Oracle Database Auditing with Netwrix Auditor
Audit all Oracle user and DBA activity to maintain
your database security and simplify IT compliance
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"I don’t have to process raw audit data manually anymore to identify what’s happened and who changed what; instead, I receive daily enterprise-level reports that provide a complete overview of changes in administrator roles and databases content."
Head of IT, WOOD & Company Financial Services
Fine-Grained Oracle Database Auditing with Netwrix Auditor for Oracle Database
Auditing Oracle Database configuration and changes, as well as logons and data access events, is essential for organizations that rely on Oracle Database to run their businesses. Tables, views, stored procedures, triggers, roles and privileges go through many changes on a daily basis. Because any suspicious action might lead to a security breach, it makes it essential to keep track of all activity that occurs across databases. Netwrix Auditor for Oracle Database empowers IT teams to efficiently audit Oracle Database by providing complete visibility into every action for security and compliance.
Mitigating Oracle Database Security Risks
Mid-sized and large organizations worldwide trust Oracle Database as the back end for their business-critical applications. Therefore, sensitive information stored there can be at risk if any illicit activity happens. By enabling database security monitoring of all activity across Oracle Database, IT departments can safeguard their organization’s critical assets. In fact, they can minimize the risk a database security breach with timely detection of unsanctioned data access events, deletions of data and failed activity.
Gaining Control over Access to Oracle Database to Protect Critical Assets
Access control in database security is vital for the protection of sensitive data against unauthorized and unnecessary access. Keeping an eye on both successful and failed attempts to access production databases and sensitive data enables organizations to spot illicit activity before it’s too late. Netwrix Auditor for Oracle Database delivers details about every data access attempt, including when the event occurred and exactly what the user tried to do during the activity session, thereby helping to strengthen overall Oracle access control.
Storing Oracle Database Audit Trail for Investigations and Compliance
Netwrix Auditor for Oracle Database provides a two-tiered (file-based + SQL database) storage that keeps your consolidated Oracle Database audit trail archived for more than 10 years. Plus, the application ensures easy review and ongoing availability of historical database audit trail any time you need to investigate a security incident or address auditors’ questions.
Complementing Oracle Database Performance Monitoring
Oracle Database environments are frequently managed by multiple DBAs and operators, which makes it super hard to keep an eye on changes and data access events, ensure accountability, and keep critical assets secure. The built-in monitoring functionality plods through SQL statements, gathering performance statistics, and then puts together a performance analysis of your database storage. However, this is not enough to secure your data, because if even a small change or unauthorized access by a user goes unnoticed, it can wreak havoc, including resulting in a data breach or putting your Oracle Database out of service. You need to complement Oracle monitoring with proactive detection and blocking of emerging threats, as well as the ability to track down suspicious actions before they bring your organization to a screeching halt.
Improving Oracle Database Security to Safeguard Highly Sensitive Data
Because Oracle databases hold highly critical information such as credit card data, Social Security numbers and personally identifiable information (PII), it’s no wonder they are appealing to attackers looking for jackpot targets for data theft. To ensure Oracle database security and align with compliance requirements, having data encryption in place simply isn’t enough. You need efficient auditing that will help you gain full access control for your production database and data, stay on top of database users and keep a closer watch on privilege users, and detect and remediate arising threats before they wreak havoc.
Securely Collecting an Oracle Database Audit Trail
Oracle Databases are one of the top-wanted assets for malicious insiders and external attackers looking to highjack highly sensitive data. This means that staying abreast of all activity across your databases, from access to tables to changes to roles, and quickly spotting and blocking suspicious actions is essential to minimizing the risk of your data be compromised. But what if you need to go back in time and answer an auditor’s questions about audit records from a year ago? Or what if you need some insights from the not-so-recent past to trace actions and complete your in-house security investigation? To get a complete, unified picture of all activity across your databases that you need and meet strict compliance requirements, you need standard auditing that you can trust, that securely collects and stores your Oracle Database audit trail, and that enables you to access your audit log whenever you need to, whether it’s a year from now or five years down the road.
Staying on Top of Oracle User Login History to Minimize the Risk of Identity Theft and Privilege Abuse
Organizations worldwide rely on Oracle as the back end for their business-critical applications, storing highly sensitive data, such as individually identifiable information (PII) or electronic health information (EHI), in their Oracle databases. Even one unauthorized or unnecessary access can result in the loss or exfiltration of valuable or protected information. Therefore, it's critical to audit sessions performed by users across your databases, including all logon attempts - both successful and failed logons. The more detail your Oracle user login history includes, such as exactly what actions were performed from which terminal and the timestamps for the logon and the logoff, the more visibility you have and the more able you are to minimize the risk of privilege abuse and breaches, and prove to auditors nobody accesses your data without a legitimate business need.
Ensuring Data Security and Ongoing Availability of Oracle 11g Database
Oracle is the most popular database for business-critical information, and Oracle 11g remains the most widely used version. Data security best practices, compliance standards and the need for business continuity all require database auditing in Oracle 11g. Monitoring account changes, SQL statement execution, data access and user behavior enables you to spot potentially harmful events and take action faster, and DBA auditing helps prevent DBA privilege abuse. Native monitoring options include the standard audit trail and more fine-grained auditing, but either way, reviewing the mountains of audit records can be cumbersome and time-consuming. Netwrix Auditor streamlines database auditing, saving you time for more urgent tasks.
Oracle 12c Auditing for Data Security and Regulatory Compliance
Business operations depend on data, and organizations around the globe choose Oracle Database to store this critical asset. With multiple users and DBAs accessing the database every day, it is essential to establish a proper audit policy to ensure data security. For organizations that are subject to various regulatory requirements, Oracle 12c audit is a necessity for regular compliance reviews as well: Audit records are a valuable source for answering auditors’ questions, and a complete, reliable audit trail enables you to prove that all required controls and security policies are and have always been in place.