SoftTree Adds MySQL Support to Data Audit Tool
May 22, 2007 Alex Woodie
DB Audit Expert is an affordable tool that administrators and auditors can use to track and analyze all database activity, including any access, use, adds, changes, or deletion. The product is particularly useful for proving compliance to the laundry list of regulations affecting IT: SOX, GLBA, HIPAA, BASEL II, et al.
Up to this point, the product has worked with all major database management systems–DB2/400, DB2 UDB, SQL Server, Oracle, and Sybase–with the exception of MySQL. When DB Audit 4.0 ships this month, support for the fastest-growing database on Windows and Linux will be included. (Users will likely have to wait for a version of DB Audit that works on i5/OS.)
“Our customer base has been asking for MySQL support for a long time,” says Bryan Bain, chief marketing officer at SoftTree Technologies, which is based in Staten Island, New York. “Our initial feature set represents a huge leap forward for the MySQL community, but it will get substantially better over time.”
SoftTree says its tool can shine a light into the murky inner workings of LAMP-based Web applications, which refers to applications written in PHP and Perl scripts and run on the Linux-Apache-MySQL stack. Currently, database access with such application is “virtually invisible” to network monitoring tools, the company says. With DB Audit Expert on the case, admins will be able to see who accessed the database, what they did, and when they did it.
DB Audit Expert pricing is going up with version 4. Previous releases sold for $329 per database instance. Version 4.0 will start at $495 per database. For more information, visit www.softtreetech.com.