Press release

Trustwave Brings Powerful Database Security Scanning and Testing to the Cloud

Sponsored by Businesswire

Trustwave today unveiled new database
security scanning and testing software
that helps organizations
better protect critical data assets hosted on-site or by major cloud
service providers from advanced threats, configuration errors, access
control issues, unauthorized privilege escalation, missing patches and

“Databases are the proverbial ‘bank vaults’ cybercriminals aim to crack
leveraging malware, zero-day vulnerabilities, savvy social engineering
and other sophisticated means,” said C.J. Spallitta, senior vice
president of product management at Trustwave. “As businesses continue
expanding globally, obtain new assets through acquisitions and adopt
mixed computing models to control costs, maintaining data visibility
while keeping pace with an evolving threat landscape becomes a
mountainous challenge. Trustwave helps ensure no matter where data is
housed, on-premises or offsite in a hosted cloud, it is safeguarded from
the latest threats and actions.”

is a highly-scalable comprehensive database security
platform that delivers real-time visibility and protection to data
housed across an organization’s entire footprint no matter what
environment or mix of environments the data traverses or resides. The
software offers robust compliance management capabilities through
constant monitoring for unusual data behaviors indicative of a breach or
policy violations. New features in Trustwave DbProtect include:

  • Support for major cloud providers –Trustwave DbProtect allows
    customers to protect big data stores across (and in between) major
    cloud services including Amazon Web Services, Amazon Relational
    Database Service, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, GovCloud,
    FedCloud and others supporting Windows Server. Organizations choosing
    to host operations entirely in the cloud benefit by eliminating the
    need to have a locally installed management console and backend
    database servers.
  • Powerful database discovery and agentless scanning –Trustwave
    DbProtect quickly discovers all databases and associated objects,
    users and enabled security features across an organization’s entire
    footprint and chosen deployments including on-premises, hosted and
    hybrid cloud. A unique agentless scanning feature eliminates the need
    for scanner installation on each individual database in favor of a
    single scanning engine that can connect and administer vulnerability
    and rights management scans on thousands of databases simultaneously.
  • Cybersecurity risk and compliance infraction reduction
    –Trustwave DbProtect identifies data leakage, misconfigurations,
    access control issues, missing patches, unauthorized data
    modifications and other concerns that put organizations at risk for
    breaches and associated steep fines for non-compliance. Organizations
    can collect and correlate a forensic audit trail of all privileged
    database activities to meet regulatory obligations effectively.
  • Real-time alerting for threats and policy violations
    Organizations gain a clear picture on the state of their data security
    and compliance efforts at any point in time. Once a baseline is
    established, Trustwave DbProtect continuously monitors for new threats
    and data policy violations alerting information technology and
    security teams. A detailed analysis and ranking depending on the
    severity of each instance is given allowing internal teams to
    prioritize and properly plan to take appropriate corrective actions.
  • Single dashboard view and superior reporting –Trustwave
    DbProtect delivers a single consolidated view of threats,
    vulnerabilities, perceived risks and compliance endeavors across the
    entire data environment. Using analytics, database administrators can
    drill down for detailed views of each individual database or group of
    databases to run reports against an established baseline charting
    progress and operational efficiencies.

Trustwave DbProtect currently protects more than half a million
databases in organizations ranging from medium to large enterprises and
government institutions and offers several options for deployment
on-premises or in the cloud.

About Trustwave

Trustwave is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services
provider that helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce
security risk. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security
services, security testing, consulting, technology solutions and
cybersecurity education, Trustwave helps businesses embrace digital
transformation securely. Trustwave is a Singtel company and the global
security arm of Singtel, Optus and NCS, with customers in 96 countries.
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