View Poll Results: the most secure database :

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  • Oracle

    3 100.00%
  • Adabas

    0 0%
  • Db2

    0 0%
  • MSSQL

    0 0%
  • MySQL

    0 0%
  • PostgreSQL

    0 0%
  • Sybase

    0 0%
  • Pervasive.SQL

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  • Informix

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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: What is the most secure database ?

    Hi
    I'm quite new to databases and i already worked with MS ACCESS and MySQL databases to create asp and php sites. I want to learn about other databases and specially about security.
    I made google searches and found that Oracle is the leader in this domain.
    Is it really the most secure database? if not which one is ?
    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Define "secure".

  3. #3
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    secure is off the network & locked in a vault with an armed gaurd at the door.
    You can lead some folks to knowledge, but you can not make them think.
    The average person thinks he's above average!
    For most folks, they don't know, what they don't know.
    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

  4. #4
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    I think Oracle provides you the best platform so you can define and establish your security architecture.

  5. #5
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    Talking

    There is no such an absolute thing! I agree with n_i where he says "Define *secure*".It depends on your business needs and for sure you don't want the super size always! There are some implemented encryption algorithms such as DES and 3-DES in Oracle Advanced Security options that you won't use for your Coffee Shop management application so you souldn't pay for them.
    -Regards

  6. #6
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    Thanks for you replies.
    What i meant by "secure" : a database hard for a hacker to browse or change records values. I know that there is no 100% secure database , it's a question of time.

  7. #7
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    >a database hard for a hacker to browse or change records values
    Anyone who runs any database on a machine directly accessible to the Internet is just asking for trouble.
    Webserver<==>Application server ( in DMZ)<==>database server (behind 2nd Firewall) with an application that precludes & prevents SQL injection & similar defenses.
    In such a scenario, no hacker can get close to the database itself.
    You can lead some folks to knowledge, but you can not make them think.
    The average person thinks he's above average!
    For most folks, they don't know, what they don't know.
    Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

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