Active Directory plays a critical role in user authentication and user rights assignment, so it is right at the top of most auditors’ checklists. To achieve and prove your compliance with regulations, you must continuously track Active Directory changes and regularly assess its configuration. Unfortunately, given the large number of changes that happen every day in Active Directory, especially in large environments, these crucial auditing tasks are extremely difficult and time-consuming if all you have are native tools and manual processes. Indeed, without a dedicated piece of software for compliance auditing and reporting, it’s nearly impossible to adhere to compliance requirements.
Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory provides the actionable audit data required to prove that your organization’s information security program adheres to PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA and other compliance standards. With out-of-the-box Active Directory reports mapped to each of these standards, you can provide the required proof to your auditors in just a few clicks.
Moreover, Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory will help you ensure that critical security processes, including access controls and account management controls, are in place and effective. Alerts inform you immediately about critical Active Directory changes that could violate your security policies or compliance requirements. Unlike other solutions, Netwrix Auditor provides two-tiered storage that enables you to keep your audit trail for the time period required by regulations and ensures easy access to it for historical reporting, without increasing storage costs.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed to encourage and enhance cardholder data security and facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally. The PCI DSS standard is mandated by the major card brands and administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. PCI DSS includes 12 sections of requirements and more than 200 controls designed to enhance the security of credit card data. Failure to comply with PCI DSS can result in fines, reputation damage and even loss of the right to accept major credit cards.
From a compliance perspective, IT operations can be viewed as a collection of control processes — technical and operational measures that organize and manage the flow of information in IT systems according to established policies. To help organizations achieve PCI compliance in Active Directory Netwrix Auditor facilitates the following control processes:
Learn more about how Netwrix Auditor can help your organization meet PCI DSS compliance requirements.