Connecting a Bastion Server to a PostgreSQL Server via SSH Tunnel

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PostgreSQL is a well-known relational database management system that boasts a secure environment for developers and users. But as remote work continues to be a part of every business’s new normal, IT professionals face a new set of challenges when it comes to managing the security and accessibility of their servers.

Using a bastion server to access a PostgreSQL database adds an extra layer of security. But because bastion servers should act as firewalls, it’s necessary to use a Secure Shell (SSH) tunnel to lower the level of the private network exposure.

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How to Protect MySQL Databases from Ransomware Campaigns

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MySQL is known for being easy to use and highly secure. That’s why it is the number one choice for many organizations, including the biggest brands like Facebook, Google, Uber, and YouTube. Because it’s open-source, it’s free to use and modify even for commercial purposes. But although it can be very secure, the security features are not always utilized properly.

Cybercriminals are good at finding ways to exploit the masses. Ransomware attacks have penetrated everything from cities, schools, and hospitals to large and small businesses. Victims are tricked to allow malicious programs into their systems where those programs lock files until getting ransom. Organizations of all kinds that use MySQL and other database management systems are at risk of attacks.

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