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Oracle & FTP in DMZ

By mcstrawberrymilkshake ·
We have a server running FTP service and Oracle. FTP service is accessed by our partner via internet to download/upload files. The Oracle DB is used by another partner that updates tables and that in turn updates an internal DB database. Now, I know this isn't a health setup but don't know what my best-practice secure cost efficient options are?
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by mcstrawberrymilkshake In reply to Oracle & FTP in DMZ

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by CG IT In reply to Oracle & FTP in DMZ

don't know best practice secure cost efficent what?

having a DB server in a DMZ zone?

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by Matthew Yurksaitis In reply to Oracle & FTP in DMZ

In short, there is really no best-practice secure option for a DB in a DMZ. The best-practice secure option would be to have a web-server & proxy in a Firewall protected DMZ. The Web Server & proxy should have DB connection components or Software (such as Websphere etc...) This in turn would handle communications between end users, partners and the database on the back end behind your corporate firewalls. This is cost effective as it will save you high costs of potential data theft, data corruption etc..

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