SQL Yukon a major security concern

Wednesday, 18 September 2002, 2:47 PM EST

Users should hold off deploying Microsoft's next version of SQL Server until the first service pack because of major security concerns, analysts have warned.

Yukon, the company's next SQL release, is due next year, but analyst Gartner has said that it expects it to contain a high number of security flaws.

Based on the past record of Microsoft products that contain significant changes from previous releases, Gartner analyst John Pescatore has advised risk-averse enterprises to wait for at least the first service pack before deploying internet-exposed implementations of SQL Server.

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