Not an April Fool’s Joke: Netwrix empowers the cyber security of small businesses for free

Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory, valued at $1,200, becomes a completely free offering for organizations with up to 100 users

Irvine, CA, April 1, 2015

Netwrix Corporation, the #1 provider of change and configuration auditing software, announced today that Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory will be available for free to small businesses with no more than 100 user accounts if downloaded during April 2015. This solution helps to detect security incidents and prevent data breaches, enables continuous compliance and optimizes operations by providing complete visibility into all Active Directory and Group Policy changes.

Continuous monitoring of who did what, when and where helps to spot unauthorized modifications and malicious activities, in order to ensure security. However, due to budgetary concerns, limited personnel and the secondary role of IT security efforts, small companies tend to bypass solutions that help to cope with security issues. The 2014 SIEM Efficiency Survey Report revealed that only 27% of small companies have established continuous monitoring of their IT infrastructures. For the majority of others, finding out what is going on in Active Directory used to be a challenge, until now.

"The lack of visibility into Active Directory increases the danger of security violations and may result in insider misuse, sensitive data loss, compliance validation failure and the interruption of business continuity," said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix. "We want to support small companies in their efforts to strengthen security, maintain the sustainability of their business processes and streamline compliance. By making Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory available for small businesses, we have provided a solution that will deliver complete visibility into Active Directory and help them overcome limitations in human and financial resources."

"Small companies are investing less in information security, which may leave them both incapable of detecting incidents and a more tempting target to cyber adversaries," stated PwC in the Global State of Information Security Survey 2015. "As noted, smaller businesses often believe they are too insignificant to draw the attention of serious hackers and organized crime. It also may be that rising risks, combined with an overabundance of security solutions, has resulted in “analysis paralysis,” leaving smaller firms unable to make decisions and take action."

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About Netwrix Corporation

Netwrix Corporation, the #1 provider of change and configuration auditing solutions, delivers complete visibility into who did what, when and where across the entire IT infrastructure. This strengthens security, streamlines compliance and optimizes operations. Founded in 2006, Netwrix is named to the Inc. 5000 list and Deloitte Technology Fast 500. Netwrix software is used by 160,000 users worldwide.

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