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Security checks assess the vulnerability of specific Windows OS and SQL Server objects , SQL Server objects, Azure and Amazon environments based on your criteria. Each policy has a predefined number of enabled security checks, however the user can remove or add security checks in this section.

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The list of security checks is separated by the following groups according to the type of evaluation they perform:

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Define criteria on the Security Checks that require it; otherwise, you cannot go back nor continue with the creation of a policy.

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When security checks are setup for your policies, it is important that accurate criteria is entered. For example, a typo in the Windows Operating System Version metric criteria could cause erroneous findings. 


After security checks are configured and your SQL Server instances are assigned to the policy, you can view the assessment results on the Security Summary view and on the Risk Assessment report.

In addition, you can configure email notifications to be sent out when a particular risk level has been passed. For more information, see Configure Email Notifications.

Note

When security checks are setup for your policies, it is important that accurate criteria is entered. For example, a typo in the Windows Operating System Version metric criteria could cause erroneous findings.

Configure check settings

 When you select security checks, you can configure the check settings on the right side of this window. Below the Name and Description of the respective security check you can find the following fields:

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