Enhance Your JDBC Security with Drivers from Progress DataDirect
Today's IT shops need to protect more data from more threats than ever. In a distributed application environment, credentials theft, packet sniffing, SQL injection, and DOS attacks are just a few of the menaces that you must safeguard against day after day. For Java-based services that use JDBC to access back-end data stores, JDBC security is a critical facet of overall service security. Progress DataDirect, the data connectivity specialists, makes drivers with more robust JDBC security features than any other drivers on the market.
More and Better JDBC Security Features
Compared to any other JDBC driver on the market, DataDirect Connect® drivers do more to ensure end-to-end JDBC security for your valuable data:
- Encryption. Industry standard encryption support is built directly into DataDirect drivers, so application developers don't need to do any special coding for this important aspect of JDBC security. Through driver configuration options, TLS/SSL encryption can be applied to data that passes over the JDBC connection between application and database. DataDirect drivers also support the native encryption options of each major database.
- User authentication. Another essential part of JDBC security is user authentication, and here again DataDirect offers more driver-implemented functionality than competing drivers. DataDirect drivers support OS authentication via the Kerberos and NTLM protocols, allowing seamless integration into a Single Sign-On environment.
- Architectural integrity. DataDirect JDBC drivers employ a wire protocol architecture that eliminates the need for database-specific client libraries, thus doing away with a potential security vulnerability and a common source of memory leaks.
JDBC Security for Any Environment
DataDirect provides highly secure Java JDBC solutions for every major database and every major operating platform. Whether you need a JDBC SQL Server driver, an Oracle JDBC driver, or a JDBC driver for Sybase, Informix, DB2, or MySQL, DataDirect has a solution that will ensure JDBC security while also delivering industry-best SQL performance and reliability. DataDirect also offers JDBC solutions for cloud data access, with our new Connect XE drivers that work with Salesforce, Database.com, and Force.com.