Announcing the General Availability of IDERA SQL Compliance Manager 6.1

by Aug 14, 2023

Introducing IDERA SQL Compliance Manager 6.1: The Latest Release of Our Leading SQL Server Auditing Solution

SQL Compliance Manager is the leading SQL Server auditing solution in the industry, SQL Compliance Manager empowers companies to maintain database compliance standards with ease and confidence while preparing for compliance audits. With just a single button click, SQL Compliance Manager configures SQL Servers to capture the data required for compliance with various regulatory standards such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, CIS, SOX, DISA/STIG, NERC, and FERPA. The captured data is securely stored in the Compliance Manager Repository, and audit reports are generated to demonstrate the resulting compliance status. Our system of flexible alerting rules allows for alerts to be generated across a broad range of significant, suspicious, or undesired activities, ensuring a proactive approach to maintaining compliance.

Discover the Latest Features in SQL Compliance Manager 6.1

The SQL Compliance Manager 6.1 release is focused on providing a range of new features and improvements upon existing features, including added support for SQL Server 2022, Windows Server 2022 and Windows 11 and improved event logging. Additionally, this release includes streamlining reports as well as quality refinements for both small and large customer installations.

Product Enhancements

Improved Reporting Efficiency: Multi-Instance Selection

This new feature provides users with the ability to select multiple instances in the <Server Instance> dropdown when running reports in both the Windows Console and Reporting Services. This is particularly useful for organizations that manage a large number of SQL Server instances, allowing them to generate reports across multiple instances quickly and efficiently. This streamlined process not only saves valuable time but also helps organizations ensure compliance with regulatory standards and identify any potential security risks or issues. In summary, this feature is designed to optimize the user experience and improve the efficiency of report generation.

Enhanced Reporting Flexibility: Configurable Row Limits

This reporting feature has been enhanced to show up to 50K results in console reports. Additionally, the row limit in the result set of the console reports is now configurable, giving users the ability to select the number of rows they want to display. This increased capacity enables users to access and analyze more data, leading to improved insights and informed decision-making. The new customization options allow users to tailor their reports to their specific needs, making the auditing process more efficient and effective, and reducing the time and resources required for compliance management.

Reporting System Usability Enhancement

This improvement allows users to resize and adjust the window pane that splits the filtering and report sections by adding a vertically-draggable horizontal line, providing greater flexibility and customization in the viewing experience for the user. With the ability to adjust the space used by filters or the report, users can now view the report in its entirety, leading to a more satisfactory user experience. This feature is expected to improve user productivity and enhance the usability of the reporting system, across a wide range of screen resolutions, ultimately resulting in greater user satisfaction.

Event Logging Upgrade

The new feature “Auditing the IP address of the source of an event” allows SQL Compliance Manager to capture and record the IP address of the source of an event along with other relevant information. This feature provides an additional layer of security and compliance, giving organizations more visibility into who is accessing their data and from where.

Windows Server 2022 and Windows 11 Support

The addition of support for Windows Server 2022 and Windows 11 means that users of the software can now install and use it on the latest versions of these operating systems. This provides several benefits, including improved security and performance, as well as access to the latest features and functionalities of the operating system. By supporting the latest versions of Windows Server and Windows, the software remains up-to-date with the latest technologies, ensuring that users can take full advantage of their systems while ensuring they are secure and compliant with industry standards. This feature also helps future-proof the software, ensuring that it can continue to be used as new versions of Windows are released.

SQL Server 2022 Support

SQL Compliance Manager 6.1 now includes support for SQL Server 2022. This new addition will empower users to leverage the latest functionalities and features of SQL Server 2022, while maintaining compliance with industry standards. Users can confidently upgrade to SQL Server 2022, with the assurance that SQL Compliance Manager continues to deliver their auditing and compliance requirements. This feature demonstrates IDERA’s commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and providing users with the tools they need to stay compliant and secure.


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