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DB Networks Supports GDPR Readiness Assessments for Structured Data
[July 13, 2017]

DB Networks Supports GDPR Readiness Assessments for Structured Data

SAN DIEGO, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DB Networks®, a pioneer in Artificial Intelligence (AI) based database security, today announced initiatives designed to assist companies in complying with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The EU GDPR will come into effect on May 25, 2018. The new regulation requires that organizations respect and protect personal data – regardless of where the personal data is sent, processed or stored. Companies with employees, customers, or goods for sale in the EU must now begin to identify and map the processing all of the personal data they hold and process.

"DB Networks supports GDPR including the Readiness Assessments now being conducted. Our AI-based DBN-6300 identifies structured data stores that contain personal information and automatically maps how the personal information is being processed," said Brett Helm, Chairman and CEO of DB Networks. "The DBN-6300 non-intrusively discovers all of the organizations databases and connected database applications. It is not uncommon for organizations to have many more databases, that may be holding vast amounts of personal data, than they were even aware of."

DB Networks supports organizations and GDPR consultants conducting Readiness Assessments in preparation of the new EU regulation. DB Networks offers the tools necessary to "shine a light" on the organizations entire database infrastructure to document each structured data store and also to secure all of the personal data that is stored on those databases.

"Organizations are by and large blind to database activity on the majority of their databases. It's typical for oranizations to not know the number of databases they have, which databases hold personal data, which applications and individuals are accessing the databases, or if their databases are presently under attack," says Helm. "The DBN-6300 is a field proven product that assess an organization's entire database infrastructure and is also a powerful tool for creating a personal data inventory."

DB Networks DBN-6300 operates completely non-intrusive. This is vastly different and more evolved than common the intrusive IP/port active scanning discovery often found on legacy database activity monitors. Active scanning can't identify individual database instances, only database servers operating on well-known ports. A significant concern is that active port scanning may also set off security alerts due to the fact that the traffic they produce appears like an attack.

Conversely, the AI-based DBN-6300 operates non-intrusively on a network TAP where it processes a copy of the database traffic. Deep protocol analysis is applied to the captured packets to discover all database instances, map the databases to their connected applications, and gather database user behavior analytics (UBA). Statistical analysis and machine learning are then used to identify insider threats and database attacks that were previously opaque to the security operations center (SOC). Security analysts now have visibility and improved operational intelligence from their database infrastructure, and will be notified when important database infrastructure events occur.

About DB Networks
DB Networks pioneered Artificial Intelligence based database security. Their customers include the world's largest financial institutions, healthcare providers, manufacturers, and governments. DB Networks agentless technology non-intrusively assesses database infrastructures through deep protocol extraction, machine learning, and behavioral analysis. Customers gain insights by discovering all active databases, identifying tables being accessed, and the specific applications accessing the databases. In addition, through machine learning, database activities that deviate from the unique models of normal behavior immediately and accurately identifies compromised credentials and database attacks. DB Networks is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information, call (800) 598-0450 or visit the company's website

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