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McAfee Releases Audit Plugin for MySQL Users
McAfee, the organization that holds the title of being the world’s largest security technology company, has just announced the release of its free open-source audit plugin for MySQL users. The free plugin was created by McAfee to join the company’s pre-existing solutions that make up its award-winning line of products that specialize in database security.
Ideal for small and medium-sized businesses, but also valuable for larger organizations, the MySQL audit plugin allows users to collect comprehensive activity audits from their databases that offer in-depth detail and help to satisfy audit requirements.
The way in which McAfee addresses database security allows the company to provide solutions to organizations that often face troubles when trying to properly secure their databases. McAfee’s successful approach is demonstrated in the MySQL audit plugin’s full set of features, which begins with total visibility into the status and vulnerabilities of all databases in a particular environment.
A large portion of the audit plugin’s appeal comes from the flexibility and ease of use it offers. Interested parties do not have to worry about making any changes to their existing database and network architecture, as the plugin is non-intrusive. While remaining so, it supplies real-time database protection across all vectors, creating a solid barrier against malicious or unauthorized activity.
The MySQL audit plugin’s ease of use continues with the fact that it can supply vital security updates through McAfee’s virtual patching for databases without having to take critical applications offline. This reduces downtime and allows businesses to continue functioning as normal with minimal interruptions. Additionally, since the audit plugin can be implemented as a software-only solution, deployment is simplified and highly scalable for monitoring cloud-based databases.
Dan Sarel, McAfee’s vice president of database security product management, commented on the new release: “McAfee developed the free database audit plug-in to give the community of MySQL users a means of building enterprise-level database security around their databases. When coupled with the McAfee Database Activity Monitoring sensor for MySQL, the data is subject to the same real-time analysis and policy enforcement as the data collected from other supported databases.”