The Center for Internet Security (CIS) today announced the release of benchmarks that provide security configuration guidance for two of the leading database servers in the enterprise marketplace: Oracle Database 11g R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Engines. By implementing these CIS benchmarks, users can now follow a well-established list of settings to safely harden their systems.
"Database security is essential for organizations of all sizes and across all sectors, particularly as our data becomes more critical to business operations and the need to better protect it grows. These new CIS benchmarks provide clear, results-oriented guidance to help entities implement security for their data and database systems," said Rick Comeau, Executive Director, CIS Security Benchmarks Division. "We are pleased to work with our industry partners and subject matter experts to develop these consensus-based resources and make them available to a broad audience."
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