Four Essential Features for a Database Security Strategy to Take on a Growing Threat Landscape

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For a considerable time, many organizations have used three to five on-premise databases to manage their workloads, and many teams have tried to funnel every application into using those databases. Today, as the pressure to innovate while keeping costs low intensifies, organizations have started moving many workloads to the cloud. According to Gartner, by 2022 75% of databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform. In the cloud world those three to five databases are going to 10 to 15 – and in some cases 20 to 25 – databases, on-premise and cloud-based. Suddenly, the security threat landscape is much more complicated and security teams are struggling to keep up. Oracle recently reported that 92% of companies have a “cloud security readiness gap” between their current and planned cloud usage and the maturity of their cloud security programs. Further, Crowd Research Partners reports that a sizable 84% of companies say their current security solutions do not work in these new environments. These realities,

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