If there is an unauthorized change or access event, for instance, to a piece of Office 365 SharePoint Online content, such as files or documents in a document library, you need to be the first one to know about it, so you can ensure nothing threatens your critical data. The native tools can help you improve your data security and compliance posture by enabling you to configure auditing and monitor user and admin activities to spot suspicious actions. However, they don’t provide you with comprehensive, detailed SharePoint Online audit log reports that could expedite issue identification and remediation and help you pass compliance audits.
With the built-in Site Collection Administration, you can configure SharePoint audit settings to collect a SharePoint audit trail, and then either export the collected audit data into an Excel report or view SharePoint Online audit log reports in the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center. But be prepared to manually sift through the data to spot any deviations from normal behavior. As a result, the chances that an attack will slip under your radar are pretty high, because you’ll need to search hard for details and put the pieces of the puzzle together. Here are additional limitations of native audit log reports that often get in the way of timely issue identification and remediation:
Netwrix Auditor for Office 365 makes it far easier to stay on top of activity across your Office 365 environment. This comprehensive enterprise solution collects and analyzes SharePoint Online audit logs, Exchange Online logs and OneDrive for Business logs, and then converts this data into useful security intelligence and delivers it to you in detailed, easy-to-read reports. With Netwrix Auditor, you will: