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Low-impact SQL Server auditing of all user activity and data changes
SQL compliance manager goes beyond traditional auditing approaches by providing real-time monitoring and auditing of all data access, updates, data structure modifications and changes to security permissions. The type and detail of audit data collected is highly configurable and may be defined at the server, database and object level. No changes to applications or production databases are required.
SQL compliance manager can be configured to alert DBAs of suspect server activity, either via e-mail or the event log. The alerting engine includes powerful features such as flexible alert definition, alert templates, custom messaging, and alert reporting and alerts can be applied across the board, or to specific servers, databases or tables, for more fine-grained control.
SQL compliance manager has been engineered to provide a trusted, immutable source of audit data. Audit data captured is stored in a central repository for reporting, querying and forensic analysis. Its powerful self-auditing features ensure that you are alerted to any changes to data collection settings or attempts to tamper with the audit data repository.
SQL compliance manager employs a very efficient, low-overhead data collection mechanism to minimize impact on audited servers. A lightweight agent monitors the SQL Server trace data stream in real time, collects the audit data and sends it back to the repository. SQL compliance manager does not use high-overhead approaches that can impact server performance such as profiling, ‘heavy’ tracing options or log scraping.
SQL compliance manager provides ‘out of the box’ reports to address a broad range of auditing and security reporting needs. These reports were developed in conjunction with industry experts in security, compliance and auditing policies, such as Ernst and Young and Information Shield Inc. All reports may be easily customized, plus the user-friendly schema of the audit data repository enables rapid development of ad-hoc queries and reports for detailed forensic analysis.
SQL compliance manager enables auditing of data changes on any table so you can compare before and after data values resulting from inserts, updates and deletions. Data auditing is facilitated by using a unique, low overhead, non-intrusive method to ensure minimal impact on SQL Server performance.
SQL compliance manager allows you to audit any combination of columns and track who has issued “SELECT” statements against any table whether they are end-users or priviledged users.