The name of the tool is ‘DBA Security Advisor‘ and as the name implies, it is a database security tool. DBA Security Advisor assesses SQL Server instances against a rich set of security checks and provides recommendations along with remediation scripts and methods, all based on proven security best practices for SQL Server.
|Figure 1: Connecting to Multiple SQL Server Instances.|
DBA Security Advisor comes in two editions: (i) The Community Edition which is free but with
limited security checks and functionality, and (ii) The Enterprise Edition with requires a license and where all security checks and features are available. You can check the features of each edition here.
DBA Security Advisor provides a variety of security checks in order to enable the DBA to perform a rich assessment of the SQL Server instance or instances and get meaningful insights about their configuration from the security perspective.
|Figure 2: Available Security Checks in Enterprise Edition
(Community Edition, among other, supports fewer security checks).
After the assessment is completed, DBA Security Advisor generates a comprehensive report with the results of the assessment and other important information. Also, in the Enterprise Edition of the tool, you can get recommendations and remediation scripts and methods.
|Figure 3: Embedded Report Viewer.|
|Figure 4: Standalone Security Report Viewer (Enterprise Edition).|
Note: DBA Security Advisor supports SQL Server 2005 or later.
Also you can visit DBA Security Advisor’s official website.
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