Ebrahim K. Kanoo B.S.C.(c)


Kanoo Consulting Services offers next generation security solutions for database and compliance reporting

Kanoo Consulting Services KCS, a Gold Partner of Oracle and a recipient of the Oracle Excellence Award, conducted a seminar on: "How Enterprises Can Monitor Database Activities, Block Threats, and Audit Efficiently". The event at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay Hotel was held in association with Oracle Corporation.

Cyber threats, privacy laws and regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) have resulted in information protection becoming a major issue for enterprises. Studies and surveys conducted by government and academic institutions have concluded that a sizeable percentage of data breaches have been perpetrated using SQL injections, stolen credentials or by insiders who have authorised access to a system and its data. Securing data on servers requires an in-depth defensive approach involving both technical and administrative functions that span preventive, detective, and administrative controls.

Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall provide a first line of defense for databases and consolidate audit data from databases, operating systems, and directories. Database activity data from the network is combined with detailed audit data for easy compliance reporting and alerting. With Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, auditing and monitoring controls can be easily tailored to meet enterprise security requirements

Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall transparently detect and block SQL injection attacks, privilege escalation, and other threats against Oracle, Microsoft SQL servers, IBM DB2, SAP Sybase, and MySQL databases. They also automatically detect unauthorised database activities that violate security policies, and thwart perpetrators from covering their tracks. They allow users to easily analyse audit and event data, and take action in a timely manner.

To address the requirement of owners and senior management teams for crisp reporting, KCS showcased its Business Intelligence solution built on the Oracle Data Visualisation platform covering supply chain, manufacturing, finance, human resources and CRM verticals.

KCS Director Jawed Akhtar said: "With the evolution of enterprise resource planning (ERP), there is an impending need to collate and report information at a macro level with an option to drill into micro details."

KCS provides niche and unmatched excellence in helping enterprises create and deliver engaging user experiences on secure platforms, for any application or device, and around any data or systems.