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Ensuring Comprehensive Monitoring with DataSunrise: Verifying All Database Connections

Ensuring Comprehensive Monitoring with DataSunrise: Verifying All Database Connections

In the realm of database security, ensuring that all connections to your database are monitored is paramount. DataSunrise, a robust database security solution, offers a suite of tools designed to safeguard your data by acting as a firewall that monitors and audits all database traffic. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the methods of verifying that DataSunrise is effectively monitoring all database connections. We’ll cover how to check this within DataSunrise’s own reporting system, as well as using Linux system utilities like tcpdump and commands for checking active TCP connections. Additionally, we’ll discuss how to configure alerts for connections that may bypass DataSunrise, and how to inspect active connections directly from the databases themselves, such as PostgreSQL or Oracle.

Verifying connections in DataSunrise Reports

DataSunrise provides detailed reports that can help you verify that all database connections are being monitored. To access these reports, navigate to the DataSunrise Dashboard and locate the Reports section. Here, you can find a variety of pre-configured reports, including ones that show all active and historical connections. Look for reports that specifically indicate connections that have bypassed the DataSunrise proxy. If such connections are detected, they will be flagged, allowing you to take immediate action.

Configuring Alerts for Bypassed Connections

DataSunrise allows you to set up custom alerts to notify you of any connections that bypass the proxy. To configure these alerts, go to the Alerts section in the DataSunrise interface and create a new Alert Rule. You can specify the conditions that will trigger the alert, such as connections originating from IP addresses other than the DataSunrise host. Once configured, you can choose to receive notifications via email or other preferred methods, ensuring that you are promptly informed of any potential security breaches.

Using Linux System Utilities to Verify Connections

Linux offers several utilities that can be used to confirm that DataSunrise is monitoring all database connections. One such utility is tcpdump, a command-line packet analyzer. By running tcpdump on the database server, you can capture and analyze network traffic to and from the database port. This will allow you to see if any connections are not being routed through DataSunrise.

Another useful command is netstat or ss, which can display a list of all active TCP connections on the server. By examining the output, you can determine whether any connections have been established directly to the database, bypassing DataSunrise.

Checking Active Connections from the Database

For an additional layer of verification, you can check the list of active connections directly from the database management system. For PostgreSQL, you can use the ‘pg_stat_activity’ view to see all current connections to the database. For Oracle, similar information can be obtained by querying the ‘V$SESSION’ view. By examining these connections, you can ensure that they are all being routed through the DataSunrise host.

Ensuring All Connections Are Routed Through DataSunrise

To guarantee that all connections are routed through DataSunrise, it’s crucial to block direct access to the database. This can be achieved by configuring the database server’s firewall to only allow traffic from the DataSunrise host IP address. For Oracle databases, you can also use the “valid node checking” feature to restrict connections at the database level.


By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can confidently verify that DataSunrise is monitoring all database connections. Regularly checking DataSunrise reports, configuring alerts, using Linux system utilities, and inspecting active connections from the database itself are all essential practices to ensure the security of your data. With these measures in place, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your database is fully protected by DataSunrise.

Remember, it’s important to periodically review and update your security configurations to adapt to new threats and changes in your IT environment. By staying vigilant and proactive, you can maintain a robust defense against unauthorized access and ensure the integrity of your database connections.


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