Netwrix releases first ever hybrid cloud visibility solution

Netwrix Auditor 8.0 enables security threat prevention and increases visibility into data stored both on-premises and in the cloud

Irvine, CA, April 12, 2016

Netwrix Corporation, a provider of IT auditing software that delivers complete visibility into IT infrastructure changes and data access, today announced the release of Netwrix Auditor 8.0. The new version of company’s leading IT auditing platform simplifies detection of security threats and enables organizations to gain rigorous control over critical data across all levels of IT environment, including hybrid cloud and storage appliances.

According to the Netwrix 2015 Cloud Security Survey, hybrid cloud is the most widely used deployment model. However, the majority of companies feel that cloud is insecure because it lacks visibility into user activities, which increases the risk of unauthorized access (69% of organizations) and account hijacking (43%). Netwrix presents first ever hybrid cloud visibility solution for Office 365 to bring insight into access, security changes and actions and enable companies to detect threats and protect data regardless of its location.

Netwrix Auditor is an IT auditing software that delivers visibility into IT infrastructure changes and data access. Netwrix Auditor provides actionable audit data about who has access to what, any changes made, and when and where each change was made. This helps organizations prevent security breaches caused by insider attacks, pass compliance audits with far less effort and expense and keep tabs on what privileged users are doing in the environment.

The key features of Netwrix Auditor 8.0 include:

  • New application for Office 365 to strengthen the security of data in the cloud by auditing all changes to security settings and non-owner mailbox access in Microsoft Exchange Online.
  • File analysis to enable better information management decisions for unstructured data. New pre-defined reports allow users to detect excessive access rights, overexposed data, and suspiciously high numbers of reads, modifications and failed access attempts.
  • New applications for EMC, NetApp and Windows File Servers to expand visibility into changes and data access in storage appliances to detect insider threats and prevent breaches of unstructured data. New Netwrix Auditor for EMC supports EMC Isilon, as well as VNX and VNXe, and new Netwrix Auditor for NetApp supports the latest versions of Data ONTAP, including 8.3.2.
  • RESTful API to gain endless auditing and reporting capabilities, and integrate Netwrix Auditor with any existing on-premises or cloud-based application.
  • Virtual and cloud deployment options in addition to traditional on-premises deployment to meet various organizations’ needs and speed up time-to-value by getting Netwrix Auditor up and running in just 15 minutes.

"While the cloud does offer flexibility, cost and scalability benefits, issues related to privacy and security of sensitive data remain top concerns," said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix. "In light of the growing threats of data breaches, visibility into the cloud becomes a very important part of security guarantees and the best way to ensure data integrity. Awareness of who does what, when and where provides holistic data governance, empowers companies to mitigate risks of human factor and better control critical data no matter where this data is stored."

"Understanding user behavior has always been a challenge. In most cases there are separate solutions that are good for either traditional IT systems or cloud based, but what I really need is to see what is going on across my entire infrastructure from one place," said Jair Gomez Arias, MVP and owner of the educational portal JGAITPro. "It’s great that Netwrix has released Netwrix Auditor 8.0 that supports hybrid environment and allows to exploit cloud technology without increasing security risks."

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About Netwrix Corporation

Netwrix Corporation provides IT auditing software that delivers complete visibility into IT infrastructure changes and data access, including who changed what, when and where each change was made, and who has access to what. Over 150,000 IT departments worldwide rely on Netwrix to audit IT infrastructure changes and data access, prepare reports required for passing compliance audits, and increase the efficiency of IT operations. Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 70 industry awards and was 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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