Database security: Which solution is best?

For today’s modern businesses, virtually all critical digital business assets eventually become company databases. Unsurprisingly, these depots often represent the most coveted targets for malicious insiders and cyber-attackers – and it’s a database compromise that tends to constitute the most devastating strategic and economic sanctions for business victims. However, choosing a database security solution is not easy and there are many factors that decision makers need to consider.

Over 540,000 professionals have used Peerspot research to inform their purchasing decisions. Its latest paper looks at the highest rated providers of database security, profiles each one and examines what they can offer companies.

Here is an overview of the key players currently active in the market:

CA ACF2

Average rating: 9.0

Top comparison: IBM Resource Access Control Facility

Overview: Provides innovative, comprehensive security for business transaction environments, including Linux, UNIX and z / OS on System z – helps companies realize the reliability, scalability and cost-effectiveness of the mainframe.

DataSunrise database security

Average rating: 8.0

Top comparison: Imperva SecureSphere Database Security

Overview: The primary tool for defending company databases against malicious and hostile acts and ensuring that they remain consistent.

IBM Guardium Data Protection

Average rating: 8.3

Top comparison: Imperva SecureSphere Database Security

Overview: Provides complete visibility, action-oriented insight, real-time control and automated compliance workflows throughout the data protection journey.

Imperva SecureSphere Database Security

Average rating: 8.0

Top comparison: IBM Guardium Data Protection

Overview: Monitors all access to sensitive data and warns or blocks database attacks and unauthorized activities in real time.

JSonar

Average rating: 8.0

Top comparison: IBM Guardium Data Protection

Overview: Enables organizations to meet the needs of their transforming business by providing a 360-degree overview of their database security and compliance program across all local and cloud environments.

McAfee Vulnerability Manager for databases

Average rating: 8.0

Top comparison: Imperva SecureSphere Database Security

Overview: Automatically detects databases on the network, determines if the latest patches have been applied, and tests for common vulnerabilities.

Oracle Audit Vault

Average rating: 8.3

Top comparison: IBM Guardium Data Protection

Overview: Monitors Oracle and non-Oracle database traffic to detect and block threats, and improves compliance reporting by consolidating audit data from databases, operating systems, folders, and other sources.

Data security protection

Average rating: 8.0

Top comparison: Informatica Persistent Data Masking

Overview: Addresses multiple security, privacy, and compliance risks with advanced encryption and tokenization to transparently protect sensitive data as it moves across the network.

Trustwave DbProtect

Average rating: 8.0

Top comparison: IBM Guardium Data Protection

Overview: A security platform designed for uniform monitoring and management of enterprise databases in the data center.

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