Oracle Audit Vault Overview

Oracle Audit Vault is the #3 ranked solution in our list of top Database Security tools. It is most often compared to IBM Guardium Data Protection: Oracle Audit Vault vs IBM Guardium Data Protection

What is Oracle Audit Vault?
Oracle Audit Vault monitors Oracle and non-Oracle database traffic to detect and block threats, as well as improves compliance reporting by consolidating audit data from databases, operating systems, directories, and other sources.

Oracle Audit Vault is also known as Audit Vault.

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Oracle Audit Vault Customers
Abu Dhabi Department of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Educational Testing Service, Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd., SPC Brasil, REDISA, Qatar Olympic Committee, Seneca College, Hunan Social Insurance Management and Service Bureau,
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Network Engineer with 11-50 employees
User
It has reduced the stress of collecting database event logs in silos from each database

What is our primary use case?

It is used as a central audit repository and reporting for all my databases, which has reduced the stress of collecting database event logs in silos from each database.

How has it helped my organization?

Out-of-the-box policies ensure our compliance with standards like SOX, ISO 27001, and so on.

What is most valuable?

The critical event alerts and reporting features have greatly reduced loss of man hours that would have been spent on going through the whole audit event logs.

What needs improvement?

An easy, friendly user interface would be nice to have, since this would enable administrators to identify important events with a prompt response.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.
DB Admin with 5,001-10,000 employees
Vendor
It monitors SQL traffic, looking for unauthorized or out-of-policy SQL statements.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend conducting a performance and availability test before implementing AVDF.
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Manager-Oracle Specialist at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
MSP
It provides reports that are directly related to the compliance issues.

What other advice do I have?

The installation and configurations should be done by experienced technical people, so as to achieve project success.
Consultant Analyst DBA at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Provides protection, audit, and security of the database.

What other advice do I have?

Learn how to install it and know how to protect your data.
Database Management Manager at a financial services firm
Vendor
Reporting screens are more useful, we can get many summary reports. There may be performance problems if the number of users increases.

What other advice do I have?

My recommendations are: * Users in the Avadmin and Avauditor roles should be designated so that the maintenance of the product and the database and the daily checks are not neglected. * Providing added value by generating custom reports for your company other than the default reporting features * Some reports are sent automatically at certain hours by attaching as .csv, .html or .pdf in mails * The only source we can log Audit records for is not Oracle, but also MySQL, MS SQL Server, Sybase, IBM DB2, and so on. We need to remember that we can also monitor the source systems.
Oracle Database Consultant, SME Database at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
Offers audit setting and configuration control. Sometimes, a few of the installation steps create confusion.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend to compare this product with its competitors. Also, analyze your company requirements, and finally, take the decision based on the need and support you are getting from the vendor.
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Transparent database activity monitoring adds no additional load on the network. The provide a lot of documentation.
Oracle Technical Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
Audit graphs include details such as time, query, and objects. We can create custom alerts for transactions, and monitor and block incoming requests.

What other advice do I have?

If an organization is interested in additional security over their Oracle database, this is the best option available, as it is easy to deploy and configure.
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Custom alerts give us traceability of non-DBAs accessing databases as a power user.

What other advice do I have?

Go ahead and implement the latest version. The product is really good with many built-in features and controls.
Database & Middleware at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
You can customize report templates. Audit report generation is automated.

What other advice do I have?

Do the correct hardware sizing, especially if you want to generate detailed audit reports that include the SYS user.
Oracle DBA at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
The tool audits database usage. It took the onus off of the database and put it on a separate machine. Creating a report requires advanced coding skills and is not intuitive.

What other advice do I have?

Good luck.
Database & Flexcube System Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
Out-of-the-box reports covers most of the auditing features that you might need. In earlier versions, there were some configuration bugs.

What other advice do I have?

If you are implementing this product, I would advise not to audit the whole database since that will cause you a lot of trouble. You need to plan very well of what needs to be audited.
IT Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
The PL/SQL auditing feature helps to control code updates. In data-sensitive environments, leveraging the inbuilt compliance reports can be valuable.

What other advice do I have?

Those who have already acquired the product, the implementation and use of the product is dependent on its daily use so as to get acquainted with all the features. If they have installed the platform and don't use it regularly, it’s a waste of time and energy. One day when somebody asks about the audit reports, the database auditors will be in a big problem if they don't know how to generate the requested reports.
Sr. Lead Consultant - Database at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
The REDO_COLL function captures all changed values in the audited tables of a database.

What other advice do I have?

If this product falls under your budget, then there is nothing like it in the market.
Database Expert at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
Great Oracle Database Security Management Tool, minimal processing overhead and great GUI .

What other advice do I have?

DBA skills needed for proper setup. Also, there are situations when the DBA needs to run Oracle streams commands to manage the streams data flows and also monitor Streams propagation and apply activities. Next release probably will use Golden Gate as the underlying technology instead of Streams.
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