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Utilizing security summary reports, we can start to build a picture of how secure our servers actually are. And based on those findings harden the systems to comply with any security codes we need to adhere to. The process is policy based and allows us to create our own, specific to internal requirements, or choose one pre-built by Idera, covering best practice advice or common security code specific protection.

Assessments were made by mapping security checks to corresponding risk level. So for any security requirements that we need to know about we can check for its compliance. We can see here an external cross reference. This field allows you to relate to security vulnerability included in your report to a number or name contained in your external security standard.

The selections made here will be used to investigate SQL servers and build a report of its current security risks. We can identify the server specifically that we want to analyze as well as adding to the report it will generate. And when we satisfied, click finish. This will create a policy which we can start gathering data and creating security assessments.

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How to Create A Policy in SQL Secure

Idera SQL Secure is a security analysis solution that identifies SQL Server security violations and ensures security policies are enforced. The create policy wizard in SQL Secure allows DBAs to add a custom policy to SQL Secure. When DBAs create a policy, they can either choose one of the built-in templates based on known industry regulations and best-practices or create one.

With the create policy wizard DBAs are able to name the policy, select the security checks and their associated risk levels, assign the SQL Server instances they want to assess, and specify additional internal review notes to include in the Risk Assessment report. Learn More →

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