SQL Server Performance Forum – Threads Archive
SQL Server AuditingWhat’s the best tool avaliable in the market today for the purpose of Auditing SQL Server without adding too much of overhead on the server itself. For the past 1 month I have been evaluating couple of tools and here is my feedback, any input would be greatly appriciated:
1. Entegra by Lumigent: Great tool, but expensive
2. OMNIAudit: Trigger bases audting, which doesn’t add any value as it could be written by the DBA itself and will do the same job. Also this tool doesn’t work on a table which doesn’t have a UNIQUE key defined on them.
3. SQLAUDIT: same as OMNIAudit. Any help, any suggestion?
I personally recommend Lumigent’s entegra though its expensive compared to other products, but available with all features. And also you may checkhttp://www.lockwoodtech.com/index_lognavigator.htm for available auditing tools. Recently I’d gone thru a webcast athttp://www.microsoft.com/usa/webcasts under previous webcasts and SQL Server Security Best Practices which covers the features available for auditing using SQL server. HTH