Security

September 13, 2018

Call for Papers – 2019 Annual MariaDB User Conference

The annual MariaDB user conference will be taking place February 25-27, 2019, at New York City's Conrad Hotel. For the first time, the event will span three days, which means more room for new topics. We want to hear your ideas – submit your speaking proposal by October 31, 2018! 

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March 13, 2018

MariaDB MaxScale: Masking and Firewall

To properly prevent some columns from being accessed, the masking filter that was introduced in MariaDB MaxScale 2.1 must be used together with the database firewall filter. In version 2.1, it was somewhat cumbersome to setup the database firewall filter for use together with the masking filter. With the recently released MariaDB MaxScale 2.2 (GA), we have introduced new features that makes the combined use of the masking filter and the database firewall filter much easier.

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January 24, 2018

Meltdown Vulnerability Impact On MariaDB Server

The recently found security vulnerabilities in various processors require modifications in operating systems. Those modifications make some operations more expensive, leading to a slowdown of running applications and/or services. Here we look at the impact on MariaDB Server.

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August 24, 2017

5 Essential Practices for Database Security

Data breaches are expensive. Between business disruption, loss of customer confidence, legal costs, regulatory fines and any direct losses that may result from a ransomware attack, for instance, the effects can add up to millions. The best defense is a good offense. In this blog, we'll look at five key practices to keep your database secure: protect, audit, manage, update and encrypt.

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June 21, 2017

Secure Binlog Server: Encrypted binary Logs and SSL Communication

The 2.1.3 GA release of MariaDB MaxScale, introduces the following key features for the secure setup of MariaDB MaxScale Binlog Server:

  • The binlog cache files in the MaxScale host can now be encrypted.

  • MaxScale binlog server also uses SSL in communication with the master and the slave servers.

This blog covers how the binary log encryption works in MariaDB Server and in MariaDB MaxScale.

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