Netwrix Auditor

Netwrix Auditor

Secure visibility platform for IT infrastructure

4.5/5 (130 reviews)

Netwrix Auditor Overview

Netwrix Auditor is a visibility software which grants small businesses 360-degree visibility into IT infrastructure changes, data access, and system configurations. Designed to protect data regardless of location, Netwrix Auditor detects data security threats through security analytics technology. With security analytics, users can monitor their IT environment, investigate suspicious or anomalous user behavior and prevent privilege abuse and data exfiltration

Users can manage the evidence required to pass compliance audits with hard data management, compliance reports, and audit trails. By providing such evidence, Netwrix Auditor enables users to prove their business adheres to and is compliant with PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, and FERPA standards, amongst others. Netwrix Auditor also allows users to maintain a complete audit trail and archive it for more than 10 years.

Netwrix Auditor supports automation intended to enhance user productivity in IT security and operations teams. Users can automate change auditing and reporting tasks to save time manually searching through weeks of log data. Detailed reports, alerts and dashboards as well as activity video recording features serve to help users audit change in IT environments. Netwrix Auditor supports auditing on a broad range of IT systems including Active Directory, Office 365, SharePoint, and more.

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Markets

Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Netwrix Auditor Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
95% positive reviews
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Anthony J.

Netwrix Auditor (AD, File, Windows Server, Logon Activity Auditing)

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/12/12
Review Source: Capterra

My Company has been using Netwrix since 2013, and it has been great for us. We love the reports that it generates around our Active Directory, Exchange, Windows Servers etc., including the alerts that we subscribe to for delivery. We've also used the Audit reports for our Auditing request, which we can produce in minutes with Netwrix, which used to take us days to put together. We've also used as a training tool to teach helpdesk level personnel, as it helped us capture errors that were done in Active Directory (and reverted back with the nifty Rollback feature), and that allowed us to customize training for an new employees while working in Active Directory.

Wading through event viewer events is no fun and very tedious, enter Netwrix that makes much more efficient, as you can build reports on a specific object and/or date range. I can’t tell you how many times we've used it to trace a lockout of a user and where exactly the user was being locked out from - incredibly helpful, as this occurs with regularity.

Netwrix has been absolutely brilliant for us, it's auditing, alerting and reporting capabilities has been and continues to be of great use for my Company. I must also give kudos to the Netwrix helpdesk, as there are very knowledgeable and have assisted successfully on numerous occasions.

Highly recommend Netwrix for any company that’s looking to audit their internal systems, with great reporting and alerting for all your critical and non-critical systems.

Pros

Ease of installation and usage, Reporting, alerts, etc.

Cons

I noticed that the new version of Netwrix tends to eat up a lot more hardrive disk space, but this is due to fine tuning Audit. Without proper tuning, it will easily eat up 100GB - which is what I experienced.

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Verified Reviewer

If you are held to a number of regulatory governances, Netwrix Auditor is for you

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/24
Review Source: Capterra

If ever anyone is requiring a software that will audit their systems, I immediately recommend Netwrix because of the community presence (I have dealt with them primarily on the Spiceworks forums), and their amazing canned reports.

Pros

The amount of data you can collect about security events, group changes, object moves and deletions, system and file access (and much more) is astounding, especially considering the price. If I need to track something new that I wasn't thinking of when I bought this software, I only need to dig a little and there's something there already for me to utilize.

The variety of things we can monitor from a system level is fantastic too. Windows domains, file servers, Office 365, VMWare, SharePoint, SQL and more...each type of audit task yields the same types of reports as the other. Easy color coding for quick visual assessment.

Setting up is a cinch. The documentation has just about everything you'll need to get running, and the knowledgebase handles all the extra gotchas that you may run into if you have a temperamental environment :)

Probably one of my favorite things about Netwrix Auditor: no-nonsense licensing.

Cons

I think that the UI change from the prior major version to the new was the most jarring. I suspect it wouldn't have been as difficult to understand had I started with the newest UI.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jordan D.

Great tool for network visibility

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/08
Review Source: Capterra

I find visibility to be one of the greatest tools as a network manager. Netwrix gives me the ability to monitor file actions as well as account actions that may tip me off to a security breach on the network. Or, if an employee wants to know the exact reason a file went missing I am able to query Netwrix and provide an exact answer, even a screen capture of the event in progress if I wanted. With customizable notifications I am able to get on the spot information when specific events occur, like somebody attempting to log into a Domain Administrator's account without authorization. Though a little expensive, it is better to have the security Netwrix auditor provides than to allow a network breach go unnoticed until it is too late.

Pros

Easy to setup
monitor AD, Logs, Events, etc
customizable notifications
visibility into files, Group Policy, Active Directory, Office 365, Azure, etc
advanced features that help track down file actions, like screen captures or recordings of the actual event

Cons

The interface is sluggish
can cause some network interference if not tuned properly
cost

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Richard W.

Great software that reads your event logs and makes it easy to read, break down and report on.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/11/10
Review Source: Capterra

Know exactly what is happening in your network so you can detect problems and intrusion attempts before they get bad.

