Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory
The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory provides visibility into what’s happening inside your domain by tracking logons and all changes to AD users, groups, organizational units, GPO links and various policies. Daily activity summaries sent by this free Active Directory software detail every change and logon that happened during the last 24 hours, including the before and after values for each modification.
If you need clear information about what’s happening inside your Active Directory and Group Policy on a daily basis, native Microsoft tools won’t be of much help to you. You need a solution that provides precise details about every change and logon event without any noise. The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory stands out from other free Active Directory audit tools by delivering meaningful audit data in a timely and convenient fashion.
Ongoing monitoring of logons and Active Directory changes is critical for timely detection of potentially malicious user activity and prevention of breaches. Our free Active Directory tool enables IT admins to review AD and Group Policy changes daily for incorrect, unauthorized or suspicious activity so they can remediate any issues before they result in a data breach.
Once you start using Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory, you will 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 the Netwrix Auditor Community Edition free Active Directory software and the standard edition of the product:
|Reporting on logon activity and configuration changes in Active Directory and Group Policy|
|Before and after values for all modifications|
|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 AD audit reports with the ability to choose reports, recipients and reporting frequency|
|Advanced cross-system audit reporting|
|State-in-time reports on AD and Group Policy configuration|
|Behavior anomaly discovery|
|User behavior and blind spot analysis|
|Out-of-the-box compliance reports mapped to specific regulatory standards (PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR, FISMA/NIST800-53 and more)|
|Google-like search of audit data|
|Alerts on threat patterns|
|Active Directory change rollback|
|Password expiration notifications|
|Inactive user tracking|
|Long-term storage of audit data|
|Role-based access control|
|Optional lightweight, non-intrusive mode of data collection used for traffic compression|
|Reports on AD password resets|
|Single installation that handles multiple domains, each with its own unique settings|
This free Active Directory auditing tool is very simple to install and requires minimal system resources.