Usually, unlike stateful-packet filtering firewalls for dynamic data masking, application-layer firewalls are always aware of certain applications, for instance the Web, SQL, and e-mail. Also, these multi-talented firewalls prohibit direct connections from the Internet to your servers by assuming the proxy role between the applications you serve (Web, E-mail, FTP, etc.) to the rest of the wired world.

Decisions based on protocol Enterprise networks can no longer allow or deny traffic based on protocol alone. Now that exploits through common and necessary protocols (HTTP, SMTP, etc…) have become frequent. They must employ firewalls for dynamic data masking capable of inspecting protocol data in the TCP header.

Application-layer firewalls usually act as both client and server, by ‘proxying’ the data between …

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Dynamic data activity monitoring, usually abbreviated as DAM refers to a database security technology purposed for monitoring and analyzing database activity that operate independent of the database management system (DBMS) and does not depend on any form of native (DBMS-resident) auditing or native logs such as trace or transaction logs.

Dynamic data masking

Database activity monitors captures and records database events, which at a minimum includes all Structured Query Language (SQL) activity, in near real-time, including database administrator activity, across multiple database platforms and generates alerts on policy violations. What does this imply? DAM is the only tool that sees everything that takes place within your database. This means every action by an application, user or administrator can be collected, analyzed and can …

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An application firewall is a form of firewall that controls input, output and access from, to, or by an application or service. It operates by monitoring and potentially blocking the input, output or system service calls that do not meet the configured policy of the firewall. The application firewall is typically built to control all network traffic on any OSI layer up to the application layer. It is able to control applications or services specifically, unlike a stately network firewall which is without additional software-unable to control network traffic regarding a specific application.

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There are two primary categories of an application firewall which are:

  • Network-based application firewalls
  • Host-based firewalls

Network-Based Application Firewalls

This network –based application layer firewall is a …

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