Crunchy Data and Center for Internet Security Announce Benchmark Update for PostgreSQL 16
The CIS PostgreSQL Benchmark is freely available as a guide to help businesses secure Postgres deployments.
CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunchy Data, the leading provider of trusted open source Postgres technology and support, in collaboration with the Center for Internet Security®, is proud to announce the publication of the PostgreSQL CIS Benchmark™ for PostgreSQL 16. Crunchy Data worked with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to make PostgreSQL the first open source database to provide a published STIG in 2017 and this update reflects their ongoing partnership to provide enhanced security guidance as PostgreSQL continues to advance and evolve.
The PostgreSQL CIS Benchmark series provides security-focused enterprises with a thorough manual on configuring and utilizing open source PostgreSQL. As organizations consider open source PostgreSQL as a substitute for proprietary database systems, they can consult the CIS Benchmark for guidance.
PostgreSQL version 16 was recently released by the PostgreSQL Global Development group and includes notable improvements:
The CIS PostgreSQL 16 Benchmark recommendations were developed by testing PostgreSQL 16 running on RHEL 9, though these recommendations will also apply to other versions of PostgreSQL. Similar to the PostgreSQL STIG, the CIS PostgreSQL Benchmark provides recommendations in the following areas:
Installation and Patches
"The Crunchy Data team is proud to continue our collaboration with CIS and provide another PostgreSQL Benchmark in the series. This project provides security guidance and certifications to help drive adoption of PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source relational database," said Crunchy Data President, Paul Laurence.
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Crunchy Data allows companies to build with confidence as the leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise technology, support and training. Crunchy Data offers Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL, the most advanced and true open source RDBMS on the market. The company also offers Crunchy Bridge, a fully managed cloud Postgres service available on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. PostgreSQL's active development community, proven architecture, and reputation for reliability, data integrity, and ease of use makes it a prime candidate for enterprises looking for a robust relational database alternative to expensive proprietary database technologies. Learn more at www.crunchydata.com.
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