Database software makers have continued to refine built-in security features and automatic controls to facilitate regulatory compliance. Today’s databases have far superior out-of-the-box security features than those provided in software releases from just two or three years ago.

One of the hotter security trends in databases is the new breed of software commonly known as a database firewall. The database firewall can be a part of a layered approach to data security by proactively checking for anomalous and suspicious SQL statements before they are executed in the database.

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