Data Access Governance
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All too often, organizations get serious about controlling access to their data only after they experience a data breach. But there’s no reason to wait. Netwrix helps enable strong data access governance (DAG) across your file servers, as well as collaboration systems like SharePoint and SharePoint Online, by giving you deep insight into your unstructured data, including information about possible security gaps, effective permissions and data access patterns. With Netwrix, you can ensure that you have all the proper access security controls in place to prevent breaches.
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Jump-start your DAG program by mitigating major
IT risks that endanger your sensitive data

Remediating gaps in your data security is critical to data breach prevention. Start broad and see if there is data on your file servers that has access rights assigned in violation of access management best practices. Then get tactical and focus on identifying and classifying your sensitive data. With Netwrix, you can proactively harden your security controls and ensure the effectiveness of your other DAG practices, including assigning access rights in accordance with the least-privilege principle and maintaining strict control over data access.
Gain a bird’s-eye view of IT risks associated with unstructured data governance
Quickly detect all data on your file servers that is exposed to everyone or that has inappropriately assigned access rights.
Find sensitive data outside of a secure location
Understand where exactly your sensitive data is kept and how much of this data is stored outside of a secure dedicated location. This clarity will help you prioritize your data access governance efforts.
Easily discover which sensitive data is at risk
Identify sensitive information that is accessible by groups of users that shouldn’t have access to it, for example, the “Everyone” group.

Continuously review permissions to sensitive data
to ensure effective access governance

Ensure that only eligible users have access to sensitive data across your file servers and SharePoint by regularly reviewing effective permissions and involving data owners to verify that those permissions are appropriate.
Know who has access to what data on file servers
Regularly validate that all access rights to sensitive data on your file storages align with applicable data protection regulations, HR job descriptions and employee roles in the company and revoke all excessive or otherwise inappropriate access rights. Involve data owners in privilege attestation by subscribing them to the appropriate reports.
Untangle complex SharePoint permission structure
See through the tangled permissions layout on SharePoint and quickly find out users’ effective permissions to important data on your sites, how those permissions were granted and whether inheritance is broken, so you can ensure that corporate data is not touched by unauthorized personnel.

Detect privilege escalation attempts across
your hybrid IT environment

Monitor changes to access rights on file servers and SharePoint sites, as well as changes to sharing and security in SharePoint Online, to ensure that each change is authorized and won’t jeopardize your data security efforts.
Stay abreast of privilege escalation on file storages
Continuously monitor which access rights are modified, who made the change, and when and where it happened, so you can spot privilege escalation incidents across your file servers and respond before any damage is done.
Be on the watch for unauthorized changes to SharePoint permissions
Ensure compliance with internal data access governance policies and external regulations by keeping an eye on all changes to SharePoint permissions, as they can result in leaks of sensitive and business-critical data stored on your sites.
Extend your DAG practices to data in the cloud
Don’t ignore the risk of data breaches and non-compliance when employing cloud solutions. Ensure that all sharing and security changes with unstructured data stored in your SharePoint Online have proper authorization as required by your access governance processes.

Ensure your data access governance policies are followed by keeping data access events under control

Having access management processes written on paper is different from exercising access control across
your network. Get the power to promptly detect and investigate attempts to access your unstructured data
on file servers, SharePoint, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business that fall out of compliance with
your access management policies.
Spot suspicious spikes in data access attempts at a glance
Get consolidated statistics about data usage patterns across your file servers, SharePoint and Office 365. Quickly spot activity spikes that could be a sign of malicious activity, and drill down to see the critical details.
Control all access attempts to sensitive data
Know exactly who is trying to access sensitive files and folders on your file shares. Pay close attention to failed access events, which can indicate outside attackers or malicious insiders trying to lay their hands on your sensitive data.
Keep a close watch on all users with extensive data
access rights
Keep privileged users and other users with broad data access rights under close surveillance. Use the video recording technology to gain complete visibility into how these users exercise their access rights across various IT systems and applications — even if their activity produces no logs.

Want to learn more about how to enhance data security and strengthen data management practices?

Find out how to identify both data owners and the primary users of data, and control the growth of unstructured data. And explore how you can use Netwrix to improve data access governance, secure sensitive data and prove compliance.