SQL Server 2000 is the Key to Database Security

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Microsoft Corp.

    REDMOND, Wash., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Built with security as a top
 consideration, Microsoft(R) SQL Server(TM) 2000 allows administrators to
 configure database security flexibly, and supports the U.S. government
 certification for C2-level installations for sensitive environments. Of the
 current version enterprise databases from Oracle Corp., IBM Corp. and
 Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:   MSFT), only SQL Server 2000 has achieved a C2 or
 higher rating from the National Security Agency (NSA), making it a National
 Security Agency Trusted Product. This rating places SQL Server 2000 in
 consideration for government contracts that have stringent data security
 requirements while offering reassurance to corporate customers needing to
 tightly control systems in their own environments.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO )
     A C2 rating requires mechanisms to protect data, while allowing users to
 share information under their control with other specified users, enforce
 accountability, prevent access to residual information from a previous user's
 actions, and provide for the auditing of security-related events. SQL Server
 2000 includes tools that allow database administrators to enable these
 security options easily. In addition, detailed security information for SQL
 Server 2000 is included in the online documentation for the product, at SQL
 Server 2000 Books Online ( http://www.microsoft.com/sql/productdoc/ ), and in
 an SQL Server 2000 security white paper at
 http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/2000securityWP.htm .
     Microsoft SQL Server 2000 is the complete database and analysis offering
 for rapid delivery of the next generation of scalable e-commerce,
 line-of-business and data warehousing solutions.
     Additional information on Microsoft's commitment to customer security can
 be found at http://www.microsoft.com/security/issues/c2evaluation.asp or at
 the Microsoft Security adviser site, http://www.microsoft.com/security/ .
     Founded in 1975, Microsoft Corp. is the worldwide leader in software,
 services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The
 company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower
 people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device.
     NOTE:  Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the
 United States and/or other countries.
     The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Microsoft Corp.
    REDMOND, Wash., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Built with security as a top
 consideration, Microsoft(R) SQL Server(TM) 2000 allows administrators to
 configure database security flexibly, and supports the U.S. government
 certification for C2-level installations for sensitive environments. Of the
 current version enterprise databases from Oracle Corp., IBM Corp. and
 Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:   MSFT), only SQL Server 2000 has achieved a C2 or
 higher rating from the National Security Agency (NSA), making it a National
 Security Agency Trusted Product. This rating places SQL Server 2000 in
 consideration for government contracts that have stringent data security
 requirements while offering reassurance to corporate customers needing to
 tightly control systems in their own environments.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO )
     A C2 rating requires mechanisms to protect data, while allowing users to
 share information under their control with other specified users, enforce
 accountability, prevent access to residual information from a previous user's
 actions, and provide for the auditing of security-related events. SQL Server
 2000 includes tools that allow database administrators to enable these
 security options easily. In addition, detailed security information for SQL
 Server 2000 is included in the online documentation for the product, at SQL
 Server 2000 Books Online ( http://www.microsoft.com/sql/productdoc/ ), and in
 an SQL Server 2000 security white paper at
 http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/2000securityWP.htm .
     Microsoft SQL Server 2000 is the complete database and analysis offering
 for rapid delivery of the next generation of scalable e-commerce,
 line-of-business and data warehousing solutions.
     Additional information on Microsoft's commitment to customer security can
 be found at http://www.microsoft.com/security/issues/c2evaluation.asp or at
 the Microsoft Security adviser site, http://www.microsoft.com/security/ .
     Founded in 1975, Microsoft Corp. is the worldwide leader in software,
 services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The
 company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower
 people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device.
     NOTE:  Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the
 United States and/or other countries.
     The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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