The Delphix Engine provides robust, enterprise-quality security controls. Performing the steps listed in this document will allow you to easily bring your Delphix Engines into compliance with your organization’s security policies.

Perform a Yearly Audit

At least once annually, audit one or more Delphix Engines to ensure compliance with your security policies.

Port Scan

Delphix fully supports network security scans, using a tool of your choosing.

Security Testing

Many companies require security testing of applications in their environment using a Port Scanner or other Security Penetration Test tools. Delphix supports the use of these security tools with the application credentials available for the engine (e.g., delphix_admin). The Delphix Engine is a close appliance, and OS credentials on the appliance are not provided for these tests. 

Security Banner

Configure your custom security banner, which will be displayed to all users prior to login. For example: “You are accessing a secure system.” 

Virtual Database Security

The Delphix Engine provides advanced storage capabilities and automation to allow rapid provisioning of virtual databases (VDBs), which use only a fraction of the physical storage used by full database copies. Nonetheless, a VDB is equivalent to a physical database and must be properly secured like any other database.

By far the most dangerous attack vectors in the Delphix ecosystem are the same ones that existed pre-Delphix: unauthorized access to your non-production systems containing sensitive production data. You must perform all the same actions to harden virtual databases as you would to harden physical clones.

For information on securing your virtual databases, consult vendor-specific material and security guides.