Application Security DbProtect
Strengths: Strong documentation, extremely affordable, great assessment tools. Weaknesses: Inconsistent database support across sensor types, and tedious deployment.
Barracuda Networks – Barracuda Web Application Firewall 460
Strengths: Clean interface with solid feature set. Weaknesses: May be underpowered and no 24-hour replacement option.
Bayshore Networks SingleKey
Strengths: Solid heuristic functions and features. Weaknesses: Documentation could be more detailed. Expensive.
F5 Networks BIG-IP Application Security Manager
Strengths: Powerful policy engine and robust feature set. Weaknesses: Fragmented documentation.
Strengths: Comprehensive feature set, solid platform, excellent documentation and support. Weaknesses: Some functions require the command-line interface, but that’s a nitpick.
Imperva SecureSphere Business Security Suite
Strengths: Enormous feature set and flexible deployment options. Weaknesses: High cost and slightly more complex setup.
McAfee Database Activity Monitoring
Strenghts: Full database monitoring and protection for many types of databases. Weaknesses: Documentation could have included visuals.