Database & application security

Application Security DbProtect

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

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

Bayshore Networks SingleKey

Strengths: Solid heuristic functions and features. Weaknesses: Documentation could be more detailed. Expensive.
F5 Networks BIG-IP Application Security Manager

F5 Networks BIG-IP Application Security Manager

Strengths: Powerful policy engine and robust feature set. Weaknesses: Fragmented documentation.
Fortinet FortiDB-400c

Fortinet FortiDB-400c

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

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

McAfee Database Activity Monitoring

Strenghts: Full database monitoring and protection for many types of databases. Weaknesses: Documentation could have included visuals.

After inspecting the latest database application and security products on the market, the SC Magazine Labs team reported the pros and cons of each.

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