PowerBroker Auditor for File System:
Change Control and Compliance Reporting
Audit, alert and report on Windows file system access faster and with greater detail than native file system auditing.
Real-Time Auditing and Security Compliance for Windows File System
PowerBroker Auditor for Windows File Systems enables organizations to protect critical business resources and intellectual property by tightening security and control over Windows file systems. 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, 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
“The PowerBroker Management Suite is a formidable set of tools for administrators dealing with Microsoft-centric technologies.”KuppingerCole
- Real-time Centralized File System Auditing and Alerting Reduces Risk
- Audit, alert and report on all changes made to files, folders and shares 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 Windows 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 Windows 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 Windows 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.
- 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.
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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PowerBroker Management Suite
PowerBroker Auditor for File System is part of the PowerBroker Management Suite, which provides centralized real-time change auditing for Active Directory, File Servers, Exchange, and SQL, the ability to restore Active Directory objects or attributes, and helps to establish and enforce entitlements across the Windows infrastructure. Through simpler administration, IT organizations can mitigate the risks of unwanted changes and better understand user activity to meet compliance requirements.
Audit the who, what, where and when of changes in Active Directory, Exchange, File Systems and SQL, and alert to those changes, providing real-time visibility to address potential compliance concerns
Provide rollback and restore of any Active Directory changes or deletions, and backup and restore of Group Policy, protecting the business from downtime
Deliver entitlement reporting, ensuring that users have access to the resources – and only those resources – they need to do their jobs
Extend throughout the Microsoft infrastructure, providing more capabilities than native tools and a unified view of changes across Exchange, Windows File Server, and SQL environments
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.Get the details