McAfee Security Scanner for Databases

McAfee Security Scanner for Databases

Reliable database solution to protect critical data assets and address risks

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McAfee Security Scanner for Databases automatically finds databases on your network, determines if the latest patches have been applied, and tests for weak passwords, default accounts, and other common threats — making it easier to demonstrate compliance to auditors and improve protection of critical data assets.

If you are interested in an enterprise-class, centrally-managed database vulnerability management solution (with additional capabilities such as scheduled scans, scan history, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) integration, etc.), please see McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases.

Tactical database security scanner — McAfee’s database security scanner (DSS) is aimed primarily at internal or external auditors looking to perform ad-hoc database vulnerability scans.

Maximum visibility into security posture — Security Scanner for Databases gives auditors, pen testers, consultants, and database administrators a solution for gaining unmatched visibility into an organization’s security posture by conducting a thorough check of more than 3,500 potential database vulnerabilities.

Actionable data to address risk — With Security Scanner for Databases, you can review expert recommendations to address these risks, helping to build an effective database security policy and meet regulatory mandates.

Features & Benefits

Prepare for and perform well during a security audit

Detect altered data, including modifications of privileges and user tables, while spotting security issues such as SQL injection vulnerabilities.

Accelerate time to compliance and minimize audit cycles

Use out-of-the-box compliance reports to uncover potential issues before an audit, minimizing the time and cost involved in confirming remediation post-audit.

Deliver speedy fixes to help address vulnerabilities while prioritizing issues

Organize items by priority and review actionable recommendations for remediation. The database browser interface allows for quick application of fixes across multiple databases.

Check password strength in the fastest and most efficient manner possible

Detect weak passwords, shared passwords, and hashes passwords while downloading data for local analysis to avoid affecting database performance.

System Requirements

These are minimum system requirements only. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment.

Minimum system requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher

Supported databases for security scanning

  • Oracle version 9.1 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Azure
  • MySQL version 4.0 or later
  • PostgreSQL version 6.0 or later
  • Sybase ASE 12.5 on all supported platforms
  • IBM DB2 version 8.1 or later running on Linux, Unix, and Microsoft Windows


Data Sheets

McAfee Security Scanner for Databases

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