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Netwrix Auditor

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What is Netwrix Auditor?

Netwrix Auditor is designed to enable auditing of the broadest variety of IT systems, including Active Directory, Exchange, file servers, SharePoint, SQL Server, VMware and Windows Server. It also supports monitoring of privileged user activity in all other systems. According to…

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What is Netwrix Auditor?

Netwrix Auditor is designed to enable auditing of the broadest variety of IT systems, including Active Directory, Exchange, file servers, SharePoint, SQL Server, VMware and Windows Server. It also supports monitoring of privileged user activity in all other systems. According to the…

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Product Details

What is Netwrix Auditor?

Netwrix Auditor is designed to enable auditing of the broadest variety of IT systems, including Active Directory, Exchange, file servers, SharePoint, SQL Server, VMware and Windows Server. It also supports monitoring of privileged user activity in all other systems.

According to the vendor, Netwrix Auditor eliminates these blind spots by delivering complete visibility into all changes to system configurations, content and permissions across the IT infrastructure. Moreover, Netwrix Auditor alerts organizations to changes that violate corporate security policies, enabling users to proactively detect suspicious user activity and prevent breaches.

Netwrix Auditor Features

  • Supported: Change Auditing of IT Systems
  • Supported: Configuration Auditing
  • Supported: Access Auditing

Netwrix Auditor Screenshots

Screenshot of Full visibility into changes to critical IT systemsScreenshot of Out-of-the-box Compliance ReportsScreenshot of Customized Reports On-Demand and Easy Data Search

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Netwrix Auditor Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesUSA, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, India, Belguim, Russia
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Russian, Italian

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Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Netwrix Auditor are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Netwrix Auditor has been widely used by various organizations to address a range of IT auditing and compliance needs. Many users have found it helpful in monitoring and identifying suspicious activity, generating comprehensive reports, and providing immediate response capabilities for incident management. For example, small organizations have benefited from Netwrix Auditor's ability to monitor failed logins, expiring passwords, and Windows file server activity, giving them peace of mind and enabling them to respond promptly to security threats. Additionally, companies have utilized the software to audit multiple systems including file servers, SQL servers, web servers, SharePoint servers, and Active Directory. This ensures access compliance and helps identify user file access patterns. The program is also being used by infrastructure departments to monitor changes to files, password updates, database changes, and GPO changes while accurately reporting on access to ITAR files. Furthermore, organizations have leveraged Netwrix Auditor for compliance reporting and analysis of activities in their domain, enabling greater insights into trends and occurrences across the entire organization. By utilizing this software solution, ICT departments can ensure compliance and housekeeping of servers by auditing system administrators' work. Likewise, IT departments have found value in conducting IT access rights audits with Netwrix Auditor as it provides visibility into network access while preventing unauthorized activity. The product is also employed by IS Access and IS Server Support teams to track changes for auditors, allowing visibility into modifications made to the internal AD. Moreover, organizations have utilized Netwrix Auditor to audit network accounts and gain visibility into AD modifications for compliance purposes and yearly tech audits. Beyond compliance needs, a law enforcement agency has used the software solution to prove the chain of custody of related files on file servers. Additionally, businesses have found Netwrix Auditor helpful in GDPR and ISO 27001 compliance analysis as it simplifies the detection and remediation of potential issues related to data protection regulations. For security departments within different organizations, Netwrix Auditor has been a valuable tool for tracking specific changes and addressing security problems, such as login failures and changes to user privileges. Research and innovation-focused organizations have also benefited from this product, as it ensures the security and confidentiality of information data while maintaining accessibility across branches. Furthermore, Netwrix Auditor has played a vital role in helping IS security teams monitor and manage changes to AD security setup, simplifying tasks, automating alerts, and increasing understanding of change within the AD environment. Lastly, users have leveraged the software to inspect technology environments comprehensively by generating alerts and daily reports on servers, network switches, locked accounts, file-level accesses, and more. Additionally, Netwrix Auditor logs user logins and sends email alerts for AD changes, providing users with timely notifications and ensuring transparency in the auditing process. With its robust features and capabilities, Netwrix Auditor has become an indispensable tool for organizations across various industries seeking to enhance their IT auditing practices. By offering comprehensive visibility into system activities, accurate reporting, and compliance monitoring, the software enables users to proactively address security threats, maintain regulatory compliance, and ensure the integrity of their IT infrastructure. Whether it's for small organizations looking for peace of mind or larger enterprises needing advanced auditing solutions, Netwrix Auditor proves to be a versatile and valuable asset in achieving effective IT governance.

Helpful Notifications: Several users have found Netwrix Auditor's ability to send warnings to users about expiring passwords and notifications for multiple failed logons to be helpful in preventing lockouts, spotting suspicious activity, and assisting with password changes.

Flexible Customization: Many reviewers appreciate the flexibility provided by Netwrix Auditor's 'Search' function, which allows them to create custom notifications and reports. This feature enables users to monitor specific events and set up email reports tailored to their needs.

Useful Alerts: Users highly value the alerts provided by Netwrix Auditor as they aid in identifying account lockouts, uncovering firewall issues, and offering insights into various aspects of the environment. The alerts are seen as a valuable tool for monitoring and maintaining system security effectively.

