• Dana Epp

Azure SQL Database Threat Detection & Auditing

Azure SQL Database Threat Detection provides an additional layer of security intelligence built into the Azure SQL Database service. It helps customers using Azure SQL Database to secure their databases within minutes without needing to be an expert in database security. It works around the clock to learn, profile and detect anomalous database activities indicating unusual and potentially harmful attempts to access or exploit databases.

It's extremely easy to setup. You just need to turn it on!

Once you do this, you can start to explore threats directly in the portal. Clicking on any security event will take you straight to the details:

There is a small cost to use this service. Works out to about $15/server/month. That's a bargain considering the threat detection analytics you get inside your SQL Azure instance.

So what are you waiting for? If you are using SQL Azure you might find this as an awesome addition to your security auditing arsenal.