Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server is a complete set of enterprise-ready technologies and tools that help people derive the most value from information at the lowest total-cost-of-ownership. Enjoy high levels of performance, availability, and security; employ more productive management and  application development tools; and deliver pervasive insight with self-service  business intelligence (BI).
- Complete information platform for applications of all sizes.
- Managed, familiar self-service BI tools.
- Support for large-scale data centers and data warehouses.
- Opportunities to build and extend applications in the cloud.
- Integration with the Microsoft Application Platform.
What can you do to protect the systems on your networks?
- The external router should be hardened to block invalid, RFC 1918, RFC 2827, spoofed IP’s & ICMP; outbound access list blocking, source routing & directed broadcast blocking, DoS attack prevention, limit administrative management, etc.
- Harden firewall configuration to severely restrict inbound access, deploy DMZ’s, employ IPSec VPN’s w/ AES, use firewall level authentication, and restrict outbound ports.
- Harden PC configurations, employ a host firewall, use WSUS for updates, use Firefox as browser, remove local administrative access from users, Group Policy to roll out security settings, encryption, bios passwords, etc.
- Secure wireless (in order of preference): WPA2-EAP, WPA-EAP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WEP, no encryption.
- Employ Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS).
- Monitor internal networks for ARP/DHCP attacks.
- Employ redundancy in routers, firewalls, switches, and servers.
- Use physical security.
- Make sure that off-site backups (Network/disk/tape) are created daily.
- Create a Disaster Recovery Plan.
- Use Layered Security.