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SQL Anywhere 17 » MobiLink - Getting Started » MobiLink synchronization

MobiLink security considerations

There are several aspects to securing data throughout a widely distributed system such as a MobiLink installation.

  • Protecting data in the consolidated database

    Data in the consolidated database can be protected using the database user authentication system and other security features.

    For more information, see your database documentation.

  • Protecting data in the remote databases

    If you are using SQL Anywhere remote databases, the data can be protected using SQL Anywhere security features. By default, these features are designed to prevent unauthorized access through client/server communications, but the default is not fully secure and may not prevent a serious attempt to extract information directly from the database file.

    Files on the client are protected by the security features of the client operating system.

  • Protecting data during synchronization

    Communication from MobiLink clients to MobiLink servers can be protected by the MobiLink transport layer security features. Communication from MobiLink servers to the consolidated database can be secured in a database-specific way.

  • Protecting the synchronization system from unauthorized users

    MobiLink synchronization can be secured by a password-based user authentication system. This mechanism prevents unauthorized users from synchronizing data.

  • Protecting data from users with unnecessary privileges

    Through the granting and revoking of roles and privileges, you can ensure that users have the correct authority to perform synchronizations, without having more authority than is desirable.