IDERA Releases Latest Version of SQL Compliance Manager

Industry’s leading SQL Server compliance tool adds sensitive data functionality so users can easily find hidden data in database tables

HOUSTON, TX – May 16, 2017 – IDERA, a leading provider of database lifecycle management solutions, today released the latest version of SQL Compliance Manager. With this update, customers can now easily and quickly identify sensitive data that needs to be audited by using the integrated column search functionality.

SQL Compliance Manager is a comprehensive auditing solution that uses policy-based algorithms to track changes to SQL Server objects and data. This release furthers IDERA’s strength in the market by adding sensitive data functionality that allows users to find hidden data in their database tables so they can provide adequate audits, keeping their clients or customers safe and their databases compliant.

“West Bend uses IDERA’s SQL Compliance Manager on all of our high-risk SQL Server systems. It’s an integral part of our database security plan,” said Gary Schultz, database administrator, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. “The product’s intuitive Windows console viewer allows users to access complete information on audited instances, both to summarize at a glance and to drill down to the details they need. We have used Compliance Manager as a discovery tool and have changed the way we manage our SQL Servers based on the results. The new column search capability will help us quickly identify potential areas for improvement, particularly protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) column management.”

The new SQL Compliance Manager functionality allows customers to easily and quickly identify sensitive data that needs to be audited through user-selectable, pre-populated fields along with custom defined search strings. The product scans columns using preset wildcard search criteria to identify commonly used patterns for sensitive data columns, such as credit card and Social Security numbers. This search criteria can also be customized for organization-specific sensitive data.

“We talked with many database professionals who expressed concerns about identifying which columns in their systems contain sensitive data that is subject to audit,” said Vicky Harp, senior manager of product management, IDERA. “This new technology now included with SQL Compliance Manager gives users the ability to both identify and audit that data from within one powerful tool.”

This release of SQL Compliance Manager additionally gives users the option to choose between Extended Events (XEvents) and SQL Trace technology to perform audits with the latest versions of SQL Server. Customers can also take advantage of an enhanced IDERA Web Dashboard experience, now with one-click import and export of audit settings. This makes compliance verification painless. SQL Compliance Manager is the fifth IDERA SQL tool to be integrated into the IDERA Dashboard, giving users the ability to extend real-time views to key stakeholders across their organizations.

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