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Oracle Tunes Up Database Security With Firewall

Databases are a favorite target of hackers. As the crucial warehouse of enterprises' sensitive records, databases are under frequent attacks by SQL injections and other weapons.

Oracle is trying to fight back. The firm has released Database Firewall, a new layer of security built from technology acquired through the purchase of Secerno last May.

"People deploy network firewalls to analyze and monitor traffic that goes into their data center. The Oracle Database Firewall takes this one step further," said Vipin Samar, Oracle's vice president of database security.

Samar explains that the Database Firewall works by analyzing SQL statements by monitoring traffic between a server and database and developing a white list.

Database Journal has the details on Oracle's latest security play.

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Oracle Debuts Database Firewall