This build of IDERA SQL Compliance Manager includes many fixed issues, including the following updates.
Supports SQL Server 2019
IDERA SQL Compliance Manager 5.7 now supports installation of the Database Repository for Collection Server, deployment of the SQL Compliance Manager Agent, and auditing events for SQL Server 2019. For more information, see Software requirements.
Supports Windows Server 2019
The user can install IDERA SQL Compliance Manager 5.7 and deploy the SQL Compliance Manager Agent in Windows Server 2019. For more information, see Software requirements.
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.7 includes the Server Activity Report which allows users to view the SQL Server activity at the enterprise and at the individual instance levels. With this report, users can quickly check activity in each event category audited, and view statistics of the SQL Server activity. For more information, see Server Activity Report Card.
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.7 includes the Privileged/Trusted Users Report for users to list the trusted and privileged user roles set per a specific Server or Database. Users can run this report on Privileged and Trusted users to know what these were set to during a snapshot in time. For more information, see Privileged and Trusted Users Report.
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.7 includes the Sensitive Column/BAD Users Report which lists Sensitive Columns and Before-After data audit settings applied to the servers and databases in your environment. Users can run this report on Sensitive Columns and BAD auditing to know what these were set to during a snapshot in time. For more information, see Sensitive Columns and BAD Report.
Limit Report Access to specific users
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.7 introduces the ability to restrict user access to certain SQL CM reports. As an administrator you can grant users permissions to specific reports. This way you can tightly control permissions settings for report access for every user in your environment. For more information, see Login properties - Report Access.
Report Filter improvements
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.7 brings updates and improvements to reports by making reports more consistent and adding new filters options, such as the ability to filter reports based on a specific schema, event type, login, or multiple logins at a time. Users can also use the time range filters to report on the exact high activity time-frames or to filter out low activity time-frames.
Sensitive Column Search
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.6.1 introduces the Sensitive Column Search functionality, allowing you to search all of the tables and columns on a targeted database to discover the sensitive data location that needs to be audited. For more information, see Sensitive Column Search window.
Installation and Configuration issues
Capture Logout Events
Currently SQL Compliance Manager captures Logins and Failed Logins, with SQL CM version 5.6 users have the ability to capture Logouts as a separate tracking option for their registered servers and for their configured Server Level Privileged Users.
Default Audit Configuration Settings
SQL Compliance Manager provides users with the capability to set up a single Server default setting and a single Database default setting. Allowing users to set up newly added Servers and Databases with their exact desired settings. Users also have the ability to apply those default settings to already registered Servers and Databases. By default, SQL CM provides users with the Idera Default Settings, which are a set of basic settings to help users start auditing from the moment a Server is registered. For more information about this feature, see Default Audit Settings
Add Databases Automatically
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.6 provides users with the ability to enable their Server Instances to automatically add any new database that is created on an audited server. For more information about this feature, see Registered SQL Server Properties - Advanced tab.
Compliance Manager version 5.6 improved the configurations setting to help users have a clear understanding of what is being audited at Server level and what is being audited at Database level. With the implementation of a new logic that shows items checked and unavailable for deselection at the Database level since those items are already selected at the Server level.
Server Level Trusted Users
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.6 allows users to configure Trusted Users at Server level. Trusted Users designated at Server level will apply across all databases in the selected server, giving users a greater control over who is monitored at what level. For more information, see Trusted Users at Server level.
Sensitive Columns Auditing
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.6 updated the Sensitive Column functionality in order to alert users if PII data is selected or altered. To know if such data has been accessed, users can choose to collect information for Select Only, Selects and DML or for All Activity.
Web Console Updates
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.6 removed all the configuration settings from the Web Console, to help users have a greater control over who can change audit data while still allowing granted users to view the information being audited. Centralizing the setting configurations to the Desktop Console only, makes the Web Console a place where Auditors and Executives can easily use Reports and Alerts to see the information that they need to see.
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.6 includes a new Log file that keeps track of the product ́s versions and upgrades. The new Log file, found in the SQL CM installation folder, help users track the timelines for upgrade versions.
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.6 provides users with the ability to register a non-sysadmin role with permission to run the Compliance Manager Agent and permission to access the trace files.
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.6 added the option to adjust the number of threads that can be used to process trace files at a time.
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.6 added the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guideline to the selectable list of regulatory guidelines, providing users with the option to select GDPR guideline and comply with their auditing needs. For more information about this feature, see Comply with Specific Regulations.
Configuration Check Report
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.6 implemented the Configuration Check Report, which allows users to compare the settings configured on the registered servers and databases with the previously defined default settings. This report allows users to quickly identify where settings may vary from what is defined as the default settings as well as to identify the differences in the configurations across your registered servers and databases. For more information about this feature, see Available Reports.
Regulation Compliance Check Report
SQL Compliance Manager version 5.6 implemented the Regulation Compliance Check Report, which allows users to review the configurations set for all registered servers and databases and determine if settings comply with the selected Regulatory Guideline. This report compares the server and database configured settings to the predefined settings for any IDERA supported Regulation Guideline. For more information about this feature, see Available Reports.
Installation and Configuration issues