CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. -- RippleTech, the data access intelligence provider, today announced the availability of Informant for MySQL, the industrys only dedicated network appliance to monitor MySQL database applications. Informant empowers MySQL users to protect against costly security breaches, demonstrate compliance and improve availability and reliability through detailed database traffic audit analysis that captures the entire user session without any negative impact on performance or service.
High-transaction industries like ecommerce, telecom, and financial services need continuous access to critical and secure data, but cannot risk database performance failures or security breaches. With high-profile data breaches on the rise, analyst firm Forrester estimates that 80 percent of all database breaches are internal and cost organizations between $90 and $305 per record. Therefore organizations must focus on effectively securing their high-value data and confidential information without causing service or performance bottlenecks.
MySQL users are still establishing best practice standards for managing their databases and to date they have lacked comprehensive visibility into database access and performance, said Matt Toczek, Security and Data Privacy Consultant for Protiviti Inc. RippleTech is the only vendor that provides MySQL users the real-time information on session-level activity needed to secure their growing information assets and meet increasingly stringent auditing requirements.