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External STAP publishing the database on the Internet

Hello IBM Support!

I would like to open an RFE based on the ticket TS006540862:

We got a worning from the AWS Trusted Advisor about our databse has benig published on the Internet.

In the process provided by the IBM, using AWS EKS there is no way to set a specific IP range to which the loadbalacer is going to publish the database. The process is deploying an AWS loadbalancer that replace all security rules and make the database available to accept connections from all Internet.

Can you provide a fix to handle this issue?

  • Guest
  • Sep 30 2021
  • Not under consideration
  • Admin
    18 Mar 08:53pm

    After thoroughly reviewing your case, we believe we do not have any support enhancements that we can deliver.

    While considering deployment of External S-TAP to monitor databases, we highly recommend the cloud infrastructure teams be consulted for secure configuration and operation. And the below questions around securing E S-TAP with LB will provide more information:

    1 - How can we restrict access to the IP-based internal load balancer?

    An internal load balancer can only route requests that come from clients with access to the VPC for the load balancer.
    There is no security option for internal load balancer.

    2 - If it is necessary to edit the access list, releasing new IPs, how to do it without having to recreate the entire internal load balancer and consequently causing a downtime in the service?

    The IP address of internal load balancer is assigned during creation which cannot be released or reassigned.
    However , you can create "Endpoint services", which can Associate or Disassociate with load balancer, you application should use endpoint of Endpoint services is such case.


    Data Security - Product Management

  • Admin
    4 Oct, 2021 03:44am

    Hello - thank you for your submission. We are looking into this request further, we will get back to you with our findings.


    Product Management Team

    IBM Data Security / Guardium

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