GreenSQL, a database security company, now offers database security for SQL Azure, satisfying both security and performance requirements of cloud-based databases.
GreenSQL’s software-based solution is installed as a front-end to SQL Azure; it camouflages and secures the Azure database, dynamically masks sensitive and confidential data in real-time, and provides monitoring and auditing of data access and administrative activities. Its caching increases database performance, reducing latency in cloud environments, according to the company. By using GreenSQL, companies comply with regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, SOX, and Basel II.
GreenSQL protects SQL Azure databases in hybrid and hosted environments against external and internal threats, with enhanced SQL injection prevention and a database firewall. In a hybrid environment, GreenSQL becomes the secure gateway between on-premise applications and the SQL Azure cloud. On fully hosted applications, GreenSQL’s separation-of-duties features ensure that only authorized personnel can access specified parts of the database.
While Microsoft Windows and SQL Azure provide their own measures to protect multi-tenancy threats, they do not specifically enforce any database security policies. GreenSQL protects both the database and compute clouds, allowing companies with fully hosted applications to install and run GreenSQL on Azure.