September 27, 2019
Moving up to FairCom DB V12 enhances standard security, opens door for custom protection
Part 1: SQL
Part 2: Reliability
Part 3: Performance
Part 4: Security
Part 5: Support
Don’t miss out! Benefits abound with easy FairCom DB upgrade
Latest version provides users with faster performance and valuable new features
Note: This is the fourth piece in a series about the benefits of upgrading from a legacy version of c-tree to a current version.
In today’s world, new security threats are emerging at a rapid rate and cyber-attacks occur daily. Security is a must have for data management. After all, data is the life blood for most organizations and it must be protected. Since FairCom’s founding, we have continually put an emphasis on ensuring that our c-tree family of database products are secure.
If you are using an older version of FairCom DB (which was previously known as c-tree Plus and c-treeACE), it would be wise for you to upgrade to the latest version of the FairCom DB (V12) multimodel database to ensure you have the most up-to-date security features. FairCom DB works well with the latest security standards and can help you more easily meet industry and government requirements such as HIPAA, GDPR, etc.
By upgrading, you gain access to numerous standard security features that you can choose to utilize. Like with most aspects of the c-tree family of database products, we provide the developer unprecedented control, allowing you to determine which security features and settings best meet your needs.
Two features that are critical for data security and regulation compliance are AES Data Encryption for data at rest and TLS Encryption for data in transit. These two features are the first line of defense against attackers. They make it possible to safely run FairCom DB in the cloud and in highly regulated environments.
With a current version of FairCom DB, you will also have access to features such as Logon Security, Application-specific Authentication, LDAP authentication and Tamper Proof Configuration. These are important tools in protecting your data from attackers because they prevent brute force password attacks and denial of service attacks that attempt to shut down the database by changing its configuration.
FairCom DB gives you the ability to know when specified files are touched, allowing you to more easily protect sensitive data and ensure transaction integrity. The high-performance File Notifications feature will alert you when specified records or types of records are inserted, updated or deleted.
If you want an extra level of security, you can add the customized FairCom Handshake feature. Our engineers will work with you to build a special high-performance Handshake for your database to ensure that only authorized c-tree clients can connect to the server. The server checks to make sure that there is a matching “Handshake” between the client and server.
The Handshake can be enabled for all FairCom DB SQL client interfaces including the FairCom DB SQL ODBC driver, the FairCom DB SQL JDBC Driver, the FairCom SQL ADO.NET Data Provider, as well as underlying standard FairCom DB ISAM clients. Since this is a custom feature, FairCom will generate a version of the FairCom DB SDK and the FairCom DB Servers specific to you.
If you want to learn how easy it is to upgrade from a legacy version of FairCom DB to a current version, please contact us at 1-800-234-8180 or click here for additional contact information.