Netwrix Auditor for
SharePoint

Complete visibility into what’s going on across your
SharePoint Online and on-premises SharePoint environment

No need to deploy the product

Insightful SharePoint Online and on-premises SharePoint Auditing

Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint delivers security intelligence about what’s going on across your SharePoint Online and on-premises SharePoint environments in a unified way. Get detailed information about who has access to what; document reads; changes to your farm configuration, groups, sites, permissions and content; and the sensitive data you store (in conjunction with Netwrix Data Classification). That way, you can mitigate the risk of data leaks, keep your business operations highly available and streamline IT compliance.

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Empower you to protect sensitive data by providing information about what types of critical data you have, where it is located, who has access to this data and how it’s used. The reports work only in conjunction with Netwrix Data Classification.

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Enables you to quickly find out how exactly permissions were granted and identify broken inheritance across your cloud-based and on-premises SharePoint environments, so you can create a more manageable and secure IT infrastructure.

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Gives you detailed, actionable information about every change across your SharePoint environment: which particular user made each change, when and where it happened, and exactly what was changed, with the before and after values.

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Reports on who viewed which SharePoint documents and lists and when each read event occurred, so you can make sure that specific sites or libraries containing sensitive data are accessed only by authorized personnel.

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Keeps you current on the changes and access events you deem most critical, such as permission changes made to privileged groups, modifications of audit settings or attempts to read a sensitive document.

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Provides out-of-the-box reports mapped to PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR and many other regulatory compliance standards, so you can easily prove to auditors that your internal controls are aligned with security best practices.

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Makes it easy to quickly determine the root cause of an operational issue or investigate a security incident. For example, you can quickly see who modified site settings or deleted a confidential document library from SharePoint.

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Delivers advanced security monitoring by pinpointing subtle indicators of threats to the security of your on-premises and cloud-based SharePoint, such as activity outside of business hours or the creation of potentially harmful files on your SharePoint sites.

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Detailed reports and overview dashboards

Automates SharePoint reporting with predefined reports and high-level dashboards that offer drill-down, filtering, sorting and exporting capabilities. Subscribe to them to have this information emailed to you on time/date schedule you prefer.

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Provides a single view of all anomalous activity alerts triggered by an individual across your whole IT infrastructure, so you can detect malicious insiders and compromised accounts in a timely manner and respond before it's too late.

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Automated incident response

Enables you to automate response to common and anticipated incidents by embedding scripts in alerts, so you can ensure a prompt response while staying focused on more important tasks.

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Non-intrusive architecture

Performs the collection of SharePoint audit data without the use of any intrusive services, so it doesn’t degrade SharePoint Server performance or cause any downtime.

Audit SharePoint Online and on-prem SharePoint to strengthen security and ensure business continuity

Neither native SharePoint auditing nor the Office 365 Admin Center provide a complete picture of what’s going on across your hybrid environment. Moreover, you’ll have to spend long hours on crawling through different types of audit logs to dig out the root cause of a security incident, investigate the cause of downtime, or prepare audit log reports for auditors. Most third-party SharePoint auditing tools can’t adequately address all of these needs, either. Netwrix Auditor can.

Audit access rights to minimize the risk of data leaks

If users have excessive permissions to critical data on your Microsoft SharePoint Server or SharePoint Online, their actions — accidental or deliberate — can lead to a data leak. Regularly review and analyze Netwrix Auditor’s reports on SharePoint permissions to make sure everyone has the right level of access rights and critical data is not overexposed, so you can prevent data breaches and compliance violations.

Respond to security incidents faster with advanced alerting

Improper changes to site collection audit settings, list items, permissions, or site collection administration often go unnoticed until the organization discovers a breach, fails a compliance audit or experiences downtime. Netwrix Auditor provides customizable alerts along with its comprehensive SharePoint auditing and reporting, so you know about critical changes in time to respond effectively.

