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MySQL database audit

Auditing database activities is an important part of strengthening database security. This involves identifying database vulnerabilities, such as default or weak login credentials, excessive user and group privileges, unpatched databases, and much more. Attackers exploit such vulnerabilities to achieve their own goals, like privilege escalations, executing SQL injections, and carrying out denial-of-service attacks, among others. As a result, there is an increased need for auditing important database activities for security and compliance reasons. Eventlog Analyzer provides a comprehensive MySQL database auditing solution that helps IT administrators implement better protection methods, detect suspicious activity early, and trigger appropriate responses.

Why you need to audit your MySQL database

The major reason to continuously audit your MySQL database is to detect the security threats at their early stage. Further, compliance regulations like HIPAA, SOX, and PCI require organizations to track and monitor access to sensitive information. Also, regulations such as the GDPR mandate organizations to report data breaches to authorities within a specific time frame. To meet these compliance demands, an audit trail is crucial. Auditing user accesses to critical data quickens the incident detection and incident response process. Continuous auditing also allows organizations to identify the causes of their security and data integrity issues and find ways to fix them.

EventLog Analyzer provides intuitive graphical dashboards and reports that provide details about security events occurring in your MySQL database, such as logon and logoff events, server events, database access attempts, changes to database schema, and much more.

Working with MySQL logs

MySQL log files are a security administrator's best friend. Whether it is an unintentional error, a security breach, or a system crash, logs can give us the answers. MySQL has several log files that provide insights to occurrences in the MySQL server. The error log and the query log are the most important ones, among them, that should be added to your monitoring list.

  • MySQL Error Log

    The error log contains a record of all the issues encountered during MySQL server startup, run, and shutdown times. Analyzing these server events can help identify the causes of slowdowns, crashes, or other unusual behavior in MySQL.

  • MySQL Query Log

    The general query log contains information on the general occurrences of MySQL server. It contains information such as when clients connect or disconnect, and records the SQL statement received from clients. This information is useful when you are trying to see what a suspicious client is sending to the server.

    Manually examining these logs is time-consuming. EventLog Analyzer provides you with a reliable database monitoring system that simplifies your database management and audit.

Ensure database security with EventLog Analyzer

EventLog Analyzer, a comprehensive log management, auditing, and IT compliance management solution, automatically imports, analyzes, and generates reports on all types of MySQL logs.

Highlights of EventLog Analyzer's MySQL database auditing:

  • Log management: The first step in auditing MySQL databases is to collect its logs. EventLog Analyzer can automatically import and analyze logs from all server instances in the network.
  • Out-of-the-box audit reports: EventLog Analyzer provides crucial audit reports that give detailed information on Logon Events, General DDL and DML Statements, Server Events, and Database Administrative Statements.
  • Real-time alerts: EventLog Analyzer provides real-time alerts on security incidents such as privilege escalation, changes to audit policies, repeated logon failures, and much more. By monitoring these changes, you can ensure database security easily.

Audit MySQL database logs to secure your network.

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Customer Speaks

  • Credit Union of Denver has been using EventLog Analyzer for more than four years for our internal user activity monitoring. EventLog Analyzer provides great value as a network forensic tool and for regulatory due diligence. This product can rapidly be scaled to meet our dynamic business needs.
    Benjamin Shumaker
    Vice President of IT / ISO
    Credit Union of Denver
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    Joseph Graziano, MCSE CCA VCP
    Senior Network Engineer
    Citadel
  • EventLog Analyzer has been a good event log reporting and alerting solution for our information technology needs. It minimizes the amount of time we spent on filtering through event logs and provides almost near real-time notification of administratively defined alerts.
    Joseph E. Veretto
    Operations Review Specialist
    Office of Information System
    Florida Department of Transportation
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    Jim Lloyd
    Information Systems Manager
    First Mountain Bank

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