In a time when IoT, BYOD, and anything else that is on the network is now on the Enterprise, to have a fighting chance Security teams require more visibility into network traffic, critical assets and patterns. Most businesses have taken some fundamental security steps, such as:
- Segmenting networks
- Traditional network firewalls
- Intrusion prevention systems (IPS)
- Secure Web gateways
- Endpoint protection tools.
However, most organizations at risk with regulated data need to go even further. This may include:
- Network Traffic Analytics tools
- Next-gen firewalls for both Network and Applications, etc. These advanced security tools may examine more (or all) network traffic and endpoint activities. This broadened visibility into the network allows for to monitor mobile devices and IoT patterns. There are also specific Database Firewalls that monitor and identify against database specific attacks to protect critical data. This includes the ability to both monitor and audit database activity through the logs maintained by them. DB Firewalls can also maintain white/black lists for approval SQL commands/statements, stop SQL Injection and Buffer Overflow attacks.