Netwrix Spiceworks

File Server Auditing Software

Netwrix Auditor for File Servers delivers complete visibility across multiple file servers, including Windows-based file servers, EMC storages and NetApp filer appliances, by providing actionable audit data about all changes made to files, folders, shares and permissions; detecting deleted and newly created files; and reporting both successful and failed access attempts.

Details on who changed what, when and where
Makes it easy to discover when a specific change occurred, who made it and what exactly was changed with before and after values.
Information about who has access to what
Shows effective permissions by user and by object as well as reports on file access attempts, both failed and successful, across multiple file servers and shares.
Snapshots of current and past configurations
Allows comparison between the state of file systems and permissions at present and at any time in the past.
Detailed audit reports and dashboards
Includes a set of predefined reports with the ability to filter, sort and export the audit data and to subscribe to reports via email.
Agentless or lightweight agent-based modes of operation
Operates without the installation of agents. Even if the agent-based mode is enabled, the lightweight non-intrusive agents do not modify or tamper with operating system processes and thus mitigate the risk of system outages.
Compliance reports for PCI, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA and ISO
Provides out-of-the-box reports that are grouped by regulatory compliance standards, including PCI DSS 3.0, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA/NIST800-53 and ISO/IEC 27001.
File servers are required to be audited to secure sensitive data against leaks and unauthorized modifications, to adhere to external regulations and to ensure business continuity. Netwrix Auditor for File Servers automates the tasks of file server auditing and reporting, thereby mitigating the risk of noncompliance, data breaches and availability problems.
"We needed a way to audit police-evidence-related data and files. Netwrix Auditor for File Servers gives us the ability to provide an audit trail of any file activity and ensures sensitive data is protected."

Barry Goldstrom, IT Supervisor,

The City of Artesia, NM

Enable continuous file server auditing and prove that changes and access to critical data are under control

Quickly find answers to questions from both internal and external auditors such as who changed file permissions or who deleted files from the file server. The actionable audit data can be stored in a two-tiered (file-based + SQL database) AuditArchive™ for more than 10 years.

Prepare reports and troubleshoot unwanted changes on file servers faster

Netwrix file server reporting software overcomes the limitations of native auditing tools and allows IT administrators to significantly accelerate gathering information about changes to files, permissions and data access attempts, and delivering reports to key stakeholders. Quickly detect the unwanted deletion or moving of a business-critical file and take actions to restore it from a backup before it affects someone’s work.

Detect and investigate unauthorized file changes and access events before a data leak occurs

Use predefined reports on activity on file servers, such as addition, deletion, modification of files and shares, changes to file and folder permissions, or file
access attempts, to identify suspicious activity that might put data security at risk. Whenever you detect a change that does not match your corporate security policy, you can use Interactive Search to investigate why it happened and take actions to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
"Controlling access to sensitive data is one of our priorities set by numerous industry
standards, for which we must comply. Netwrix Auditor helps us to ensure that there is no room for unauthorized actions that could potentially compromise sensitive data and damage our customers."

Mark Patten, Director of Corporate Engineering,


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Complete visibility of IT infrastructure with Netwrix Auditor
Built for IT environments of all sizes, Netwrix Auditor architecture supports the growth of your organization
160,000 IT departments worldwide rely on Netwrix to secure IT infrastructure, prove compliance and increase operational efficiency