MySQL Database Security

Expand your visibility into MySQL database activity with our free plug-in

Organizations of all sizes who are using the MySQL open-source platform can now leverage our award-winning database security technology to gain deep visibility into MySQL database activity.

The free audit plug-in is based upon the same technology as McAfee Database Activity Monitoring, allowing users to easily satisfy compliance mandates that require full audit information.

The plug-in may be used as a standalone audit solution or configured to feed data to external monitoring tools.

When coupled with the McAfee Database Activity Monitor (DAM) sensor for MySQL, the data is subject to the same real-time analysis and policy enforcement that the sensor can perform on the data collected from any other supported database.

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Features & Benefits

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Get free access and use of the MySQL Plug-In.

Generate detailed activity logs for MySQL databases

  • Capture authenticated user information including username, IP, host and query.
  • Determine what specific type of command is being executed within the database.
  • Detect which tables are being accessed via a query.
  • Monitor internal statements which result from triggers, stored procedures, prepared statements.
  • Monitor local machine traffic performed via local Unix socket, as well as encrypted traffic.

Easy to install and configure
Install using MySQL support for plugins. View the installation procedure at:

System Requirements

These are minimum system requirements only. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment.

Supported Platforms for MySQL Plug-In

  • MySQL 5.1 and 5.5 on Linux

The plug-in may be used as a standalone audit solution or configured to feed data to external monitoring tools.

Minimum System Requirements for McAfee Database Activity Monitoring

  • McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with SP1 or higher
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB free disk space
  • Browser (for management console): Firefox 2.0 or later, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
  • Database Activity Monitoring server can be run in 64-bit mode

Supported Databases for McAfee Database Activity Monitoring

  • Oracle version 8.1.7 or later, running on Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, Linux, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows
  • Teradata 12, 13, 13.1, and 14 on Linux
  • MySQL 5.1 and 5.5 on Linux
  • Microsoft SQL 2000, 2005, and 2008 on any supported Windows platform
  • IBM DB2 LUW 9.5 and 9.7
  • Sybase ASE 12.5 or later on all supported platforms