Pros

This software takes your computer and server event logs and breaks them down into reports that you can easy view and understand exactly what is going on with your environment. You can also record what anyone does on your servers as a video. All reports can have real time notifications of events you select like multiple failed logins etc. It is also an amazing price for all that you get.

Cons

The only thing i have had is that the new version doesn't support Windows Server 2003-2008 so what i did was spun up 2 VM's for this software and ran an older version on one VM and the newest version on an other so I can have the old version monitor the 2003-2008 servers and the newest version monitor 2008 R2 to 2016.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Glenn J.

A good product for the money

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/22
Review Source: Capterra

We have been quite happy with Netwrix and staff are starting to rely on it for detailed auditing.

Pros

Netwrix Auditor is a good product that audits all of the items we need to audit. It will audit file servers, database server, Active Directory Servers, SharePoint servers and a whole lot more. We use it for all of these items and the price did not go up because we added more machine types.

Cons

Netwrix can be a bit finicky at times. We have has it stop auditing a server because the configuration on the server was changed. It took a bit of work with support for them to realize that it shouldn't have stopped due to the configuration change and once they figured that out, they fixed the problem. Once we got the auditing to start, it picked up all of the items it missed while it wasn't auditing, so we lost nothing.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Netwrix Auditor Pricing

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Netwrix Auditor Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Auditing
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Monitoring
  • Third Party Integration

  • Access Control
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for Netwrix Auditor

Key features of Netwrix Auditor

  • 360 degree visibility
  • Activity logging
  • Activity monitoring
  • Audit trail
  • AuditAssurance technology
  • Auditing
  • Blind spot analysis
  • CJIS compliance
  • Change auditing
  • Compliance auditing
  • Custom reports
  • Data anomaly detection
  • Data exfiltration prevention
  • Data protection
  • Enterprise overview dashboards
  • FERPA compliance
  • FISMA compliance
  • FISMA/NIST800-53 compliance
  • GDPR compliance
  • GLBA compliance
  • HIPAA compliance
  • ISO/IEC 27001 compliance
  • Interactive search
  • NERC CIP compliance
  • PCI DSS compliance
  • Permission management
  • RESTful API
  • Real time alerts on Active Directory changes
  • Records management
  • Risk alerts
  • Role-based access control
  • SOX compliance
  • Secure data storage
  • Security analytics
  • Security audit & compliance reports
  • Security auditing
  • Service desk management
  • Third party integrations
  • Threat pattern investigation
  • User activity video recording
  • e-discovery

Benefits

  • Netwrix Auditor supports auditing on a broad range of IT systems such as Active Directory, Office 365, Windows file servers, Oracle DB, VMware, Windows Server, and more.

  • Users can detect unauthorized actions using alerts, dashboards and detailed change or data access reports.

  • Netwrix Auditor facilitates user activity monitoring, granting users visibility into all critical system activity. By monitoring and logging actions, users can stay alert to to any abnormal changes or suspicious log-ons within the IT infrastructure.

  • Users can utilize Netwrix Auditor’s RESTful API to add-on integrations with applications such as Splunk, Cisco network devices and Amazon Web Services, and to create their own integrations.

  • Netwrix Auditor serves to enhance user productivity with automation tools, allowing users to automate previously manual change auditing and reporting tasks.

  • Netwrix Auditor FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Netwrix Auditor.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Netwrix Auditor offer?

    Netwrix Auditor offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Contact Netwrix directly for pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Netwrix Auditor?

    Netwrix Auditor offers the following features:

    • 360 degree visibility
    • Activity logging
    • Activity monitoring
    • Audit trail
    • AuditAssurance technology
    • Auditing
    • Blind spot analysis
    • CJIS compliance
    • Change auditing
    • Compliance auditing
    • Custom reports
    • Data anomaly detection
    • Data exfiltration prevention
    • Data protection
    • Enterprise overview dashboards
    • FERPA compliance
    • FISMA compliance
    • FISMA/NIST800-53 compliance
    • GDPR compliance
    • GLBA compliance
    • HIPAA compliance
    • ISO/IEC 27001 compliance
    • Interactive search
    • NERC CIP compliance
    • PCI DSS compliance
    • Permission management
    • RESTful API
    • Real time alerts on Active Directory changes
    • Records management
    • Risk alerts
    • Role-based access control
    • SOX compliance
    • Secure data storage
    • Security analytics
    • Security audit & compliance reports
    • Security auditing
    • Service desk management
    • Third party integrations
    • Threat pattern investigation
    • User activity video recording
    • e-discovery

    Q. Who are the typical users of Netwrix Auditor?

    Netwrix Auditor has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Netwrix Auditor support?

    Netwrix Auditor supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Netwrix Auditor offer?

    Netwrix Auditor has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Netwrix Auditor support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Netwrix Auditor supports

    Q. What other apps does Netwrix Auditor integrate with?

    Netwrix Auditor integrates with the following applications:

    Powertech Event Manager

    Q. What level of support does Netwrix Auditor offer?

    Netwrix Auditor offers the following support options:

    Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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