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MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual  /  MySQL Enterprise Edition  /  MySQL Enterprise Firewall Overview

29.6 MySQL Enterprise Firewall Overview

MySQL Enterprise Edition 5.6 and higher includes MySQL Enterprise Firewall, an application-level firewall that enables database administrators to permit or deny SQL statement execution based on matching against whitelists of accepted statement patterns. This helps harden MySQL Server against attacks such as SQL injection or attempts to exploit applications by using them outside of their legitimate query workload characteristics.

Each MySQL account registered with the firewall has its own statement whitelist, enabling protection to be tailored per account. For a given account, the firewall can operate in recording or protecting mode, for training in the accepted statement patterns or protection against unacceptable statements.

For more information, see Section 6.4.6, “MySQL Enterprise Firewall”.