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Free community edition

Netwrix Auditor for NetApp

Free NetApp monitoring tool that keeps you current on changes and access events on your NetApp filers

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"Thanks for the use of your free utility. It worked as you said it would."
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Ralph Hanahan
Denmark Technical College
Does your NetApp monitoring tool deliver visibility into what’s happening on your NetApp filers?

The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for NetApp helps you harden your data security by keeping you informed about user activity on your NetApp filers. This NetApp monitoring tool collects event logs produced by audited systems, analyzes them and presents the collected information in a human-readable format. The daily activity summaries detail all data access attempts and all changes to permissions, files and folders, including the before and after values.

See what changed
Shows which files, folders, shares and permissions were added, modified or removed, with the before and after values.
Monitor data access attempts
Reports on attempts to access files, folders and shares and indicates whether each attempt was successful.
Automate auditing
Accumulates data from various sources and sends daily email summaries on modifications and access events on your NetApp filers.
Increase efficiency
Composes meaningful reports that minimize the need to run manual scripts.
Save your IT budget
Complements your NetApp storage performance and storage monitoring solutions at no additional cost.

Spend less time on NetApp monitoring

Keeping track of data access attempts and changes to permissions, files and folders on NetApp filers using native tools takes a lot of resources and time. The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for NetApp will make your security monitoring routine far more efficient and effective. Plus, the free software works on all the latest versions of the clustered Data ONTAP operating system, including both cluster-mode and 7-mode.

Lack of visibility into your NetApp filers increases your vulnerability to both external and internal security threats. The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for NetApp continuously tracks all modifications and data reads on NetApp filers and sends you daily reports so you can detect any suspicious activity in a timely manner. In conjunction with other tools, it will significantly simplify NetApp monitoring tasks and save you time that you would otherwise have to spend crawling through log data to piece together information about user activity.

Awareness versus Complete Visibility

When you start using Netwrix Auditor for NetApp, you get full functionality for free for 20 days. After that, you can either activate the Free Community Edition or apply a commercial license. The table below highlights the differences between our free NetApp monitoring tool and the standard edition of Netwrix Auditor.

Free Edition Standard Edition
Functionality Free
Reporting on which files, folders, shares and permissions were modified, deleted or added
Before and after values for all modifications
Reporting on file, folder and share access attempts, both successful and failed
Daily activity summary sent automatically to a single recipient
"What," "when" and "where" details for each reported event
"Who" details for each reported event
Predefined reports with filtering, sorting and export options
Email subscriptions to scheduled audit reports with the ability to choose reports, recipients and reporting frequency
Advanced cross-system audit reporting
State-in-time reports on NetApp filer configuration
File analysis
Behavior anomaly discovery
Risk assessment
User behavior and blind spot analysis
Out-of-the-box compliance reports mapped to GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA/NIST800-53, ISO/IEC 27001 and other regulatory standards
Overview dashboards
Google-like search of audit data
Alerts on threat patterns
Long-term storage of audit data
Role-based access control
Single installation that handles multiple filers in your network, each with its own unique settings
"I am very happy with my decision to go with Netwrix, and I would recommend them to anyone. Their software does exactly what it says on the tin."
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Tim Stainthorpe,
Technical Services Manager, Eclipse Group Solutions Ltd.

System Requirements

Netwrix Auditor for NetApp is easy to deploy and manage. Check out the table below to see if your IT infrastructure meets the minimum system requirements.



  • 2 cores


  • 4GB RAM

Disk space:

  • 100 GB – System drive
  • 100 GB – Data drive (Long-Term Archive and SQL Server)

Screen resolution:

  • Minimum 1280 x 1024
  • Recommended 1920 x 1080 or higher

Operating System:

  • Windows Desktop OS (64-bit): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
  • Windows Server OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016

.NET Framework:

  • Any .NET Framework that goes with your OS: 3.5 SP1, 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6


  • Windows Installer 3.1 and above