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Pete Finnigan's Oracle Security Weblog

This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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DBA Audit 2.5 - An interesting audit product.

I was looking for something on Google and came across an audit product called DB Audit 2.5. I recognised the name and the site as I had added this product to my Oracle Security tools page some time ago as version 2.0. I did notice that the DB Audit product has been updated to version 2.5 from the previous version 2.0. I have updated my security tools page and changed the link I had and also updated the version number.

This looks like an auditing interesting product. Setting up and auditing Oracle can be very complex as it is a huge area to get to grips with. I wrote a paper for Security Focus some time back called "An Introduction to simple Oracle Auditing" - A link is available on my Oracle security papers page. DB Audit 2.5 works for other database products such as Sybase, DB2, MS SQL Server as well as Oracle and itís a centralised tool that allows access to a set of built in reports. I have not had a chance to look at this software yet so cannot recommend it BUT from viewing the website and the product details it is certainly worth a look. There are a number of players in this product space now but this tool looks quite comprehensive. There is a free trial download available and also a white paper called DB Audit white paper.