Netwrix Auditor for Exchange
Free Exchange reporting tool that keeps you aware of what’s happening in your on-premises Exchange and Exchange Online systems
Technical Services Manager, Eclipse Group Solutions Ltd.
The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Exchange delivers visibility into what’s happening in your Exchange environment — both on-premises and in the cloud. This free Exchange reporting tool monitors changes to your mailboxes, role groups, mailbox databases, and Exchange Server and Exchange Online configurations. It also keeps you updated on all successful non-owner mailbox access events. Daily email reports detail every one of these actions within the last 24 hours.
Without regular monitoring of what’s going on in your Exchange environment, you can’t be sure that user activity is in line with established processes and controls. Reviewing native logs for this information is anything but efficient — and now you have an alternative. This freeware for Exchange Server and Exchange Online delivers accurate and meaningful data about every change and non-owner mailbox access event automatically, eliminating the major blind zones of Exchange.
Any inappropriate change to your Exchange Server or Exchange Online could cause system downtime that interrupts your business. And any non-owner mailbox access event could lead to sensitive corporate data being stolen. Our free reporting tool enables IT admins to review this critical activity across their on-premises, cloud or hybrid Exchange environment so they can identify and remediate inappropriate or malicious actions before they cause serious damage.
Awareness versus Complete Visibility
Once you start using Netwrix Auditor for Exchange, you will get full functionality for free for 20 days. After that, you can either activate the Free Community Edition or purchase and apply a license for the Standard Edition. The table below highlights the differences between the two editions.
|Reporting on what objects and attributes were changed, deleted or added in Exchange
|Before and after values for all modifications
|Reporting on non-owner mailbox access 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
|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
|Long-term storage of audit data
|Role-based access control
|Optional lightweight, non-intrusive mode of data collection used for traffic compression
|Single installation that handles multiple domains, each with its own unique settings
Exchange Administrator, Fishbowl Inc.
Deployment of the free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Exchange is very straightforward. Below is a summary of 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