Where ever I look I see that no one recommends having your SQL Server available on the Internet (public ip).
Everyone says that you should only have local machines access your sql. If you need to access your sql then you should VPN into your secure network and then have access. or you should proxy your request through a webservice which gives you the exact data you need.
Yet on the other hand I see many companies ready to host SQL and everyone is pushing the cloud.
So what are the security risks of leaving your SQL on the net and how is that mitigated or not applicable when we are talking about SQL Azure from Microsoft, or MySQL in the cloud from amazon or google, or hosting SQL at any of the hosting solutions out there?
December 7, 2009 10:17 PM
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