"COMMENT: It seems reporting was the only “feature” really evaluated in this review. AppRadar’s ability to as an Audit tool is just one component, as the review showed. What was failed to be pinpointed was AppRadar’s ability to detect malicious activity (ie. Buffer overflows and web application attacks including SQL injection and cross-site scripting), separating our solution from other vendor products in the space."
Excuse me? Buffer overflow and SQL injection was mentioned in the review. However cross-site scripting was not even highlighted by AppRadar in their documentation as a "selling point", anywhere. After using the reporting function, you will understand why I rated the feature set as a 3 out of 5. Detecting malicious activity, as well as reporting such acitivity, are equally as important in a DBA's world. In fact, in the intereset of a DBA, I think reporting is MORE important in order to evaluate the activity properly after it has been detected.
All the best,
Author: An Introduction to SQL Server 2005 Management Studio