Netwrix Auditor for Windows File Servers
The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Windows File Servers delivers visibility into what’s happening on your Windows-based file servers. This free file server software tracks changes made to files, folders, shares and permissions; detects deleted and newly created files and folders; and logs file server access attempts. This file server audit tool collects and analyzes log events on file server and sends daily activity summaries that detail all read attempts and changes that were made during the last 24 hours, with the before and after values.
Regular monitoring of data read attempts and changes on your file servers is critical for security. If you use native auditing tools, you’ll spend a lot of time and effort poring through cryptic logs on a file server, and then the next server and the next one, trying to produce human-readable reports on what exactly happened. This free file server software makes your security monitoring routine more efficient by automating the tedious task of going through each event log on a file server, one server at a time. The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Windows File Servers is file server monitoring software that will keep you aware of file server activity in a timely and convenient manner by providing daily reports on data read attempts and each modification, deletion or addition of file server objects and permissions.
Once you start using Netwrix Auditor for Windows File Servers, 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 file server auditing tool and the standard edition of the product.
|Reporting on what 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 file server configuration|
|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 file shares, each with its own unique settings|
Deployment of Netwrix Auditor for Windows File Servers is very straightforward. Below is a summary of the minimumsystem requirements.