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ProxySQL Firewalling

 | January 15, 2018 |  Posted In: Database Monitoring, MySQL, ProxySQL, Security

ProxySQL Firewalling

In this blog post, we’ll look at ProxySQL firewalling (how to use ProxySQL as a firewall). Not long ago we had an internal discussion about security, and how to enforce a stricter set of rules to prevent malicious acts and block other undesired queries. ProxySQL came up as a possible tool that could help us in achieving […]

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Meltdown and Spectre: CPU Security Vulnerabilities

and  | January 4, 2018 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL, open source databases, Security

CPU Security Vulnerabilities

In this blog post, we examine the recent revelations about CPU security vulnerabilities. The beginning of the new year also brings to light fresh and new CPU security vulnerabilities. Today’s big offenders originate on the hardware side – more specifically, the CPU. The reported hardware kernel bugs allow for direct access to data held in the […]

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Upcoming MongoDB Security Webinar November 8, 2017: Enhanced Security Using LDAP Authentication

and  | November 7, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Percona Server for MongoDB, Technical Webinars

MongoDB Security

Join Percona’s Senior Technical Services Engineer Adamo Tonete as he presents MongoDB Security Webinars: Enhanced Security Using LDAP Authentication on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST (UTC-8). Experience: Intermediate Tags: SysAdmin, DBAs In this webinar, we are going to demonstrate how to configure Percona Server for MongoDB in a […]

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MongoDB Security: Using LDAP Authentication

 | November 6, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, Security

MongoDB Security

In this blog post, we’ll focus on MongoDB security and discuss how to configure Percona Server for MongoDB to authenticate a user with an LDAP server. It is important to mention that Percona Server for MongoDB features LDAP authentication free of charge for everyone in all our versions. This feature is not available in the MongoDB Community versions. […]

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ProxySQL Improves MySQL SSL Connections

 | September 19, 2017 |  Posted In: 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 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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