New McAfee Database Security Solution Offers Large Enterprises, SMBs Complete Threat Protection

Features New Protection for Teradata Databases, Free Database Audit Plug-in for MySQL and Ability to Manage Database Security Outside of its Own Silo

RSA CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 28, 2012 – McAfee today announced its new McAfee Database Security solution offering reliable, real-time protection for business-critical databases. The solution provides organizations with a single pane of glass management to improve efficiencies.
According to a 2010 Verizon Business Study, more than 90 percent of records breached involved a database, with more than 87 percent based on exploits requiring significant technical skills. The McAfee database security solution protects databases from external, internal and intra-database threats, requiring no architecture changes or costly downtime. The latest version of McAfee Database Security now supports MySQL and Teradata databases, in an effort to ensure complete protection across the most popular database management systems.

“Teradata worked closely with McAfee to enable their support of Teradata in the new release of McAfee Database Activity Monitoring,” said Jim Browning, Enterprise Security Architect for Teradata Labs. “Companies using McAfee can now realize the power of Teradata while better monitoring user activity and enhancing the protection of their highly sensitive data.”

McAfee now enables organizations to easily incorporate database security into their overall security program and realize tremendous management efficiencies with the full integration of McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases solution into the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator centralized security management console.

“Typically, three out of four organizations rely solely on the native database security features provided by their database vendor,” said Slavik Markovich, chief technology officer of database security at McAfee.  “Organizations of all types and sizes that possess sensitive and valuable database information (credit card information, patient records, corporate financial data, etc.) are vulnerable to breaches which can be perpetrated by outside hackers or privileged insiders.”

McAfee’s unique approach to database security circumvents the major challenges that prevent most organizations from properly protecting their databases, by offering key features such as:

  • Complete visibility into databases vulnerabilities: total insight into the existence, data sensitivity and security posture of each and every database in the environment
  • Non-intrusive, real-time protection across all threat vectors: solution requires no changes to existing database and network architecture, as non-intrusive memory-based sensors offer reliable protection for databases from malicious or unauthorized activity across all threat vectors
  • Compliance without downtime: through McAfee virtual patching for databases, security updates can be made without the business disruption of taking critical applications offline

For more information about McAfee Database Security and to watch a video, visit http://www.mcafee.com/us/products/database-security/index.aspx.

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