Database Access Protection

The security of the database is generally the responsibility of the database provider and your database administrator. As with your network infrastructure, most of the measures that you should take depend highly on your strategy and priorities.

There are a number of general measures, as well as database-specific measures, that you can take to increase the protection of your database. Details are included in the following topics:

·        General Recommendations

·        Oracle Under UNIX

·        Oracle Under Windows

·        Microsoft SQL Server Under Windows

·        IBM DB2 UDB for UNIX and Windows under UNIX

·        IBM DB2 UDB for UNIX and Windows Under Windows

·        MaxDB

·        IBM DB2 Universal Database for iSeries

·        IBM DB2 Universal Database for z/OS

·        Informix Under UNIX

·        Informix Under Windows