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PowerBroker Auditor for File System:
Change Control and Compliance Reporting

Audit, alert and report on Windows file system and NetApp access faster and with greater detail than native file system auditing.

Real-Time Auditing and Security Compliance for Windows File System and NetApp

PowerBroker Auditor for File Systems enables organizations to protect critical business resources and intellectual property by tightening security and control over Windows file systems and NetApp Filers. Centralized auditing, alerting and reporting capabilities on all key share, file, and folder changes help administrators instantly know the "who, what, where and when" for every access and change event – including before and after values –  and schedule reports for data owners to show them who is accessing and modifying their data.

  • Monitor and review changes to important file system resources – including attributes such as file create, delete, update, and modify - tightening security and audit procedures
  • Comply with regulatory mandates such as GLBA, SOX, HIPAA and PCI through consistent auditing and reporting
  • Receive notification of inappropriate modifications
  • Reduce manual effort associated with security and compliance reporting
  • Drill down to reveal rights history through integration into PowerBroker Privilege Explorer for File System
  • Examine access changes to resources not only as the result of file security changes, but also as the result of changing group memberships through integration with PowerBroker Auditor for Active Directory
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Real-time Centralized File System Auditing and Alerting Reduces Risk
Audit, alert and report on all changes made to files, folders and shares in Windows and NetApp in real time without relying on difficult and cumbersome native event logs. Centralized, real-time auditing – including before and after values – helps to quickly identify changes that can impact the security of data and systems.
Empower Data Owners to Lower Costs
Reduce the administration of shares and drives by getting the intelligence on data access into the hands of data owners. Interactive analysis reports provide insight to help make better decisions.
Integration Across the Windows Environment Speeds Compliance
PowerBroker Auditor for File Systems is part of a suite of auditing and recovery solutions that track and alert on changes across the Windows environment – from Active Directory and Exchange, to File System and SQL Server. This "single pane of glass" approach enables administrators to quickly meet compliance needs.
Simplify Forensics With View of File Access Rights, Changes & Activity
Integration with PowerBroker Privilege Explorer for File Systems reveals rights history for users, while integration with PowerBroker Auditor for Active Directory examines access changes to resources. Together with PowerBroker Auditor for File Systems, administrators have a complete picture of file access privileges, changes, and activity in a single solution.

FILE SYSTEM AUDITING & ALERTING

  • Reduce incident response times: Track the who, what, where and when" for all file system access and change events – in real time – to a centralized auditing database.
  • NetApp auditing: Ensure the security, compliance and control of NetApp files and folders by auditing, reporting and alerting on all changes in real time. Specific attributes audited include file create, delete, update, and modify.
  • Simplify migrations: Identifies file resources not updated or accessed to facilitate data cleanup to reduce cost or prepare for migrations.

COMPLIANCE & REPORTING

  • Comply: Accelerates compliance with regulations (HIPAA, SOX, PCI, GLBA and more) by capturing file system change activity in centralized auditing database.
  • Before/after value tracking: Provide before and after values for security and property changes for easier troubleshooting.
  • Streamline processes: Reduce the manual labor costs associated with security and compliance reporting.

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PowerBroker Auditor for File System

PowerBroker Auditor for File System

Download this overview document containing capabilities, highlights and competitive advantages of PowerBroker Auditor for File System. PowerBroker Auditor for File System helps drive compliance by providing real-time file and folder changes. Without the overhead associated with native auditing, PowerBroker Auditor for File System can audit, report, and alert on changes that impact your file server security. This powerful solution monitors the file system in real-time, tracking the “WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN” for every captured change.

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KuppingerCole Executive View: BeyondTrust PowerBroker Auditor Suite

KuppingerCole Executive View: BeyondTrust PowerBroker Auditor Suite

Read KuppingerCole's latest analysis of BeyondTrust's PowerBroker Management Suite. A veteran player in the PxM market with a comprehensive and flexible product portfolio, BeyondTrust is a vendor you can rely on, and their PowerBroker Auditor product line is a formidable set of tools, both as a standalone solution or as a part of an integrated platform.

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PowerBroker Management Suite Version 4.0 New and Updated Features

PowerBroker Management Suite Version 4.0 New and Updated Features

Find version 4.0 new features detailed in this document. New features include NetApp auditing, a web console for improved usability, GPO auditing for deeper change management and additional translation of events and changes.

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LICENSE EXCHANGE PROGRAM FOR QUEST®/DELL & NETIQ CUSTOMERS

License exchange program for Quest®/Dell & NetIQ customers

BeyondTrust will offer current Quest/Dell (which includes former NetPro) and NetIQ licensees the opportunity to exchange their auditing, recovery, and event log management software licenses for BeyondTrust PowerBroker Auditor licenses on a seat-for-seat basis.

If you’ve had enough of high license fees, big maintenance charges, and low productivity, the BeyondTrust License Exchange Program was designed with you in mind. It makes upgrading to a superior Active Directory security and compliance product fast, easy and very affordable.

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