SQL Compliance Manager v3.0

Learn how SQL Compliance Manager v3.0 audits SQL Server databases by generating reports, ensuring compliance with regulatory and data security requirements.

New Product for SQL Server SecuritySQL Compliance Manager v3.0 audits activity throughout your SQL Server databases and delivers observation reports, ensuring compliance with regulatory and data security requirements.

Idera's SQL Compliance Manager v3.0, released on Sept. 30, 2007, is a comprehensive auditing solution that tells you who did what, when and how on your SQL Servers. It helps you helps you comply with regulatory and data security requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and GLBA by providing customizable, low-impact auditing, alerting and reporting on virtually all activity across multiple SQL Servers.

SQL compliance manager goes beyond traditional auditing approaches with its real-time monitoring and auditing of all data access, updates, data structure modifications and changes to security permissions. It includes self-auditing features to ensure that you are alerted to any changes made to data collection settings or attempts to tamper with the audit data repository.

Enhanced user interface and enhanced alerting and reporting capabilities make it easy for organizations to track key events and user activity to meet compliance requirements. With version 3.0, companies have visibility of key SQL Server metrics and trends, which allows database administrators to stay up to date with auditing activities and to quickly notice suspicious activity.

Key features of SQL compliance manager version 3.0 include:

  • Enterprise, Server and Database Activity Scorecards that summarize key compliance and security information into a single interface, such as alerts, failed logins, privileged user activity and overall activity.
  • Auditing templates that provide XML file import and export with audit rules, event filters and alerts. The files can be used as common templates across multiple servers to ensure that auditing standards are met.
  • Auditing thresholds that allow DBAs to set custom thresholds and receive warnings and alerts if server activity exceeds the normal levels.
  • Trusted User, which allows DBAs to set specific "trusted" users and to then exclude their activity from the audit trail. It eliminates large amounts of unneeded audit data.

Software requirements: Management Console -- Windows 2000 SP3+, Windows XP SP2+ or Windows Server 2003 SP1+; Windows Vista, Microsoft .NET 2.0 Collection Server and Data Repository. Repository -- SQL Server 2000 (all versions/service packs) (32- and 64-bit), SQL Server 2005 (all versions/service packs) (32- and 64-bit), Agent Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 (SP1+, 32- and 64-bit), Windows Vista, Microsoft .NET 2.0 supported SQL Server environments, SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005.

Pricing: $2,295 per SQL Server instance.

This was first published in January 2008

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