MariaDB Receives STIG Approval

MariaDB Enterprise Server meets rigorous DOD standards

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and HELSINKI – August 26, 2022 – MariaDB® Corporation today announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) combat support agency, has approved the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for MariaDB Enterprise Server. To approve the STIG, DISA evaluated MariaDB Enterprise Server against hundreds of DOD security requirements. The STIG provides government agencies, contractors and enterprises with comprehensive configuration standards and step-by-step guidance resulting in the most secure implementations possible. 

MariaDB Enterprise Server scales from a single node to global scale, for any workload, from systems of record (OLTP) to analytics (OLAP), in any cloud: private, public, hybrid or multicloud. Customers get enterprise reliability, stability and long-term support – as well as greater operational efficiency in managing large database deployments. As an open source and enhanced, hardened and secured version of the globally popular MariaDB Community Server, MariaDB Enterprise Server is the only version of MariaDB software that meets the DOD’s myriad requirements. 

“Government agencies are challenged with delivering new and innovative services in support of their missions, while meeting the highest security and performance standards,” said Ryan Fetter, head of public sector at MariaDB Corporation. “MariaDB Enterprise Server enables these agencies to modernize their applications as they move from expensive proprietary databases to standardize on open source.” 

The STIG isn’t for government agencies alone. It enables all users to deploy MariaDB Enterprise Server faster, at lower costs and with less risk, in full compliance with DOD standards. Public and private organizations globally benefit from the STIG guidelines because they highlight how users can leverage advanced security features like auditing, data encryption, authentication, auditing, access controls and data logging.

“The STIG for MariaDB Enterprise Server is another key MariaDB milestone, which shows our continued commitment to database security and information assurance across all verticals. Any enterprise with stringent security needs can break away from their proprietary databases and look to MariaDB Enterprise Server as the ultra-resilient backbone for their mission-critical applications,” added Jon Bakke, head of global field organization at MariaDB Corporation. 

STIGs provide configurable operational security guidance for products being used by the DOD agencies and any agency that is part of the DOD information networks (DODIN). STIGs also provide a basis for assessing compliance with cybersecurity controls and control enhancements, which support system Assessment and Authorization (A&A) under the DOD Risk Management Framework (RMF). 

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