DB Networks Taking Aim at SQL Injection with a New Security Appliance
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DB Networks was founded in 2009 and has raised $7 million in funding to date, Steve Hunt, president and chief operating officer of DB Networks, told eWEEK. This week, the company is officially launching its new core intrusion detection system (IDS), the IDS-6300 hardware appliance. The IDS-6300 is a continuous monitoring device for SQL injection detection, according to Hunt. In a SQL injection attack, the attacker injects bad input into a database SQL statement in an effort to gain unauthorized access to the data.
Hunt noted that one of the common ways that organizations try to defend against SQL injection is with a Web application firewall (WAF). However, Hunt said, attackers today can hide their attacks in ways that can get around a WAF, which is why the IDS-6300 takes a behavioral approach in contrast with the signature-based approach typically employed on a WAF.