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March 27, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

Top 5 SQL Server Monitoring Tools for High Performance and Strong Security

Your organization's SQL Server is a critical asset, providing storage for your valuable data and serving as the back-end database for many enterprise applications and websites. This article explains what's involved in ensuring high performance and explores four of the top SQL Server performance...
July 30, 2019 | Jeff Melnick

How to Implement Row and Column Level Security in SQL Server

SQL Server includes a range of security features. Two of the most valuable are column level security and row level security, which enable you to granularly grant users access to rows and columns in a table. This article explains how to implement these features in your environment. Securables,...
June 13, 2019 | Russell Smith

SQL Server Encryption Explained: TDE, Column-Level Encryption and More

Data protection is critical for ensuring that your organization is compliant with regulatory compliance standards like the GDPR and for meeting the expectations of your clients and business partners. Not only can data breaches result in large fines, but the reputational damage can be just as great....
May 30, 2019 | Russell Smith

6 SQL Server Security Basics Every Database Admin Should Know

Too many data breaches are caused by poorly secured database servers. Microsoft SQL Server is a popular enterprise solution, but it is also complex to understand and configure. Here are 6 SQL Server security features that you should know to keep your server data protected. Handpicked related...
May 23, 2019 | Russell Smith

How to Enable SQL Server Audit and Review the Audit Log

Auditing Microsoft SQL Server is critical to identifying security issues and breaches. In addition, auditing SQL Server is a requirement for compliance with regulations like PCI DSS and HIPAA. Handpicked related content: [Free Guide] SQL Server Security Best Practices The first step is...
April 5, 2019 | Daniel Pershing

NetWrix Adds Database Content Audit Feature to Latest Version of Award Winning SQL Server Change Reporter

NetWrix extends its leadership in unified auditing for critical IT systems with the latest release of SQL Server Change Reporter which now includes database content audit. Powered by AuditAssurance™ technology, NetWrix SQL Server Change Reporter audits and reports changes made to SQL Server...
October 17, 2019 | Chris Rich

Top-3 demands for SQL Server auditing

This month’s poll results revealed some very interesting details on what administrators are looking for to support their SQL server environments. Of those polled, 33.6% stated they want SQL configuration settings audited. 22.9% expressed the need for security auditing such as logins and role...
October 17, 2019 | Stephen Schimmel

Free Tool of the Day: NetWrix SQL Server Change Reporter

Today’s Free Tool of the Day, NetWrix SQL Server Change Reporter, reports changes made to your SQL Server's configurations and databases. It's very hard to keep track of changes and enforce fine-grained delegation rules for environments managed by multiple DBAs and operators, but the NetWrix...
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