ApexSQL Audit is a tool which is used to audit SQL Server events for the purpose of general auditing as well as to meet strict SQL Server compliance standards. ApexSQL Audit can be used to audit more than 170 SQL Server events, including DDL and DML operations, SQL Server logins, security events, query execution… ApexSQL Audit can be used by DBA to meet complex database auditing requirements as well as several compliance standards, including HIPAA, SOX, PCI, FISMA, FERPA, FDA and more.
As database administrators, we are constantly quizzed by our superiors to answer questions such as: how secure is our network, how secure is our data, is data secure at rest, is data secure in transition, who is accessing my data? All these are basic yet compelling queries businesses ask. In this age of competitive businesses, organizations are becoming tech savvy in building a secure fort for their critical data. Having worked on many projects in the past, these security measures are something I know are non-negotiable from an implementation point of view for administrators. When on this topic, I am reminded of a conversation about SQL Compliance Manager, I had with a junior DBA named Siva.