Slash incident investigation and response time

Instead of manually checking cryptic audit log data or switching through endless Office 365 reports, use the SharePoint auditing tool from Netwrix any time you need to quickly determine who has done what with your sites, lists, libraries, content types or permissions. Easily configure custom reports based on your search criteria to stay informed about similar activity in the future.

Streamline compliance audits with comprehensive SharePoint audit log reports

Netwrix Auditor in conjunction with Netwrix Data Classification makes it easier to prove your compliance with the requirements of PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR and other compliance standards by identifying the types of regulating data you store and helping you ensure that no suspicious activity that can threaten that data, such as privilege escalations or failed read attempts, slip under your radar. By storing all regulatory compliance records in one place for as long as you need, you’ll minimize your records management headaches once and for all.

Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint

Learn more about how Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint helps organizations just like yours simplify SharePoint auditing and streamline regulatory compliance.

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Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint

Learn how Netwrix Data Classification empowers you to locate critical data and focus your auditing efforts in accordance with its value or sensitivity.

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“Netwrix Auditor is a great product that helps us secure large amounts of sensitive data, such as students’ health records and their parents’ financial information. We can seamlessly track user activity, ensure conformance to security policies and investigate incidents.”
Hans Gierens, IT Manager,
Catholic College Sale

Deploy Netwrix Auditor wherever you need it

On Premises

Download a free 20-day trial of Netwrix Auditor and deploy it on Microsoft Windows Server.

Virtual

Download our virtual appliance and start using Netwrix Auditor without having to provision any hardware or software.

Tracking SharePoint Configuration, Permissions and Content Changes with Netwrix Auditor

Microsoft SharePoint helps organizations improve their effectiveness by streamlining both data access and data management. Staying on top of changes to SharePoint site collections, configuration, security settings, document libraries and list items is crucial to the security of sensitive content and the continuity of business operations. Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint tracks changes and read access events to detect suspicious activity, and enables you to easily view detailed information about any action, including the creation, deletion or modification of critical SharePoint content. This pervasive visibility into SharePoint activity helps you minimize the risk of data compromise and operational setbacks.

Complete SharePoint Monitoring with Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint

Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint complements Microsoft SharePoint monitoring by detecting, preserving and reporting on all changes to the configuration of SharePoint farms, permissions, user content and other resources, as well as all read access events. It provides extensive details, so you can easily determine who viewed which data, who changed what, when and where each event happened, and the before and after values for each change. The solution provides easy-to-read predefined reports and dashboards, along with report subscriptions, interactive search through audit data and a cost-effective two-tiered (SQL Server database + file-based) storage.

Monitoring Changes to SharePoint Permissions to Minimize the Risk of a Breach

Proper SharePoint governance requires controlling user access to each site and its contents. Whenever any change is made to permissions — whether permissions to sites, lists or data were modified, or a new member was added to a SharePoint group — you need to be alerted, because improper changes can threaten your data security. For efficient permissions management, you need visibility into permissions and how they change. Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint delivers actionable intelligence, including SharePoint permissions reports that you can view at any time to determine which users gained access to your sites and whether their permissions are appropriate.

Exceeding the Native SharePoint Audit Log with Netwrix Auditor

Does your organization rely on SharePoint to store and manage critical information? If so, to ensure data security and system availability, you need to keep a close eye on all access events as well as all changes to configuration, list items, library documents, permissions and more. To view audit log data, you can configure the native SharePoint audit log in Site Collection Administration. However, SharePoint audit log reports come in a hard-to-read Excel format and don’t enable you easily identify and scrutinize suspicious activity. Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint, on the other hand, delivers actionable intelligence enriched with valuable insights, so you can quickly spot abnormal actions and drill down to investigate them, thereby minimizing the risk of attacks or insider misuse going undetected.

Passing HIPAA Audits with Less Effort and Expense with Netwrix Auditor

More and more healthcare organizations are using SharePoint to streamline their business processes and organize their data. However, they must ensure that their SharePoint environments meet HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance requirements for storing and processing patient electronic protected health information (ePHI). Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint enables you to make and keep your SharePoint HIPAA compliant. The solution addresses HITECH and HIPAA security requirements by helping you validate that your critical assets are secure and mitigating the risk of a breach with notifications on insider and outside threats — while also slashing audit preparation time and costs.

