Saturday, June 25, 2016

Announcing DBA Security Advisor - A Security Tool for SQL Server

After almost two years of heavy development and extensive testing, in three days, on June 28 2016, I will be releasing my brand new software tool for SQL Server.

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. 

For more information, you can download the DBA Security Advisor's datasheet below:

Also you can visit DBA Security Advisor's official website.

Feel free to register to DBA Security Advisor's newsletter and stay up to date with the latest news about this remarkable software product.

Reference: The SQL Server and .NET Hub (

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Easily secure your SQL Server instances! Try out DBA Security Advisor!
DBA Security Advisor for SQL Server by SQLArtBits
DBA Security Advisor was developed by SQLArtBits. The tool was being carefully developed for an entire year and it contains comprehensive security checks and recommendations based on proven SQL Server security best practices. Feel free to download and use the Community Edition which is free and if you find it useful, you can consider upgrading to the Enterprise Edition!

Artemakis Artemiou [MVP]

Author & Editor

Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Software Developer and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He is also an author, regular blogger, president of Cyprus.NET User Group and CY Country leader of INETA-EU. He is also the creator of DBA Security Advisor and In-Memory OLTP Simulator. Artemakis is a frequent guest author of worldwide well-respected online journals where he writes articles focusing on many SQL Server topics.

Reference: The SQL Server and .NET Hub (