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SQL Compliance Manager

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  IDERA SQL Compliance Manager IBM® Infosphere Guardium Data Activity Monitor Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014/2012 Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008
Central SQL Audit Management Console
Additional License    
Tamper Resistant SQL Audit Repository
Audit log Write failure resilience High; independent trace management High; agent failover management Low; continue, fail, and shutdown only Only shutdown server option
Audit Data Filtering Comprehensive, Easy Wizard Complicated, Manual UI Basic Filter Text Entry Field Basic Filter Text Entry Field
Before and After data capture
Regulatory Data Capture Templates HIPAA, FERPA, SOX, and PCI DSS      
Customizable Event Alerts Comprehensive, Easy Wizard Complicated, Manual UI    
Sensitive Data Auditing and Alerting Table and Column data Table data only    
Configurable Trace Settings File size, location, frequency, timeout   File size  
Regulatory Report Templates
Automatic archiving and grooming
Manual Manual
Performance Impact Low - Lightweight Agent Low - Lightweight Agent High - SQL Server resource High - SQL Server resource
100% Free SQL Tools 13+ 0 0 0

Discover why IDERA is the Best SQL Auditing Tool

Comprehensive auditing is critical to safeguarding compliance with regulatory and data security requirements, but most solutions are either very complicated to set up and manage or simply don’t provide the capabilities that are required to properly manage compliance for SQL Server.

IBM Guardium uses a complicated and complex interface to set up data filters and to configure alerts and doesn’t include pre-configured data capture template for typical regulations such as HIPAA, FERPA, SOX, and PCI DSS. IDERA utilizes a smart wizard to help you spend much less time configuring audits and alerts and includes pre-configured data capture templates so you can set up your audits fast and easy. IDERA also provides before and after data capture which is essential to determine what a data value was changed from, not simply that it has changed. When comparing the audit capabilities that are built into Microsoft SQL Server, there really is no comparison.

IDERA provides customizable event alerts, sensitive data auditing and alerting, simple audit data capture and filtering, regulatory report templates and customer reporting, and utilizes a lightweight agent with minimal impact on SQL Server performance. Native SQL Server auditing provides none of these things. In today’s environment you cannot be without full audit capabilities for all your SQL Server instances. IDERA SQL Compliance Manager leads the way with simple to use, comprehensive tools to get the job done.

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