Shahab, Shehba

Netezza Mantra
Cutting edge database activity
monitoring technology
Shehba Shahab
ISM 158
Spring 2010
Prakash Mehra
CRUNCH These Numbers
75% of companies believe
that have adequate data protection
58% of these companies
have lost sensitive data in the last 2
60% admit that the loss of
sensitive data is a recurring
Security is
being taken
too lightly
are not
getting to
the ROOT
of the
The Solution: Netezza Mantra
Tracks and correlates database
usage, and reports back in the
event of suspicious activity
Comprehensive enterprise
database activity monitoring
Security protection: Intrusion
Audit Trail: Collects critical that
can be used for audits
Compliance Controls: Analysis,
detection and protection against
any non-compliance with HIPPA,
SOX, PIC, etc.
Mantra 3-in-1 solution
No performance overhead
Works independently of the database system
Stops unauthorized behavior in real time
Drives down total cost of ownership for database activity monitoring
Rapid Deployment
Highly customizable
User friendly
Netezza Mantra = less security breaches
Less security breaches = happy customers
Happy customers = more business
  =   = $
Limitations Of Traditional Database
Security Solutions
 Databases seldom include effective
security and
access controls
 Insiders are able to circumvent poor security and
gain valuable information
 Many entry points for outside attacks
 Impose significant performance overhead
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