Databases are the backbone of every organization’s operations — powering enterprise applications, supporting financial transactions and internal processes as well as underpinning a multitude of mission critical business analytics processes. Further, the data contained within these dynamic repositories is both highly regulated and a primary target for internal and external attackers.
The nature of this data requires enterprises to meet strict compliance standards, ensure data integrity and protect sensitive information, both within the database and at the file system level. To achieve this requires a layered, well-focused data-centric security approach that includes the following and more:
- Discovery and classification of sensitive data
- Continuous monitoring and auditing
- Real-time policy-based control of data access
- Real-time alerts
- Proof of compliance