WOBURN, Mass. -- Sentrigo, Inc., an innovator in database security software, today announced that its Hedgehog product now supports the final version of Oracle Database 8i, Oracle 8.1.7, and is available for download from Sentrigo's website. By offering support for this popular version of the market's dominant database, Sentrigo provides software-based security against hackers and privileged insiders alike.
Oracle 8.1.7 is no longer supported by Oracle with security patches, leaving database administrators and information security professionals with few options for defending resources that contain sensitive information. Sentrigo will also support Oracle Database 11g, the newest version of the product, which was made available earlier this week for Linux.
Also today, Sentrigo announced expanded operating system support for Hedgehog. The product now supports Oracle databases running on IBM AIX, in addition to existing support for Sun Solaris, Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux.
"Many companies are still using Oracle 8.1.7 because it meets their business and technical requirements," said Jerald Murphy, director of research operations for the Robert Frances Group. "Yet Oracle is no longer providing patches for the product, so it's vulnerable to existing and new, undetected threats. This is an unrecognized yet very real security issue for organizations. IT executives should look for solutions that address this vulnerability in order to protect their critical business systems."