Imperva announced that key findings in a new independent benchmark report conducted by Aberdeen Group reveal that monitoring privileged database users significantly reduces data loss. In a newly published survey report of more than 120 enterprises entitled “Protecting the Database: When (Most of) the Eggs are in One Basket,’ two thirds of the organizations rated Best-in-Class who monitor privileged insiders suffered fewer data loss incidents. The report was sponsored by Imperva.
Of the Best-in-Class organizations surveyed by Aberdeen, two thirds reported that they:
- Monitor database administrator activities.
- Enforce separation of duties for database administrators.
- Block database activities that are in violation of established policies.
In comparison, less than one third of organizations ranked as Laggards in the survey monitor privileged insiders.
Organizations with Best-in-Class performance at protecting the database enjoyed substantial year-over-year advantages over those with lagging performance, including:
- 8% fewer incidents of data loss or data exposure related to database security.
- 10% fewer audit deficiencies related to database security.