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McAfee Releases Free Security Plug-in for MySQL Databases

In an effort to help users get a better idea of the security status of their MySQL databases, McAfee today released a free open-source audit plug-in that provides detailed database activity audits and helps satisfy audit requirements for the wildly popular open source database platform.

McAfee promises that the software-only implementation is easy to deploy and is highly scalable, and ideal for protecting and monitoring MySQL databases in the cloud, with key features including:

McAfeeVisibility into database vulnerabilities: Insight into the security posture of each and every database in the environment

Real-time protection across all multiple vectors: The non- intrusive plug-in requires no changes to the existing database and network architecture and offers reliable protection for databases from malicious or unauthorized activity across all threat vectors

Compliance without downtime: Using McAfee virtual patching for databases, security updates can be made without having to take applications offline

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“McAfee developed the free database audit plug-in to give the community of MySQL users a means of building enterprise-level database security around their databases,” said Dan Sarel, vice president of Database Security Product Management at McAfee.

The free open-source MySQL audit plug-in supports such databases including Oracle, Sybase, MS-SQL and DB2.

Users interested in downloading and testing the plug-in can get it from Github here.

Sean Roth and Slavik Markovich, both part of McAfee’s database security team, demonstrate the plug-in in a video here.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring and analyzing trends in the enterprise IT security space and the threat landscape. In his role at SecurityWeek he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and manages several leading security conferences.