Oracle Database 12c Fine Grained Auditing (FGA) enables audit policies to be associated with columns in application tables along with conditions necessary for an audit record to be generated. FGA policies are assigned to application tables using the FGA API. Fine grained audit policies can be used to create audit records when a table is accessed during specific periods or specific columns are accessed. FGA complements the new Oracle Database 12c Unified Audit by enabling audit conditions to be associated with specific columns.
Audit trail records created by Fine Grained Auditing can be captured and analyzed in Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, automatically alerting the security team about possible malicious activity. Click here for more information about Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall.