ApexSQL Audit 2017 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Audit 2017 has been released

About ApexSQL Audit: ApexSQL Audit is a SQL Server auditing tool with a wide range of features for auditing access, changes, and security on SQL Server instances, databases, and objects. It audits queries, DDL and DML operations, security events (authentication changes, permissions changes, and attempted logins), events on stored procedures and functions. ApexSQL Audit saves captured information in a centralized auditing repository and provides comprehensive reports.

For more information, visit the ApexSQL Audit product page

About this release:


  • Auditing configuration templates, custom reports, and alert templates can now be exported and imported
  • Predefined configuration templates and reports for the following compliance standards: HIPAA, PCI, SOX, CFR 11, Basel II, FERPA, and GLBA
  • Alert recipient lists and alerting profiles
  • Support for SQL Server 2017 CTP 2
  • Before-after data encryption (AES 256)
  • Remote auditing instance credentials and temporary folder are now configurable in server configuration pane
  • Drop menus have been added to the server and database context menus in the New data sources dialog
  • Filter conditions are now available for before-after auditing reports
  • Navigation through before-after configuration panel is up to 1,000% faster when more than 100 tables are audited
  • Up to 200% faster auditing of SQL queries containing over 20,000 characters
  • Adding tables in the before-after auditing panel now shows a progress indicator
  • Remote installation on domain based setups is now available

Improved quality:

  • 40 bugs and known issues fixed


  • Complete UI redesign with emphasis on usability
  • Central repository database archiving is no longer mandatory on application update
  • Web reporting module has been deprecated in favor of the new Reporting application which includes all report related features and can be installed as a separate component which shares report configurations with the central instance

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Release notes

April 20, 2017