Netwrix Launches Netwrix Auditor Free Community Edition

The new freeware enables small businesses to monitor user activities across hybrid IT environments and minimize security and operational risks

Irvine, CA, May 30, 2017

Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for user behavior analysis and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, today announced the release of Netwrix Auditor Free Community Edition. This new freeware helps small businesses and startups stay informed about what’s happening across their IT infrastructures while meeting budgetary constraints.

IT pros in small companies spend a lot of time poring over piles of log data trying to find out exactly what is happening in the IT environment. Built on proven Netwrix technology, the free edition of Netwrix Auditor provides visibility into changes and access events in hybrid IT environments by tracking user activity across on-premises and cloud-based systems.

The key benefits of Netwrix Auditor Free Community Edition include:

  • Automated user activity monitoring. The free edition of Netwrix Auditor tracks all changes and access events made during the last 24 hours, including the before and after values for each modification, and automatically delivers the information straight to your mailbox every single day. This helps IT pros spot critical changes that could lead to security incidents or systems downtime, such as the altering of permissions to sensitive folders on a file server, the installation of suspicious software and so on.
  • Scalability. Netwrix Auditor Free Community Edition scales with your business and seamlessly upgrades to the full version of Netwrix Auditor, which delivers complete visibility into user behavior for data security and risk mitigation.
  • Cost efficiency. The free edition of Netwrix Auditor provides customers with reports on user activity in their IT environments for as long as they need at no cost.
  • Wide scope of supported systems. All systems supported in the commercial edition of Netwrix Auditor are also supported in the free edition, which eliminates the need to juggle multiple free tools that report on events in only one particular system. The list of supported systems includes Active Directory, file servers, Exchange, Windows Server, Oracle Databases, SQL Server, Office 365 and more.

"Unfortunately, not only large enterprises fall victims of data breaches. Over the last few years, we have seen rapid growth in cyber attacks hitting small companies and startups. Although SMBs require a thorough understanding what is going on across their networks, they often lack the human and financial resources to deploy a full-scale visibility solution. Netwrix meets this market demand by providing freeware that enables small companies to stay on top of what’s going on in their IT environments at no cost," said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix.

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About Netwrix Corporation

Netwrix Corporation was the first vendor to introduce a visibility and governance platform for hybrid cloud security. More than 160,000 IT departments worldwide rely on Netwrix to detect insider threats on premises and in the cloud, pass compliance audits with less effort and expense, and increase productivity of IT security and operations teams. Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 100 industry awards and been named to both the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. For more information, visit

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