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Windows Security Auditing
What data can I get?
Netwrix Auditor simplifies regular Windows Server auditing by providing detailed reports on configuration status and any deviations from your known good baseline, such as outdated antivirus tools or harmful software. Remediate these IT risks in accordance with server management best practices.
How can I use this data?
Being alerted about a specific event or when a threshold is exceeded is not always enough, since some threats are more complex, comprising multiple actions over a longer period of time. To notice such anomalies, Netwrix Auditor provides a single view of all anomalous activity alerts triggered by an individual across all audited systems, along with their cumulative risk score. This makes you more informed and ensures no threat actors go unnoticed.
What if there were changes made to file share permissions or the Local Administrators group, or new software was installed? Such scenarios deserve attention and a proper investigation how it happened. Netwrix Auditor’s Interactive Search makes it easier to find answers to specific questions and get to the root of an incident. Moreover, you can create custom alerts based on your search requests and be notified about similar incidents in the future.
Keep privileged users and other users with broad data access rights under close surveillance. Monitor their activity in any system or application, even if it doesn’t produce any logs. Use video recording technology and get notified anytime a user does something outside of their scope of activity.
What else do I get with Netwrix Auditor
for Windows Server?
A RESTful API enables you to integrate various applications with the Netwrix Auditor platform. As a result, you can gain a single-pane-of-glass view into what’s happening in your IT infrastructure and networks, and have the entire audit trail available from one place. Free, ready-to-use add-ons are available for most common apps, including SIEM solutions.
Netwrix Auditor helps you automate response to basic management tasks and anticipated incidents so you don’t have to handle them manually. For example, a user is generating multiple failed logon events, you can embed a script into alerts to automatically block that user. This functionality enables you to react faster and stay focused on more important tasks.
Archiving the Windows Server audit trail for a long period is essential for some investigations and is required by some compliance requirements. With Netwrix Auditor, you can store your audit trail in a two-tiered (file-based + SQL database), cost-effective storage for more than 10 years, while enabling easy, secure access to the archived data for historic reviews and inquiries.
To make sure that your Windows Server auditing process is secure, Netwrix Auditor allows you to granularly assign the appropriate access rights to IT administrators or business teams based on their need to know. This critical feature facilitates productivity while ensuring strict adherence to the least-privilege principle.
Find out how Netwrix Auditor for Windows Server can help you detect security threats, pass compliance checks with less effort, and improve the productivity of your IT teams.