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ProxySQL Improves MySQL SSL Connections

 | September 19, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, ProxySQL, Security, SSL

In this blog post, we’ll look at how ProxySQL improves MySQL SSL connection performance. When deploying MySQL with SSL, the main concern is that the initial handshake causes significant overhead if you are not using connection pools (i.e., mysqlnd-mux with PHP, mysql.connector.pooling in Python, etc.). Closing and making new connections over and over can greatly impact […]

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Revenge of Ransomware! MongoDB Security in the News Again . . .

 | September 5, 2017 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MongoDB, Security

MongoDB Security

A new set of MongoDB attacks and data breaches struck businesses this weekend, mirroring the attacks that hit back in January and putting MongoDB security back into the spotlight. Like the last set, this new attack strategy focused on ransomware that demanded a paid ransom to unlock hijacked data. As with many security breaches, the attack was preventable – […]

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Webinar Wednesday August 9, 2017: MongoDB Security – Making Things Secure by Default

 | August 7, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Security, Technical Webinars

MongoDB security

Join Percona’s Senior Technical Services Engineer, Adamo Tonete as he presents MongoDB Security: Making Things Secure by Default on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:00 am PDT / 2:00 pm EDT (UTC-7). Register Now MongoDB security breaches have regularly been in the news. What isn’t mentioned, however, is that it’s all been avoidable. Simple mistakes […]

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Webinar Wednesday August 2, 2017: MySQL Disk Encryption with LUKS

 | July 31, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, Security, Technical Webinars

MySQL Disk Encryption

Join Percona’s, Senior Architect, Matthew Boehm as he presents MySQL Disk Encryption with LUKS on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at 1:00 pm PDT / 4:00 pm EDT (UTC-7). Register Now Clients require strong security measures for PCI, HIPAA or PHI. You must encrypt MySQL “at rest” to satisfy the data managed under these standards. InnoDB’s built-in […]

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Webinar Tuesday July 11, 2017: Securing Your MySQL/MariaDB Data

 | July 10, 2017 |  Posted In: MariaDB, MySQL, Security, SSL, Technical Webinars

Securing Your MySQL/MariaDB Data

Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents Securing Your MySQL/MariaDB Data on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT (UTC-7). Register Now This webinar will discuss the features of MySQL/MariaDB that when enabled and used improve the default usage of MySQL. Many cloud-based applications fail to: Use appropriate filesystem […]

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SSL Connections in MySQL 5.7

 | June 27, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, Security, SSL

SSL Connections

This blog post looks at SSL connections and how they work in MySQL 5.7. Recently I was working on an SSL implementation with MySQL 5.7, and I made some interesting discoveries. I realized I could connect to the MySQL server without specifying the SSL keys on the client side, and the connection is still secured […]

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