In todays world of hackers and known security
vulnerabilities, you need to make sure your database systems are not open to
attack. In the old days, it was somewhat common practice to assume your system
was secure until someone identified a security hole. However, today you need to be
more proactive in making sure your system is secure before someone exploits a
In order for companies to give themselves the confidence
they need to know their system is not open security breaches, they are acquiring
database assessment tools. These assessment tools scan for known security holes
and make sure systems are patched. These tools started out as homegrown tools.
However, today vendors are providing robust enterprise ready assessment tools.
Vulnerability assessment is no longer just the job of the DBA. Assessment
efforts now include a wide range of stakeholders, and therefore organizations
are looking for tools to help with this assessment.
If your organization is looking for security assessment
tools that will help you to proactively uncover your database vulnerabilities,
then you should consider reading this research paper. To understand what
kind of tools are out there, and what you really need for your situation, you
need to know the requirements that a tool needs to meet. By reading this
paper, you will gain a better understanding of how to evaluate different
assessment tools so you can make sure the correct assessment tool is purchased
for your organization.