Product Review: Security Explorer by ScriptLogic
Recently, I started writing for SQL Server Magazine. A couple of days ago, my first piece for the magazine was posted online. It is a product review of Security Explorer by ScriptLogic. I have just completed the first draft of future article and am beginning work on another.
Excerpt from ArticleSecurity is a source of frustration for DBAs. They’re frequently asked who has what permissions in which databases and servers. Determining this information generally requires custom code and an in-depth understanding of how SQL Server implements security. DBAs are plagued by permissions that aren’t documented carefully and change unexpectedly.
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) has a few visual tools for working with security principals and permissions, but there’s a major gap in the DBA’s toolset. Security Explorer by ScriptLogic, a Quest Software company, fills this gap. It’s more than just a SQL Server tool. You can use it to manage users and permissions across your entire enterprise, including those in Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, NTFS, and other systems.