Database Audit Software | NetFort Technologies

By: Netfort Technologies  05/12/2011
Keywords: monitor, Audit Trail, Network Traffic

Database auditing

LANGuardian monitors and records every access to your SQL Server databases, helping you to protect sensitive business data, secure your database infrastructure, detect fraudulent activity, and more easily meet your audit and compliance obligations.

Because LANGuardian generates its activity data from SQL Server network traffic, it has zero performance impact and it gives you a single point of access to the activity data for your entire database environment. This is a significant improvement on the native logging and auditing utilities that come with SQL Server. The native utilities create log files on a per-server basis, making it difficult and time-consuming to monitor the log files for an environment with many SQL Server instances. Database performance is also affected when native logging is enabled.

SQL Server Database Monitor helps you to lower IT costs and increase operational efficiency by automating many database auditing and security tasks. You can configure it to automatically issue e-mail alerts or SNMP traps in real time when security policy violations occur. This feature is commonly used to notify an administrator when a SQL Server instance is accessed by a specified client.

Data discovery

Knowing where data is located in your organisation is critically important for risk management and compliance.

LANGUardian helps you discover where important data is stored. You can create reports that list all databases on your network, see which users are accessing them, and what SQL statements they are applying. If a developer makes a copy of your customer database for testing purposes, or a new application begins interacting with your HR database, LANGuardian will bring it to your attention. It will also notify you as new databases appear on the network.

How it works

LANGuardian uses network traffic capture and analysis to generate an audit trail of all SQL Server database activity. It records details of the user and application that accessed the database, the SQL statement used, and the database to which it applied. It works by monitoring the network traffic that passes through the SPAN or NetFlow port on your core network switch, using deep packet inspection (DPI) techniques to analyze the traffic and identify the SQL statements that users and applications are transmitting over network.

Keywords: Audit Trail, monitor, Network Traffic

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