Percona Audit by DataSunrise
Percona Server data audit tool by DataSunrise performs non-stop monitoring of database activity and logs all the essential data for cybercrime investigation. Monitoring ability keeps you on track of current condition of your database, providing the opportunity to reveal potential threats and timely react to security issues. Audit feature plays an important role in database protection. It also provides assistance in compliance with privacy and security mandates established by SOX, PCI-DSS, HIPAA and other regulators.
Percona data audit tool by DataSunrise provides a comprehensive visibility of database activity and keeps track of all user operations and changes made to the database. Integration with SIEM system gives the opportunity of real-time analysis of security alerts. Software is easy to deploy and it doesn’t cripple the database engine. Here are some cases when data audit comes handy.
Privileged User Monitoring
Major concern of company’s information security system lies with the need to prevent malicious actions of employees. Monitoring allows to reveal anomalous activities, like viewing sensitive dada, creating new accounts with root-privileges, unauthorized adding or deleting tables and other abuses of legitimate access. In addition, it helps to detect unintentional human errors that can have sufficient negative consequences as well.
Sessions sequence includes detailed tracking of operations performed by certain user from authorization to logging off. There is no way to hide any action from DataSunrise Data Audit.
After deployment DataSunrise monitors the database activity and generates a baseline of normal behavior for given corporate environment. List of typical SQL structures simplifies detecting malicious activity like SQL injection and prevent hacker attacks before they do significant harm. Unsuccessful authorization attempts are tracked as well. There is an opportunity to switch on a feature that notifies when certain security rule is triggered via SMTP or SMPP. More detailed information on monitoring feature is available here.
Eliminating consequences of data breach is a costive and time-consuming procedure. Audit trails provide sufficient information for finding the source of a leak and evaluating its cost. DataSunrise collects the following information:
- Codes of SQL queries, results of their execution, number of affected rows;
- Configuration changes, unsuccessful access attempts, user authentication data;
- Error codes;
- Session data (IP addresses, host names, applications used to query the database).
Compliance to Standards
Audit and database monitoring feature help organizations address compliance standards established by government and regulatory agencies, like Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Combining all the above, Percona data audit tool by DataSunrise is an efficient solution for nonstop system monitoring, collecting data for regulatory compliance and helping to keep your database on Percona Server safe.