Windows File Server
Auditing Software

Netwrix Auditor for Windows File Servers delivers complete visibility into everything happening
on your file servers. It provides actionable audit data about all changes made to files, folders, shares
and permissions; reports on both successful and failed access attempts; and enables file analysis
reporting for improved data security and information management.

File analysis reports
Delivers detailed information on overexposed data and data ownership; reveals data usage and data volumes; and identifies stale and duplicate files.
Deep insight into every change
Makes it easy to determine who made a change, when the change occurred, and what exactly was changed, including the before and after values — across all your Windows-based file servers.
Complete information about access permissions and access attempts
Shows effective permissions by user and by object, and reports on file access attempts (both failed and successful) across multiple file servers and shares.
Easy comparisons of current and past configurations
Enables you to quickly compare the current state of file systems and permissions with a snapshot from any point in the past.
Streamlined compliance reporting
Provides out-of-the-box reports mapped to common regulatory compliance standards, including PCI DSS 3.0, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA/NIST800-53 and ISO/IEC 27001.
Agentless operation
Collects audit data without the use of agents, so it does not interfere with system processes and performance or cause any system downtime.
To comply with external regulations and ensure business continuity, organizations must audit their file servers to secure sensitive data against leaks and unauthorized modifications. Netwrix Auditor for Windows File Servers automates file server auditing and reporting, thereby mitigating the risk of compliance failures, data breaches and availability problems.
Watch overview video
"We needed a way to audit data and files related to police evidence. Netwrix Auditor 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

Establish and prove compliance
with continuous file server auditing

Quickly satisfy both internal and external auditors by answering questions such as who changed file permissions or who deleted files from the file server. This information can be stored in the two-tiered (file-based + SQL database) AuditArchive™ for more than 10 years.
Enable file system auditing with predefined reports and dashboards

Prepare audit reports and troubleshoot
unwanted changes on file servers faster

Overcome the limitations of native auditing tools with Netwrix file server reporting software. Instead of struggling with time-consuming and error-prone manual process, IT administrators can quickly produce reports for stakeholders on changes to files, permissions and data access attempts. They can also quickly identify, investigate and remediate problems — for example, by detecting the unwanted deletion of a business-critical file and restoring it from backup before the change interferes with someone's work.

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

Identify suspicious activity that might put data security at risk using out-of-the-box reports on file server changes. You can view additions, deletions and modifications of files and shares; changes to file and folder permissions; and file access attempts (both successful and failed). Then use Interactive Search to investigate the activity further and determine how to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
Easily search through file system audit data to investigate incidents

Make better information management
decisions for unstructured data

Quickly detect excessive access rights to find and remediate potentially overexposed data to prevent a data leak. Prevent data sprawl and facilitate cleanup for improved user productivity and optimized storage by identifying empty folders and duplicate or unused files, along with their size and owners.

Deploy Netwrix Auditor wherever you need it

On Premises
Download a free 20-day trial of Netwrix Auditor and deploy it on Microsoft Windows Server.
Download our virtual appliance and start using Netwrix Auditor without having to provision any hardware or software.
Deploy Netwrix Auditor from the Microsoft Azure or AWS marketplaces and get up and running with auditing in just minutes.
"Controlling access to sensitive data is one of our priorities, since we must comply with numerous industry standards. 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,


Free guide:
Top 5 Windows File Server Incidents You Need Visibility Into
Complete Visibility into IT Infrastructure with Netwrix Auditor
See how organizations of all sizes are using Netwrix Auditor to improve security, prove compliance and support growth
Over 160,000 IT departments worldwide rely on Netwrix to secure IT infrastructure, prove compliance and increase operational efficiency