Vulnerability assessment for Microsoft SQL Azure

Sentrigo announced Repscan 4.0 which offers expanded support for cloud-based and open source database platforms, productivity enhancements for database administrators (DBAs) and added management capabilities.

Among the new platforms supported by Repscan 4.0 is Microsoft SQL Azure Database, a cloud-based relational database service built on SQL Server technologies. Sentrigo’s support for the Microsoft SQL Azure platform represents the first database vulnerability assessment solution to test against the cloud-based database.

The new version includes 100’s of tests designed for the SQL Azure environment, and has been implemented to efficiently evaluate configuration parameters relevant for securing this emerging architecture.

Repscan 4.0 also augments support for open source databases with the addition of PostgreSQL, a widely-deployed open source object-relational database system.

In addition, Repscan 4.0 further expands platform support by including capabilities for scanning of Sybase ASE systems, extending the breadth of platforms which already included Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2.

Also new in Repscan 4.0 are a number of new features to simplify and speed common actions of DBAs as they work to remediate discovered vulnerabilities. For example, DBAs with appropriate account access and privileges can apply changes to one or more databases directly from within Repscan, addressing identified problems without leaving the tool.

The new version also provides direct Internet search capability, allowing users to quickly find additional detail and the latest information on vulnerabilities. Several new reports developed for management roles, including executive overview and summary-level reports, are also included in Repscan 4.0.

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