• Network Security

    What are Database Firewalls, why are they required & how do they protect databases?

    Most of the front end applications rely on a back-end database (like MySQL, PostGRE SQL, etc) to fetch the required data while performing their tasks. Databases are no longer restricted to internal applications in a Local Area Network, as many web based applications rely on them. In this article, let us see what Database firewalls do, where they are deployed,  how they protect database specific attacks and some best practices for securing Database servers. What are Database Firewalls? Database Firewalls are a type of Web Application Firewalls that monitor databases to identify and protect against database specific attacks that mostly seek to access sensitive information stored in the databases.  Database…