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Oracle Database Firewall

Oracle recently released it’s Oracle Database Firewall.

[The] release of Oracle Database Firewall is the culmination of the company’s  acquisition of database security vendor Secerno last year. The product  creates a defensive perimeter around databases by looking at SQL  statements sent to the database through the wire to determine whether to  pass, log, alert, block, or substitute SQL statements based on an  organization’s policies. Users can set whitelist or blacklist policies  to control the product, which is designed to work not only with Oracle  databases, but also other major platforms, such as DB2, SQL Server and  Sybase platforms.

As usual, they claim it’s going to replace all competitor’s remotely similar products, which is now causing quite a controversy among them, nicely summarized by Pete Finnigan in Oracle Database Firewall Controversy.