Sentrigo Inc.'s Hedgehog Enterprise provides full visibility into all database activity, regardless of its point of origin, securing SQL Server from intrusion and attacks.
Sentrigo Hedgehog Enterprise is a software- and host-based database activity monitoring and intrusion prevention tool that directly monitors the database shared memory.
Hedgehog applies a set of rules to the monitored database activity and, depending on the policy specified, generates real-time alerts or ceases the activity by terminating user sessions and placing them in quarantine.
An add-on tool to Hedgehog Enterprise, Hedgehog IDentifier resolves accountability of application end users when using pooled connections. Instead of n-tier applications connecting to databases through "super user" accounts that aggregate transactions from hundreds or thousands of users, Hedgehog IDentifier injects the end-user ID back into the database connection. This tags every transaction within the database to a specific end user.
Additional Sentrigo Hedgehog Enterprise features include the following:
- Virtual patching -- Uses rules to target vulnerable areas and detect suspicious activities to protect databases in real time against attacks that exploit known vulnerabilities. Additional policies are used for privileged-user monitoring to protect sensitive data and to meet regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and PCI DSS.
- Sends email alerts and integrates with a third-party network and security management system using Syslog or SNMP.
- Can support clustering (e.g., Oracle RAC) and virtual environments.
System requirements: Hedgehog server requires Linux, Solaris or Microsoft Windows; 1 GB RAM and 1 GB free disk space. Hedgehog database sensors require SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2000; Oracle 8.1.7 or newer on Linux, Unix (Solaris, HP-UX) or Microsoft Windows. Hedgehog IDentifier add-on requires JavaEE application server (IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, Apache Tomcat, JBoss, etc.) or Microsoft .NET application server.
Pricing: Hedgehog Enterprise is $2,400 per database CPU (perpetual unlimited license). Maintenance is 15% annually; virtual patching (security) updates are free for the first year, 15% annually thereafter. Hedgehog IDentifier is $6,000 per application server.
This was first published in February 2009