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SQL Injection is #1 Database Security Concern Among SMBs

April 3, 2012

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

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), provider of the only unified database security solution, recently surveyed more than
six thousand GreenSQL SMB users – IT administrators, DBAs, data security professionals and
consultants – about their most critical database security concerns.

Respondents’ primary concerns were:

        - 51%: SQL injection attacks from internal and external users
        - 31%: Internal threats, including unauthorized database access, database
          administrator errors, and data exposure to non-privileged internal users
        - 18%: Regulatory compliance

“In today’s environment, it isn’t a matter of whether you will be hacked, but when.
Cybercriminals recognize that not only enterprises but also SMBs are especially
vulnerable,” said GreenSQL CEO, Amir Sadeh. “Databases contain the crown jewels of an
organization, which means a break-in by insiders or outsiders can cost millions in fines,
lawsuits, and customer attrition.”

“Many companies think they can’t afford complete data security protection,” he
continued, “but GreenSQL
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offers four different packages to accommodate any budget. More than 100,000 SMBs in
over 190 countries have chosen GreenSQL database security technology to protect their data
from the entire threat spectrum because it is simple to install, easytouse and maintain -
and effective.”

Cybercriminals use SQL injection to target both external websites and internal
databases when seeking data for identity theft and other profitable black market
activities. Public websites serving as the face of an organization are known to be
vulnerable to SQL injection attacks but so are internal collaborative sites as shown by
the recent assault on the internal Nokia developer application.

Internal data security leaks, a concern of 31% of GreenSQL users surveyed, let
corporate data get into the wrong hands. While developers, administrators, and customer
service representatives all need data access, they should have different access
privileges. In addition, true data protection covers threats from both employee theft and
error. Coordinating database access control and command permissions can significantly
reduce data loss from errors while lowering the cost to repair any that remain.

Compliance ranks third in the survey as a top security concern. Lack of compliance
with Sarbanes Oxley, PCI DSS, HIPPA, or other regulations can result in significant legal
fees, negatively impinge on a company’s ability to do business, and reduce client and
customer trust.

About GreenSQL

GreenSQL [http://www.greensql.com ] provides the world’s first set of Unified Database
Security solutions for the SMB/SME and enterprise markets. With an all-in-one approach to
database security, the GreenSQL product family offers database protection, monitoring and
performance in a single integrated suite. GreenSQL was founded in 2009 to deliver total
database security solutions that are easy to deploy and use. It offers the world’s most
popular database security solution, with over 110,000 copies downloaded in 192 countries.


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