User Interface: Some users have expressed that the user interface of the Collector service could be improved to make it more intuitive and less overwhelming. They suggest that certain elements should be better organized and labeled clearly, as they currently find it confusing to navigate through the interface.

Technical Support: Several reviewers have mentioned experiencing slow response times from technical support when reporting issues with Netwrix Auditor. This has resulted in frustration and delays in problem resolution for these users. Prompt assistance is expected, especially for critical issues requiring immediate attention.

Documentation and Training: Users have raised concerns about the lack of comprehensive internal documentation and training materials provided by Netwrix. They feel that more detailed instructions, including videos and guides, would greatly help them learn how to effectively use Netwrix Auditor and maximize its potential within their organizations.

Based on user feedback, the following recommendations have been made for using Netwrix Auditor:

  • Use the virtual appliance option for quick deployment of Netwrix Auditor.
  • Get professional services to help set up Netwrix Auditor for data governance.
  • Plan and clean up Active Directory prior to implementing Netwrix Auditor for better system integration.
  • Understand how the audit trail works for Oracle databases before using Netwrix Auditor for Oracle DB auditing.
  • Install Netwrix on a dedicated server and configure reporting and alerts for maximum benefit.
  • Try out the free version of Netwrix first before purchasing.
  • Gain further insight and operate more efficiently with automated, canned, and customized reports in Netwrix Auditor.
  • Start with the trial version of Netwrix to ensure it meets all needs and supports the creation of custom reports.
  • Take advantage of the full featured trial license of Netwrix to learn about the product and its potential use case.
  • Implement Netwrix Auditor as an auditing tool, emphasizing its affordability.
  • Avoid using Netwrix Auditor if frequent server reboots are not desired and be aware that some users have found the GUI difficult to use.

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May 06, 2022

Netwrix Necessity

Luke Kuhlow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Have not actively compared another product against Netwrix, as Netwrix has performed well for our organization. No further investigation or products were offered to be evaluated alongside Netwrix. It has been used in our organization longer than I have worked for this company. It is one of those programs that just works and has been easy to upgrade over the years, so no other products have come to light.
Robert Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)
More lightweight and easier to deploy across the organization the reporting is hands-down above what SCCM can deliver even with PowerShell scripting. The value in the software is quickly realized once the installation is complete and you have the visibility into the active directory environment that you without the PowerShell scripting that is required with SCCM
Kyle Michelli, CIA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I tried a demo of a competing software, whose name escapes me, and was completely lost. I didn't know how to find anything or how to use it if I did. Their support documentation didn't help very much either. That's why I appreciated the guidance Netwrix provides on usage and value of their product.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I find Netwrix Auditor to be more useful when reviewing security events. It works faster, is easier to gather information from, and easier to get help with support from issues. The only thing I prefer about Security Events Manger from Solarwinds is that they provide more training on their product. With additional training on Netwrix, users could get a lot more out of the product.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Netwrix Auditor is a visibility and governance platform that allows you to monitor changes, configurations and access in IT infrastructure of important IT infrastructure components such as Active Directory, event logs, Exchange, Office 365, SQL Server, and others. Apart from that - what’s wonderful about this tool is that you can view before/after snapshots of your managed data. For instance, you can view Group Policy data as it existed before one of your colleagues made some blocking edits to the domain policy.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
This was using its logs e.g IIS logs and loading them to Log Parser. Netwrix Auditor has all the audit tools you need, there are no fetching logs somewhere and loading to it manually. The reporting is robust and you can see an executive summary of risks in your environment in one screen. The software is modular which means you can add other systems e.g Sharepoint, SQL Server, etc as systems you want to monitor and have a one-stop-shop software for your organization without having disparate systems to audit other software packages.
Glenn Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
As I mentioned previously, we used to use Varonis to audit our NetApp file servers. Varonis did perform the data collection on the NetApp file servers, but the cost was almost twice that of Netwrix Auditor and it was only auditing the NetApp File server. For one price, we have Netwrix Auditor auditing our Windows servers, SQL Server server, NetApp file servers, Windows file servers, Active Directory servers and many more. We haven't done it yet, but it can also audit Windows Exchange servers.
Matt Rogers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We evaluated SolarWinds Log & Event Manager as well as SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager. In the end, it came down to the features and ease of use. While Netwrix Auditor has some slight shortcomings when it comes to intuitiveness, we found it better in that regard than SolarWinds' solutions. My supervisor and I were both certain that Netwrix Auditor was superior. We also had a better experience with customer support in general. They are always very friendly and knowledgeable. Any time we have something we want this software to do that we can't figure out, Netwrix customer support is there and will patiently work with you to achieve your auditing goals.
December 01, 2017

Netwrix Saves Time

Jon Gabriel Bolland II | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Solar Winds
I can only compare it to SolarWinds. Their similar products have larger foot prints and seem a little clumsy in comparison. The Netwrix product turns on a lot of the auditing options that were required for the product to work properly where it seemed I had to do a lot of manual tweeking with the SolarWinds product.
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