Free Community Edition
Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint
Free SharePoint monitoring tool that helps you stay aware of changes and data access events in your SharePoint environment
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Are you looking for a free SharePoint monitoring tool that tracks changes and data access?
The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint enables you to harden your SharePoint data security by keeping you current on changes to key SharePoint components, including the SharePoint farm, web applications, web pages, site collections, sites and user content, as well as document reads. This SharePoint monitoring tool collects and analyzes information from the event logs produced by audited systems, and sends daily email reports with all key details, including the before and after values for changes, in a human-readable format, saving you time and effort while improving security.
See what changed
Gives you the before and after values for each modification, so you can quickly formulate the best response to unwanted changes.
Keep track of document reads
Reports on successful attempts to access data stored on your Microsoft SharePoint Server.
Aggregates audit data from various sources, and sends a daily email summarizing all change and read events.
Provides meaningful reports that make it easier to detect critical changes and troubleshoot SharePoint issues.
Save your IT budget
Complements your SharePoint performance and SharePoint health monitoring solutions at no additional cost.
Slash time spent on SharePoint monitoringMonitoring read access events and changes from the farm administrators group level down to single document permissions using native tools takes a lot of resources and time. The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint will make your SharePoint monitoring and management routine more efficient by delivering actionable audit data in a timely and convenient manner.
Lack of visibility into activity on your SharePoint Server increases the vulnerability of your critical collaboration services to both external and internal security threats. The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint tracks all modifications and read events and sends you a daily summary. With this continuous SharePoint Server monitoring, you can detect users who have performed suspicious activity before it's too late. Instead of running PowerShell commands to view SharePoint reports and logs, quickly retrieve this information from the daily summaries.
Awareness versus Complete Visibility
When you start using Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint, you get full functionality for free for 20 days. After that, you can either activate the Free Community Edition or apply a commercial license that enables you to continue using all of Netwrix Auditor’s features. The table below highlights the differences between our free SharePoint monitoring tool and the standard edition of Netwrix Auditor.
Free Community Edition Standard Edition
Free Community Edition
|Reporting on changes to farm configuration, permissions, user content|
|Before and after values for all modifications|
|Reporting on successful read events|
|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 access permissions|
|Behavior anomaly discovery|
|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|
|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 SharePoint environments, each with its own unique settings|
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Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint is easy to deploy and manage. Check out the table below to make sure your IT environment meets the minimum system requirements.
- 2 cores
- 4GB RAM
- 100 GB – System drive
- 100 GB – Data drive (Long-Term Archive and SQL Server)
- Minimum 1280 x 1024
- Recommended 1920 x 1080 or higher
- 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
- Any .NET Framework that goes with your OS: 3.5 SP1, 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6
- Windows Installer 3.1 and above