Creating a DataSunrise virtual machine on Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform for deploying, building and managing services and applications through a global network of Microsoft data centers. Companies are moving data and applications to IaaS/PaaS environments to enjoy economic benefits of cloud computing. However using cloud computing is effective only when reliable defensive implementations are in place.

DataSunrise Database Security provides real-time database protection from outside and inside threats. It is an instance of multifunctional security software, all functions of which are controlled by convenient unified interface.

  • Data Protection and Firewall. Advanced SQL analysis algorithms enable to reveal any security policy violation. DataSunrise detects SQL injections and blocks other malicious queries.
  • Audit function performs logging of user activity and changes made to database. While auditing is used mostly for data breach investigations, monitoring helps to detect attempts of access rights abuse and other suspicious activities. Helps to comply with PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA.
  • Dynamic Data Masking secures confidentiality of sensitive data by hiding selected tables from unwanted users. The function is useful when working with third-party developer companies that need partial access to the database.

Creating a DataSunrise virtual machine on Microsoft Azure

1. In order to enter Microsoft Azure portal open browser and type in the following URL into the address bar: www.portal.azure.com.
2. Enter your credential and sign in.
3. In order to create a new Virtual Machine, click the “New” node and type “Datasunrise” into the search bar.
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4. Select “DataSunrise Database Security Suit” and click “Create” button.
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5. Configure basic parameters:
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• Assign VM name
• Select SSD or HDD disk type
• Set user name and password
• Create a new resource group or select from existing groups if you want to apply the same lifecycle, permissions and policies
• Select the VM server location

6. Choose optimal size and other parameters according to your requirements and click “Select”.
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7. Configure optional features
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8. Wait for validation to complete and verify VM information.
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9. Get acquainted with the Terms of use and privacy policy and click “Purchase”.
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10. Wait for the virtual machine to deploy. It may take up to 15 minutes.

Starting to work with DataSunrise Database Security Suit

1. Click “Virtual Machines” node and select your newly created VM.
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2. Copy IP address of the VM
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3. In order to enter DataSunrise GUI, type the following URL into the browser address bar using IP address of your Virtual Machine and press Enter:
https://IP_address:11000
4. On DataSunrise GUI login page, use “admin” as user name and leave the password field blank.
Refer to the DataSunrise User Guide for further instructions.

DataSunrise Database Security is now ready to start. Following these simple steps will provide you with reliable tool that provides protection against intrusion attempts, SQL injections and insider threats for your applications and data hosted on Microsoft Azure.

DataSunrise supports all major databases and data warehouses such as Oracle, Exadata, IBM DB2, IBM Netezza, MySQL, MariaDB, Greenplum, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL, Teradata and more. You are welcome to download a free trial if would like to install on your premises. In case you are a cloud user and run your database on Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure you can get it from AWS market place or Azure market place.