Oracle Database security auditing reports
Protecting sensitive data against compromise is more critical than ever now that data breaches are growing exponentially around the world. Databases are attractive, high-value targets for data theft. To ensure your Oracle database’s confidentiality, integrity, and availability, you need to keep a close eye on all user actions happening on your database.
Security administrators need to react instantly to attempted attacks to prevent further damage; however, auditing an Oracle database is a strenuous process. EventLog Analyzer simplifies the process of auditing and securing your database.
Oracle Database auditing using EventLog Analyzer
EventLog Analyzer's Oracle Database security auditing can be broadly classified into:
Security reports for auditing Oracle Database
Collect all Oracle Database events and get out-of-the-box reports for account management, server security, and more. EventLog Analyzer’s reports provide insights into database access, command execution, critical task performance, and more, including who did what, when, and from where. You can also monitor all user activity within the database, execution of DDL and DML statements, and more. EventLog Analyzer also helps audit user logons (including remote logons) and user logoffs.
- EventLog Analyzer sends out near real-time alerts on any SQL injection attempt. You can also mitigate an attack by executing a custom script. The exhaustive SQL injection analysis report also provides details on the attack such as the username and device name used by the attacker, along with the time of the attack.
- An organization's IT infrastructure is critical for business and expected to operate around the clock. Attackers use DoS attacks on Oracle Database to interrupt the web services it offers. React quickly to DoS attacks using EventLog Analyzer's near real-time alerts. Predefined security reports give you details on the source of the attack, time of the attack, and device used by the attacker.
- Account lockouts are potential indicators of brute force attacks. EventLog Analyzer's account lockout report offers a detailed perspective on when and from where an attacker tried a brute force attack on a locked-out user account.
SQL injection report | Account lockout report | Denial of service report | Expired passwords report
Customizable and predefined alert profiles for Oracle Database security activities
EventLog Analyzer also sends out real-time email and SMS notifications on:
- Any changes in your database server.
- User activity anomalies.
- Unauthorized user access to your database.
- Security breach attempts in your database.
EventLog Analyzer offers over 50 out-of-the-box alerts for Oracle Database along with customizable alerts. You can set a frequency-based threshold for any alert.
Correlation of Oracle logs
As a security administrator, you need to correlate various seemingly irrelevant and insignificant events, like unusual firewall port activity or suspicious DNS requests, to detect attack patterns. For example, imagine that a privileged employee account that hasn't been accessed for years gets multiple login attempts out of the blue. After a successful login, the account starts executing suspicious commands in your Oracle database that could shut down your web services.
EventLog Analyzer's correlation engine uses contextual data to detect attacks by spotting multiple login attempts and then correlating them with the consecutive suspicious activities happening on the Oracle database. Once the user account that has fallen prey to a brute-force attack has been identified, you can run a custom script to resolve the problem while EventLog Analyzer sends out real-time notifications to the designated employees. Getting notified about attack attempts on your database in near real time helps in reducing the damage to your database.
EventLog Analyzer also comes with a correlation rule builder, which allows you to create custom rules easily.