Database software companies continue to keep developing the built-in security features and automatic controls to facilitate the regulation. As compared to software releases in the recent past, today’s databases have extreme advanced out-of-the-box security features.
Sophisticated firewalls, Database Encryptions, and highly developed routers have made it difficult for hackers to steal the information. The leading database firewall providers are IBM and ORACLE. Microsoft, IBM, and others offer strong data encryption techniques. However, web applications and databases expose them to some cyber threats.
Cloud-Based Data Environment
In coming years, most likely the biggest database trend that we’re going to see will be the growing shift toward cloud-based database environments. A faster way Of creating what-if scenarios, without the time delays intrinsic in the provision of extra server and storage capacity is by using Cloud computing. By now Virtualization is already a significant trend in databases and it is expected to grow even more in the upcoming years. Securing databases both on the cloud and in virtual environments is going to receive greater than before attention in the coming months.
Regulatory Compliance and Governance
Even more, developments can be expected in this area. Regulatory compliance is going to drive a larger amount of improvement by all database makers. Many new products are available in the markets that are geared towards the compliance and security area. Although some of these products claim to search for thousands of identified vulnerabilities, we must understand that a vast majority of these vulnerabilities have been fixed over time by new releases of database software.
Many companies have come up with the tools to help organizations to simplify and automate the compliance and governance processes. Tools that combine unrelated audit data in a central location and help you generate valuable reports are quite common. Due to the inexorable demands of audits and compliance requirements, we can expect more innovative solutions in this area.