netForensics Strengthens Database Monitoring Solution with New Real-Time Monitoring and Reporting Features: nFX Data One Provides Organizations with Enhanced User-Session Tracking and Improved Reporting Framework to Address Compliance Requirements

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netForensics, a leader in security compliance solutions, today announced version 3.0 of nFX Data One(TM), its comprehensive security database monitoring solution that helps protect databases from unauthorized or malicious activities. New features include enhanced user session tracking, a more robust reporting framework, integration with change management systems, improved exception-management and support for MySQL 5.0. Together with nFX SIM One, netForensics' flagship security information management (SIM) product, netForensics gives organizations the ability to identify and neutralize possible threats and data breaches from the perimeter to the core.

nFX Data One assures security compliance as it applies to sensitive information that is vulnerable to internal threats and application-layer attacks

    New Session Tracking Feature Improves Threat Identification

nFX Data One monitors database activity without compromising database performance, and analyzes traffic in real-time to alert users when violations occur. This new version now supports a session ID metric in the alert and audit trail messages which is a unique identifier across nFX Data One servers. This allows for enhanced correlation between the database event and the session, improving the organization's ability to identify and defend against real threats. Users can easily navigate between a database event and user session audit trail to view the whole picture. The session ID metric also enables nFX Data One to reconnect to the same session after a re-start to allow users to revisit the exact session they were previously viewing, providing more management and control over the analysis process.

Redesigned Reporting Helps Meet Compliance Demands

In addition, netForensics offers a complete redesign of nFX Data One reports to provide extensive filtering on all metrics to support rapid searching, dynamic sorting of reports and report scheduling. Users can dynamically sort within reports and have the opportunity to schedule reports. Further, this new reporting framework offers users the ability to choose multiple criteria with advanced searches. As part of the new reporting framework, nFX Data One provides users with object usage analysis and integration with change management systems via the Database Insight Report and the new Database Change Tracking Report.

Object usage analysis identifies commands and tables in the SQL query text so access can be determined at the table level. The new Database Insight Report offers multi-level drill-down and filtering capabilities to search for user commands issued against specific server tables. Users can search for update queries executed against table "xyz" by a user in a certain database during a specific time period. Alternately, users can drill-down from a high-level view by issuing commands against certain servers, then further drilling down by database and table to find the exact query and user. Administrators can run these reports on the fly or at scheduled intervals.

New Change Management Integration Preserves Investments While Enhancing Security

nFX Data One's new change tracking integration allows users to reconcile legitimate database changes against a change management control system and identify of "out of process" changes to look for anomalies and violations. Integration with market-leading change management systems enables administrators to automatically monitor and track approved changes so that anomalies or violations cannot sneak by an unsuspecting administrator. Reconciliation is automated with a new reporting process so that administrators do not need to track legitimate changes manually. This ensures administrators can easily get the core of the issue without wasting time.

Additional improvements include intelligent, exception-based data parsing that ensures reliability of nFX Data One for audit, compliance, and forensics purposes, enhancements to the administration console to improve usability, and support for MySQL 5.0.

"nFX Data One assures security compliance as it applies to sensitive information that is vulnerable to internal threats and application-layer attacks," said Tracy Hulver, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, netForensics. "Together with nFX SIM One, it offers organizations one of the most robust approaches to identifying potential data breaches and neutralizing threats from the perimeter to the core of the enterprise. Simultaneously, it supplies the data and audit trails required for policy enforcement, regulatory compliance and forensic support. Unlike other database monitoring solutions, nFX Data One uses deep-packet inspection to monitor data traffic, providing a high level of data security without impacting database performance."

About netForensics

Since 1999, netForensics delivers security compliance solutions that help stop the ever-increasing attacks that threaten organizations. Through its patented nFX technology, netForensics not only solves security compliance challenges, but provides the proof needed to address the myriad of regulatory and internal governance requirements. The netForensics' suite of nFX One products provides solutions to address external and internal threats, mitigation, log management and compliance reporting. Governments and companies of all sizes around the world rely on netForensics to gain unparalleled security visibility, prevent costly downtime, and maintain compliant operations.

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