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

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 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 Auditor for Active Directory
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"Auditor product line is indeed a formidable set of tools, both as a standalone solution for Microsoft-centric companies and as a part of an integrated platform for heterogeneous environments."

KuppingerCole Executive View: BeyondTrust Auditor Suite

Real-Time Centralized File System Auditing and Alerting

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 and simplified event translation – helps to quickly identify changes that can impact the security of data and systems.

Integration Across the Windows Environment

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.

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.

Simplify Forensics

Integration with Privilege Explorer for File Systems reveals rights history for users, while integration with Auditor for Active Directory examines access changes to resources. Together with Auditor for File Systems, administrators have a complete picture of file access privileges, changes, and activity in a single solution.

Benefits of File System Change Control and Compliance Reporting

File System Auditing and 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.

Audit event translation: Enable less technical users to understand what activity has occurred while still maintaining the advanced details that administrators require.

Customize alerting: Design HTML templates or plain text email notifications, and simplify the appending, replacing or removing of recipients to alert notifications.

Intelligent search: Allow administrators or auditors to filter what they are looking for based on a user-friendly description of the change activity.

User preferences: Increase usability and enable a consistent experience for users with more than a dozen customization preferences – from colorblind options to column order.

Compliance and 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 – with simple English translation – for easier troubleshooting.

Streamline processes: Reduce the manual labor costs associated with security and compliance reporting.