Oracle Database Firewall extends support to MySQL

In an effort to assist organizations further prevent internal and external attacks from reaching their enterprise databases, Oracle released its Database Firewall which introduces support for MySQL Enterprise Edition.

To address threats like SQL injections, Oracle Database Firewall establishes a defensive perimeter around databases, while monitoring and enforcing normal application behavior in real-time to help prevent SQL injection attacks as well as unauthorized attempts to access sensitive information.

Oracle Database Firewall now protects MySQL databases against data breaches without requiring any changes to existing applications, the database infrastructure or the existing operating system of the target database.

To enhance reporting capabilities, the firewall introduces a new reporting infrastructure for running and modifying the layout of existing reports.

Featuring dozens of prebuilt and customizable reports, this new release of Oracle Database Firewall introduces 10 new out-of-the-box reports to further help organizations comply with privacy and regulatory mandates such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).

“Organizations can further enhance enterprise database security with Oracle Database Firewall,” said Vipin Samar, vice president of Database Security, Oracle. “With new MySQL support, Oracle Database Firewall extends the combination of databases that organizations can secure across their enterprise. The improved reporting capabilities automate time-consuming regulatory compliance reporting functions.”