations where a database is created and then taken down between scan windows. Secondly, intrusive scanning is often misinterpreted by security systems as an attack and saturates the SOC with alarms. The result is a self-inflicted denial of service attack. Lastly, network address and port scanning creates network additional network traffic reducing system performance. This is the primary reason intrusive scanning isn't done continuously.
DB Networks avoids these pit falls with its DBN-6300 database cybersecurity appliance, which operates non-intrusively on a network SPAN or TAP as either a physical or virtual appliance. As a seamless part of the network infrastructure, the DBN-6300 offers complete visibility into your database infrastructure. The insights the DBN-6300 provides reduces your security risk posture while also reducing database licensing expenses by decommissioning unnecessary databases.
About DB Networks®
DB Networks® innovates database cybersecurity products. Our customers include the world's largest financial institutions, healthcare providers, manufacturers and governments. DB Networks' unique approach to database security utilizes machine learning and behavioral analysis to automatically learn each application proper interactions and then applies those learning's to accurately and immediately identify attacks in the core network. With no signature files to deal with or endless false positives to chase down, operational support becomes trivial. DB Networks is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. For more additional information call (800) 598-0450 or visit our website, Twitter page, LinkedIn page, Google+ page, and YouTube channel.
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