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As a crucial component of network security, database auditing is essential for safeguarding sensitive corporate data, strengthening security measures, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer aids in database auditing by seamlessly collecting and monitoring logs from various database servers. The solution delivers comprehensive reporting and analysis of database activity across platforms such as Microsft SQL, Oracle, MySQL, and IBM DB2 by correlating and investigating log data. It also provides user activity tracking, change management, server activity tracking, and detection of database security attacks like SQL injection.


Other solutions provided by EventLog Analyzer

  • Proactive database auditing

    Proactively monitor database changes and activities such as database creation, modification and server activity, as well as server activities such as startups, shutdowns, and creation of server level objects.

  • Oracle database auditing

    Efficiently audit Oracle database operations with detailed predefined reports and track structural changes, queries, and user modifications.

  • Log analysis

    Enhance log analysis through centralized log collection, real-time monitoring, log correlation and facilitate custom alerting, compliance reporting, and user activity tracking for effective log analysis that are critical in security threat detection and troubleshooting.

  • Comprehensive user activity monitoring

    Analyze user actions, track sessions, and set real-time alerts for unusual behavior. Access reports for privileged user oversight, data loss prevention, compliance reporting, and enable historical analysis for security incident investigations.

reasons to choose EventLog Analyzer as your
database monitoring tool

database visibility

EventLog Analyzer provides a comprehensive view of your databases, providing detailed insights into activities, queries, and performance metrics, ensuring you stay informed.


Enhanced forensic

EventLog Analyzer enables detailed incident investigations through advanced historical analysis, providing a precise timeline for forensic examination of security incidents.


Elevate SQL server

Identify intricate attack patterns within SQL servers, detecting potential threats like privilege abuse, credential theft, and SQL injection attempts.


In-depth privileged
user monitoring

EventLog Analyzer delivers detailed insights into privileged user activity, generating graphical reports for both device-specific and user-centric events.


Advanced reporting
and compliance

The tool includes advanced reporting capabilities with predefined templates for various regulatory standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, GDPR, FISMA, SOX, SOC 2 and others, streamlining compliance efforts and facilitating audit preparation.

Frequently asked questions

1. What is database auditing?

Database auditing is a process of monitoring and tracking activities, and granting access to a database to ensure data security, compliance with regulations, and the integrity of the information stored within the database. This practice involves recording and analyzing events and actions related to the database management system (DBMS) and the data it contains

2. How do you audit data in a database?

To audit data in a database, set clear objectives, enable auditing (either through the database's native features or third-party tools), configure what to audit, and regularly review logs for unauthorized activities. Take necessary actions, secure audit data, generate compliance reports, and adapt the auditing configuration as the database evolves.

3. What is the purpose of database audit?

The purpose of a database audit is to safeguard data security, uphold regulatory compliance, and verify data integrity. It involves systematically tracking and recording actions related to a database and its management system. This process helps detect security breaches, unauthorized access, and data tampering, ensuring the protection and authenticity of data. Furthermore, it aids in demonstrating adherence to legal and industry standards, supports forensic investigations, and offers insights for optimizing database performance.

3. What is SQL database auditing?

Within a SQL database management system, SQL database auditing involves monitoring and recording activities to:

  • Enhance security: Helps prevent unauthorized access and data breaches by tracking SQL statements and commands.
  • Maintain compliance: Ensures adherence to regulatory standards and industry-specific requirements.
  • Establish accountability: Assigns responsibility for database actions to deter malicious activities and enforce data governance.
  • Facilitate forensics: Provides a detailed history of SQL queries for investigations into security incidents.

To implement SQL database auditing, enable auditing, capture relevant data, store it in audit logs, regularly review logs, and take necessary actions. This can be accomplished using built-in DBMS features or third-party tools, depending on the complexity and requirements of the database environment.

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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

EventLog Analyzer Trusted By

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Accenture Bank of America
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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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