Efficient SharePoint Reporting to Shield Your Sensitive Assets

Do you have peace of mind when it comes to security of your SharePoint data? Misuse or exfiltration of sensitive data, whether it’s business-related data or personal information belonging to your employees or your customers, can result in a costly breach and harm your organization’s reputation. Therefore, ensuring SharePoint data security and compliance is essential. Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint delivers easy-to-read, detailed SharePoint reports so you can stay on top of what’s going on across your SharePoint sites and spot unauthorized attempts to access your sensitive assets before it’s too late.

Maintaining SharePoint Compliance with Netwrix Auditor

While Microsoft SharePoint fuels collaboration and content sharing across your organization, you should always keep in mind that some of this content might be highly sensitive. To minimize the risk of a breach and prove your compliance with regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA and GLBA, you need to have efficient records management, data loss prevention (DLP) and data access governance strategies in place. Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint helps you streamline SharePoint compliance by delivering reliable compliance features, such as predefined compliance reports, report subscriptions and full-featured interactive search. Now you can slash audit preparation time by 50% and address any auditor’s question within minutes while shielding your critical information from outsider and insider threats.

Ensure the Security of Your SharePoint Environment by Staying on Top of Suspicious Activity

Securing the sensitive data stored in Microsoft SharePoint Server is an important task for IT teams. To strengthen the security of your SharePoint site collections, you need to be able to quickly spot, investigate and remediate any suspicious change to your farms, web applications, sites, lists, list items and documents — especially SharePoint permissions changes. While native audit log reports can provide you with some information about changes to your site collections, they do not deliver any capabilities to help you spot malicious activity in its early stages or get to the root cause of an incident. Netwrix Auditor, on the other hand, enables you to stay on top of suspicious activity easily. Prebuilt and custom SharePoint security reports and other features enable you to quickly spot problems and determine the root cause, so you can respond promptly and prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.

Secure business-critical data with auditing of OneDrive

OneDrive for Business has been widely adopted by organizations that need a way for employees to store business-related files, access them at any time from anywhere, and share them with other employees. As a result, it often contains business-critical data that needs to be secured. With OneDrive for Business auditing and reporting, you can tighten control over user and admin activities and ensure security and data integrity. OneDrive for Business is a part of the Office 365 suite, which also includes SharePoint Online, Azure Active Directory and other hosted services. Its activity record is stored in the native audit log, which is available in the Office 365 management console. However, native auditing and reporting has important limitations that can hinder your security initiatives. Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint is a comprehensive solution that helps you tighten control over changes and access to data stored in OneDrive for Business.                         

Streamlined SharePoint Online auditing to spot and block emerging data security risks with Office 365

Are you worried you might miss critical changes that could put your SharePoint Online data at risk? To shield your sensitive assets better, you need to audit SharePoint Online activity. With ready-to-use SharePoint Online reports at your fingertips, you can be sure that you will be the first one to know about changes to your sites, configuration and permissions, as well as any unauthorized read access, so you can quickly block threats, ensure 24/7 system availability and pass compliance checks.                         

Exceeding the native SharePoint Online audit log with Netwrix Auditor

When your organization relies on SharePoint Online to store its data, any admin activities performed in error or without proper authorization can wreak havoc, resulting in system unavailability, data breaches, and major security and compliance failures. To minimize this risk, you need to properly configure your audit settings to stay on top of suspicious changes and access events that would otherwise go unnoticed. To view audit log reports, you can choose the hard way and use Site Collection Administration capabilities. Or you choose the simple path and allow Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint to take care of it. With Netwrix Auditor, you get actionable security intelligence enriched with insights, including all details about the SharePoint Online audit log, so you can quickly identify abnormal actions and respond before they cause real damage.