ManageEngine, a provider of real-time virtual server monitoring and IT management, has announced the availability of real-time alerts for SQL Server audit activities in SQLDBManager Plus – ManageEngine’s availability and performance monitoring solution for Microsoft SQL Server. This new capability would notify DBAs the moment any anomalous activity is detected and finds the root cause, enabling a faster threat mitigation response.
The latest version of SQLDBManager Plus enhances its auditing capabilities with real-time audit alerts that are issued as soon as it tracks any unexpected changes in the server. The product lets users configure alarms for the audit events and receive alerts in real time, via email or SMS. It also lets users execute query actions for critical and unauthorized changes made to the SQL Server.
“Considering the wealth of valuable information organizations have in SQL Servers and the IT industry’s toughened security management guidance for SQL Servers, DBAs need a consolidated tool to monitor, report, and alert on SQL audit activities,” said Aravindhan Jaganathan, product manager at ManageEngine. “Now, SQLDBManager Plus instantly alerts on suspicious transactions and generates comprehensive audit reports. As a result, DBAs can take immediate corrective actions and prevent similar attacks in the future.”
The comprehensive auditing system in SQLDBManager Plus provides reports that give insight into minute details of the SQL Server by tracking various events on multiple SQL Server instances. The pre-defined reports are augmented with additional custom reports, designed to meet specific user requirements.
Key reporting features of SQLDBManager Plus include:
- The login audit trail report provides all captured events such as successful login, logout, and password changes on the audited SQL Server instance.
- The access change report helps track events related to unauthorized attempts to make changes on the database, server and object levels.
- The custom reporting capability allows users to create reports for events such as Add Role Event, DBCC Event Class, Add Member to DB Role and more.