Intrusion Detection and Security Auditing In Oracle

Database intrusion detection and security auditing continues to grow in importance. Thus, monitoring your database applications is a critical component of achieving a strong defense-in-depth around your sensitive data. However, to be efficient and effective, you must use the right combination of tools. Monitoring should never replace other layers in the security stack—it should complement the existing pieces instead.

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Databases and ERP Selection: Oracle vs. SQL Server

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The database is an essential component of enterprise applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM). This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of the Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database platforms. How do the two compare when it comes to reliability, scalability, and total cost of ownership (TCO) when integrated with enterprise software? Read More

The Guide to Google Apps Training: Part Two: How to Secure a Google Apps Domain

You don’t have control over attempted attacks on your domain, but putting the right security systems in place means you can block access to your data and your domain. Google Apps provides users with a wide variety of customizable options to ensure that a domain is secure. Google Apps features stringent user access controls, governing how and when selected users gain access to the domain, and a disaster recovery system in order to retrieve any data compromised due to a security breach.

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Quick Take: Pulse Secure Spins Off, Immediately Acquires MobileSpaces

After network infrastructure provider Juniper Networks sold secure gateway Junos Pulse, this led to the creation of Pulse Secure. The security provider immediately acquired mobile application security company Mobile Spaces. What does this mean for security and risk management companies and professionals interested in strengthening mobile security within their business? This report from Forrester Research looks at the acquisition and its implications. Read More

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