Tag: security

Miscellaneous, Performance, Security

Does the Meltdown Fix Affect Performance for MySQL on Bare Metal?

In this blog post, we’ll look at does the Meltdown fix affect performance for MySQL on bare metal servers. Since the news about the Meltdown bug, there were a lot of reports on the performance hit from proposed fixes. We have looked at how the fix affects MySQL (Percona Server for MySQL) under a sysbench workload. …

Miscellaneous

ProxySQL Firewalling – Percona Database Performance Blog

  In this blog post, we’ll look at ProxySQL firewalling (how to use ProxySQL as a firewall). Not long ago we had an internal discussion about security, and how to enforce a stricter set of rules to prevent malicious acts and block other undesired queries. ProxySQL came up as a possible tool that could help us in …

Clustering, Security

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Securing your MySQL Installation (Updated)

  Requires ClusterControl 1.2.11 or later. Applies to MySQL based clusters. During the life cycle of Database installation it is common that new user accounts are created. It is a good practice to once in a while verify that the security is up to standards. That is, there should at least not be any accounts …

Security

Ten Tips on How to Achieve MySQL and MariaDB Security

  Security of data is a top priority these days. Sometimes it’s enforced by external regulations like PCI-DSS or HIPAA, sometimes it’s because you care about your customers’ data and your reputation. There are numerous aspects of security that you need to keep in mind – network access, operating system security, grants, encryption and so …

Clustering

How to Secure the ClusterControl Server

  In our previous blog post, we showed you how you can secure your open source databases with ClusterControl. But what about the ClusterControl server itself? How do we secure it? This will be the topic for today’s blog. We assume the host is solely for ClusterControl usage, with no other applications running on it. …

NoSQL MongoDB, Security

MongoDB Security – Resources to Keep NoSQL DBs Secure

  We’ve almost become desensitized to the news. It seems that every other day there is a data breach at a major enterprise resulting in confidential customer information being stolen and sold to the highest bidder. Data breaches rose by 40% in 2016 and once all the numbers are calculated, 2017 is expected to blow …

Clustering, Security

How to Secure Your Open Source Databases with ClusterControl

  Security is one of the most important aspects of running a database. Whether you are a developer or a DBA, if you are managing the database, it is your responsibility to safeguard your data and protect it from any kind of unauthorized access. The unfortunate fact is that many organizations do not protect their …