- 10 July 2012 11:04
Imperva Enhances Database Security Solutions for Data Warehouses and updates free Vulnerability Scanner
Imperva SecureSphere Database Activity Monitoring 9.5 delivers new and enhanced capabilities to protect Data Warehouses and to meet the demands of large and distributed data centers with:
Support for Data Warehouses – SecureSphere 9.5 adds support for Oracle Exadata and extends support for Teradata Database and Sybase IQ, all leading Data Warehouse solutions.
Improved Management – SecureSphere 9.5 simplifies management of large-scale agent-based deployment with enhancements including multi-agent configuration and automated authentication setup for agents.
Scuba 2.0 is a free, downloadable tool that scans leading enterprise databases for security vulnerabilities and configuration flaws, including patch levels. Reports provide actionable information to immediately reduce risk, and regular updates ensure Scuba keeps pace with new threats.
“Securing the information stored in Data Warehouses is essential because they integrate key business information from multiple sources,” said Amichai Shulman, CTO, Imperva. “For organizations just getting started with database security, Scuba by Imperva is an excellent first step toward reducing database vulnerabilities.”
SecureSphere version 9.5 is available now. Pricing begins at US $25,000. For more information please visit www.imperva.com. A free Scuba 2.0 download is available now at www.imperva.com/scuba.
Imperva is a pioneer and leader of a new category of data security solutions for high-value business data in the data center. With more than 1,800 end-user customers and thousands of organizations protected through cloud-based deployments, Imperva's customers include leading enterprises, government organizations, and managed service providers who rely on Imperva to prevent sensitive data theft from hackers and insiders. The award-winning Imperva SecureSphere identifies and secures high-value data across file systems, web applications and databases. For more information, visit www.imperva.com, follow us on Twitter or visit our blog.
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