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Auditing database activities manually is a Herculean task. The best way to accomplish auditing effectively is with a comprehensive solution that simplifies and automates database monitoring. The solution should also enable database administrators to monitor, track, and instantly identify the root cause of any operational issues as well as detect unauthorized access to confidential data in real time.

ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer is SQL database monitoring software that enables you to seamlessly collect, monitor, and analyze Microsoft SQL Server logs, helping bolster your security against potential risks.


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reasons to choose EventLog Analyzer as your
SQL Server auditing tool

Comprehensive SQL Server login auditing

Get a comprehensive view of your SQL Server activities, user logins, data modifications, and security events with intuitive reports, charts, and tables.


Privileged user account monitoring

Efficiently manage SQL Server accounts by monitoring changes made to privileged user accounts with detailed reports and instant alerts.


Automated incident management

Detect database threats, streamline incident management with automated incident response workflows, and assign tickets to security admins for faster resolution.


Advanced log forensic analysis

Conduct in-depth log forensic analysis to backtrack attacks and identify the root cause of incidents.


Integrated compliance management

Effortlessly breeze through compliance audits with predefined compliance reports for the GDPR, the GLBA, FISMA, the PCI DSS, SOX, the CCPA, and more.

Frequently asked questions

1. What are SQL Server logs?

SQL Server logs are records of activities and events within a Microsoft SQL Server database system. The different types of SQL Server logs are:

  • Transaction logs: These track all changes made to the database.
  • Error logs: These show the critical errors and exceptions encountered in the SQL Server instance.
  • SQL Server agent logs: These handle scheduled jobs, alerts, and other automated tasks.
  • Database backup and restore logs: These show the successful and failed backup operations.
  • Profiler and extended event logs: These allow you to capture and analyze events in real time.
  • Windows event logs: These provide information about server startup and shutdown as well as security-related activities.

2. Why do you need to audit your Microsoft SQL database?

Granular auditing of user data on Microsoft SQL Server is crucial not only for the swift detection of and response to security incidents but also for retracing an attacker's steps in the worst-case scenario of a data breach. Through Microsoft SQL Server auditing, you can learn the frequency of logon activities within your database, visualize any patterns in logon failures, and ensure your data and system remain protected at all times.

3. How does EventLog Analyzer help mitigate SQL Server security attacks?

EventLog Analyzer helps mitigate external and internal security breaches with detailed reports and real-time alerts. The solution helps with SQL Server management and keeps you well-informed about various potential security attacks on your database. Get real-time alerts so you can take swift action on critical events in your Microsoft SQL Server environment, such as SQL injection, denial-of-service attacks, and unauthorized copying of sensitive data.

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Ratings and reviews

Recognized and loved globally

Amazing event monitoring software
The best part of ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer is that the interface is very intuitive and quick to grasp.

Administrator Information technology and services

Great for centralizing all your windows machines. You can flag certain events to trigger different actions of your choosing.

Joseph L IT manager

EventLog Analyzer is able of monitor file integrity, analyze log data, track privileged users and examine data logs. The software is secure as it uses latest encryption technologies.

Sophie S eAfrica Solutions, administrator

I am very happy with my experience of using the EventLog Analyzer as after the very installation, it alerted my team about potential threats that were near to attack the servers. Also, It has reduced manual work on my business applications, hence, saving a lot of time and effort in the safeguarding process.

Knowledge specialist Communications industry

Great log management suite. I loved how easy this software was to configure. I had all my logs pointed to it and flowing nicely in no time at all. It makes it very easy to look at your data and get a grasp of what is happening on your network.


Great for centralizing all your windows machines. You can flag certain events to trigger different actions of your choosing.

Joseph L IT manager

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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
  • The best thing, I like about the application, is the well structured GUI and the automated reports. This is a great help for network engineers to monitor all the devices in a single dashboard. The canned reports are a clever piece of work.
    Joseph Graziano, MCSE CCA VCP
    Senior Network Engineer
  • 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
  • Windows Event logs and device Syslogs are a real time synopsis of what is happening on a computer or network. EventLog Analyzer is an economical, functional and easy-to-utilize tool that allows me to know what is going on in the network by pushing alerts and reports, both in real time and scheduled. It is a premium software Intrusion Detection System application.
    Jim Lloyd
    Information Systems Manager
    First Mountain Bank

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