Native event logging mechanisms provided by Windows and Unix systems, as well as network devices (such as Cisco and Checkpoint), don't have built-in consolidation, archiving, alerting, and reporting features required to effectively utilize event data and comply with external regulations like SOX, HIPAA, PCI, and others. Numerous event logs and syslog events exist in uncompressed formats spread all over the network, with countless events lost every day because of overwrites, causing a breach in both security and compliance mandates (download Summary: Limitations of Native Tools).
Event log management with Netwrix Auditor allows you to collect events from Windows event logs and syslogs from multiple computers across the network, alerting to and reporting on most critical events, centrally archiving these events in a compressed format that enables convenient analysis of archived event log data. The product supports unlimited number of servers and features long-term archiving storage and distributed data collection for highest performance. The long-term archiving of event logs is required by compliance regulations, e.g., SOX and HIPAA require 7 years of data, PCI requires 1 year, etc.
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Features and benefits:
Unlike traditional log management solutions (SIEM), which are too generic and don't meet change auditing needs, Netwrix Auditor helps to easily find relevant answers to key questions: who changed what, when and where in the entire IT infrastructure, including previous and new values for modified settings. The product generates easy-to-understand reports with complete information on every change that has occurred in the IT infrastructure and helps to sustain regulatory compliance, adhere to business processes, tighten security, minimize risk, avoid downtime, and monitor network resources.