Data Access Governance
to Lean On

Oversee data access and permissions, monitor file activity and user behavior, and manage your unstructured data with Netwrix Auditor

All too often, organizations get serious about governing access to their data only after they experience a data breach. But there’s no reason to wait. Netwrix Auditor enables strong data access governance (DAG) across your file servers by giving you deep insight into what unstructured data you have, who owns it, who is entitled to access it and who actually uses it. With Netwrix Auditor, you can ensure that you have all the proper access security measures in place to prevent breaches.

Detect successful and failed attempts to access files and SharePoint documents
Manage effective permissions and identify users with unnecessary access
See who uses which data and exactly what they are doing with it
Determine who owns the data on your file servers

Detect successful and failed attempts to access files and SharePoint documents

You can't control access to your sensitive data without file access monitoring. Get the power to promptly detect and investigate unusual or otherwise suspicious access attempts.

Track successful file reads
Keep your sensitive data under control by staying aware of who opened which files and folders on your file servers and SharePoint, and when each read event occurred.
Track successful file reads
Investigate suspicious activity

Manage permissions and identify users with unnecessary access to reduce risk

Protect your data against exploitation and exfiltration by identifying users who have access rights to files and folders they don’t need to do their jobs. Fine-tune and then maintain proper data access control by auditing all changes to access permissions and group membership.

Know who has access to what
Enable effective access governance with visibility into who has access to which files and folders on your file servers. Validate that all permissions align with HR job descriptions and employee roles in the organization.
User activity summary
Limit access to data
Stay aware of all changes to permissions
Stay in charge of privilege escalation by keeping an eye on how permissions are changing across your file servers and SharePoint sites. Filter the Permission Changes report by user, file or folder name, or server to get detailed information about which permissions were modified, who made the change, and when and where it happened.
Stay aware of all changes to permissions

See who uses the data on your file servers and SharePoint, and exactly what they are doing with it

Visibility into user activity enables you to keep your finger on the pulse of how your data is being used. Get meaningful insights into user behavior so you can detect anomalous or suspicious actions in a timely fashion.

Better understand user behavior and spot potential security issues
Keep an eye on privileged users with user activity video recording
Get complete visibility into how users, including privileged users, have been using their access rights across your IT environment — even if their activity produced no logs. The video recording capability includes search and replay functionality.
Keep an eye on privileged users with user activity video recording

Identify who owns data on your file servers

Determine who owns the various pieces of data on your file servers, especially sensitive data, so you can involve the data owners in governance decisions.

Identify the owners of sensitive data
Keep an eye on how data is used
Of course, the creator of a given file and folder might not be the person who actually uses the data. Review which users frequently access the files in a given folder to get a better understanding of how the data is used and which users actually need it for their work.
Keep an eye on how data is used
DAG model
Learn more about Netwrix Auditor DAG model with our free Short Guide for Best Practices.
Download Best Practice Guide (.pdf)