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Effective Database Security Practices to Save Your Privacy
Firewalls strengthen storage security by denying access to unnecessary traffic. With the right configuration, a firewall only allows incoming and outgoing database traffic where needed. Thus, any suspicious connection attempt from known or unknown sources gets flushed out.
FREMONT, CA: In a world where almost everything is connected virtually, data becomes one of the most important assets for companies. In order to prevent unwanted data loss, system downtime, or unauthorized access, companies should focus on bolstering their database security.
Database security is a combination of controls and processes for securing a database management system. The more accessible and available a database is, the more vulnerable it becomes. In this article, we are giving away some best practices to overcome database security challenges:
Firewalls strengthen storage security by denying access to unnecessary traffic. With the right configuration, a firewall only allows incoming and outgoing database traffic where needed. Any suspicious connection attempt from known or unknown sources gets flushed out.
Without a firewall, possible consequences range from data breaches to DDoS attacks.
Using Secure Applications and Software
Another best practice toward improving data security is to make sure the applications and software communicating with the data are individually secured. Any external applications must have their own firewalls and a set of protection layers.
For instance, a web application in close connection with the database is allowed access to the data. The database's firewall settings whitelist the application, irrespective of whether the application is secure or not. If a bug exists in the application, the database automatically is automatically vulnerable to attacks such as SQL injections.
In order to avoid such incidents, it is better to use a webserver firewall that can help secure from external attacks