DB Networks has released a first-of-its-kind database sensor that provides makers of security software with real-time, deep-protocol analysis of database traffic—inside or outside the firewall.
It's probably not possible to gather too much network information when guarding against cyber-threats. So the more data a system can generate about legitimate users, the ones trying to break in and others who already have broken in, the better security staff will know how to fight the bad actors.
By integrating this sensor into their products, security OEMs provide their customers with more usage detail and metrics from data-tier cyber-threats. The Layer 7 Database Sensor—the first of its kind in the industry, DB Networks claims—features patented technology to enhance and differentiate their product offerings. In turn, enterprise users can deploy these new features, offered through their trusted channel or OEM vendors, to protect their critical database infrastructure.
Early OEM partners Cyphort and Fidelis are available as references, the company said.
Because of the speed and frequency of internal and external IT system threats, they now demand real-time detection. This includes elusive insider threats, which most security professionals now believe comprise more than 90 percent of all intrusions. With this launch, DB Networks enables this capability for OEMs offering solutions such as incident response (IR) services, breach detection systems (BDS), data leak prevention (DLP), and security incident and event management (SIEM) products.
The Layer 7 Database Sensor, which became generally available on Feb. 11, works quickly, providing OEMs with machine learning and behavioral analysis functionality to immediately identify database attacks.
In summary, key functions of the Layer 7 Database Sensor are:
• nonintrusive discovery of all databases, including undocumented ones;
• extraction and in-depth analysis of layer 7 activity in the data tier;
• detailed insights into database interactions; and
• immediate identification of database attacks through machine learning and behavioral analysis.
San Diego-based DB Networks will attend the RSA Conference 2016 (booth #607 South Hall at the Moscone Center in San Francisco) from Feb. 29 to March 3. The company also will be at the HIMSS 16 Conference & Exhibition at the Venetian Palazzo Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas from Feb. 29 to March 4.
Layer 7 Database Sensors are available now. For more information, go here.