Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server
The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server provides visibility into what’s happening in your Windows-based server infrastructure. It tracks changes to your Windows Server configuration, such as the installation of software and hardware, and changes to services, network settings and scheduled tasks. Daily activity summaries sent by this free Windows Server monitoring tool detail every change during the last 24 hours, including the before and after values for each modification.
The free edition of Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server complements native network monitoring and Windows performance analysis solutions. It has many advantages over the built-in audit tools available in Windows Server. In particular, it improves security and offers more convenient audit data retrieval, consolidation and representation. And you can enable continuous IT auditing with far less time and effort and control IT changes more efficiently.
Any Windows Server that performs a business-critical role needs to be appropriately configured and then continuously monitored to ensure its availability and security. This free Windows Server monitoring tool enables IT administrators to establish continuous and effective auditing of Windows Server by providing daily reports on all critical Windows Server changes.
Once you start using Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server, 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 server monitoring tool for Windows-based servers and the standard edition of the product.
|Reporting on Windows Server changes|
|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 based with filtering, sorting and exporting options|
|State-in-time and baseline reports on Windows Server configuration|
|Email subscriptions to scheduled reports with the ability to choose reports, recipients and reporting frequency|
|Advanced cross-system auditing and reporting|
|Behavior anomaly discovery|
|User behavior and blind spot analysis|
|Privileged user activity monitoring, with the ability to search and replay video recordings|
|Out-of-the-box compliance reports mapped to specific regulatory standards (PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA/NIST800-53 and ISO/IEC 27001)|
|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 and reducing bandwidth usage|
|Single installation that handles multiple servers running on Microsoft Windows Server, each with its own unique settings|
Deployment of Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server is quick and painless. The following are the minimum system requirements.