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NTA Flow Storage Database security and penetration testing

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Created by Daniel Polaske, last modified by Jessica Solis on Dec 28, 2017

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This article provides brief information on requirements on security of the NTA Flow Storage Database when deploying the NTA Flow Storage Database.


NTA version 4.x or later


The NTA Flow Storage Database is nearly the same as the Fastbit database ( with the exception of settings particular to NTA deployment such as an updated schema with the flow information columns, (source/destination IP address, other flow template columns, etc.)

The FastBit DB doesn't contain any sensitive data other than what is in the flow data itself (which is also transmitted from device to collector in unencrypted UDP).  All logins, passwords, other secured data is still stored in SQL and protected by the MSSQL solution.  Please also note that FastBit doesn't support DELETE or DROP operations, so SQL injection is unlikely.

Every major release of NTA (as well as any other SWI product) goes through the Security Testing phase when product is checked for vulnerabilities and threats.



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