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MSSQL LOG INGESTION IN SIEM

HI Experts!

We would like to ingest all MSSQL logs but per my investigation, a way to get these is by a McAfee SIEM Collector. 

I'ts possible that all MSSQL Servers of our client has (.sqlaudit) enxtension but the supported one apparently is (.trc) only. Is there a way to ingest both .trx and .sqlaudit exensions? Or what can we do to ingest all logs having .sqlaudit?

 

Thanks a lot!

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Re: MSSQL LOG INGESTION IN SIEM

Hi,

I have situation where on SQL server is already configured custom Server Audit with Server Audit Specifications, which is exported to binary file with sqlaudit extension. And the audit logs, inside that file , are defined by company compliance policies.

But, for ingesting SQL audit logs to McAfee SIEM, is possible just with SIEM Collector with SQL C2 Audit host (trc). In this case we have all audit files not just those what we need, and one more configuration for sql audit which can lead to performance issues on SQl server.

Can we use this sqlaudit file for ingestion to SIEM and if, how?

If not, is there any way to make some custom trc file which can be parsed by McAfee SIEM?

Is there anyone with experience for collection logs from SQL database for advice and suggest what is the best way for collection method for MS SQL?

P.S. Documentation for McAFee SIEM Collector (product and installation guide) and Data source guide is very bad. There are an-precise, there  missing a information like version limitations (supported MS SQL versions by SIEM), user permissions,  data source configuration etc.

 

 

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