Latest Release of Oracle Audit Vault Further Automates Database Auditing and Monitoring
By Roxana Bradescu on Nov 22, 2009
Now available, Oracle Audit Vault Release 10.2.3.2 is designed to help organizations secure all their enterprise databases and address regulatory requirements. This latest release of Oracle Audit Vault introduces key new reporting and alerting capabilities to further automate the database audit process and help reduce costs. New features include:
- Report scheduling, notification, attestation, and archiving capabilities that can help organizations lower the cost of complying with internal and external data privacy and protection mandates
- Entitlement reports with up-to-date snapshots of Oracle Database users, privileges, and profiles, which allow auditors to track changes to database access
- Compliance reports to specifically address the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) regulatory requirements for database activity monitoring and audit
- Automated cleanup of audit trail data from supported Oracle and non-Oracle databases once that audit data has been securely consolidated in the Oracle Audit Vault repository, which helps reduce the operational costs of database auditing
Internally we call this new release, the "Auditors' Release" since we consulted with numerous IT auditors to help ensure that the new entitlements and compliance specific reports contain the information needed to pass real-world database audits, and the automation features required to streamline the way auditors really work. "Oracle Audit Vault reports contain the necessary information auditors are looking for when they conduct database compliance and security audits," says Joseph DeVita, Oracle Governance, Risk and Compliance leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers. "With support for Oracle and non-Oracle databases, Oracle Audit Vault provides a robust solution for enterprise database activity monitoring and audit."
Customers like Chase Paymentech agree. Listen here to learn how Chase Paymentech, one of the largest payment card processors, relies on Oracle Audit to help address security and compliance requirements while avoiding costly infrastructure investments and third-party support hassles.