About Netwrix Auditor
Gain complete visibility and control over IT infrastructure changes and configurations
Eliminates sifting through several event logs to find the relevant information. Allows easy investigation into changes not authorized or a failed system.
I also wish it was installed without a web component that I need to worry about patching.
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A good product for the money
Comments: We have been quite happy with Netwrix and staff are starting to rely on it for detailed auditing.
Netwrix Auditor is a good product that audits all of the items we need to audit. It will audit file servers, database server, Active Directory Servers, SharePoint servers and a whole lot more. We use it for all of these items and the price did not go up because we added more machine types.
Netwrix can be a bit finicky at times. We have has it stop auditing a server because the configuration on the server was changed. It took a bit of work with support for them to realize that it shouldn't have stopped due to the configuration change and once they figured that out, they fixed the problem. Once we got the auditing to start, it picked up all of the items it missed while it wasn't auditing, so we lost nothing.
Great Website, Slick Interface. Awful Support
Comments: IT reported the technical support was responsive, but my experience with customer support was very negative. I had several instances of emails going unanswered, sometimes but not always because my contact left the company and our account was never handed over appropriately.
The website trial shows off the features of the software while also teaching how to perform a user access audit. The user interface is very clean, user-friendly, intuitive, and snappy. The software comes with a lot of explanations for the built-in reports to help users understand what the report is used for. The software also makes it really easy to monitor the organization, with alerts for unacceptable actions or for unusual behavior above thresholds.
Our IT department spent a long time working on getting some of the features and reports working, with some success, but many reports and features were never fixed after a whole year of working with support. Apparently Netwrix support was responsive, but their fixes often failed to work.
Netwrix auditor does what is needs to but watch out for hidden cost
Comments: Started off ok, but when the extra bill came and rude sales guy started in we were more than happy to turn this off. We moved to a fully managed SOC.
I liked I could get reports on who made changes to everything on my domain. I knew when someone adjusted a group policy, created a user, or made a change in SQL.
We set this up to monitor employees only. We did not want to monitor students or service accounts because of the extra cost. The count on the user side showed 2000+ and we were not licensed. I opened a support ticket with the company and was told not to worry about it because it would just not monitor any user because of the license. I didn't like the answer, but it was still monitoring so much more. Then a year later I was hit with a huge bill because we had 2000+ people being monitored. We decided to just turn of the service.
Netwix Auditor Program is the best overall in features, performance and price despite it's stepback.
Comments: Using Netwrix Auditor is good overall, and I can recommend it to be a valuable product that would save you much time in monitoring your server, treats, alerts and reports.
Netwrix Auditor is one of the best preforming program overall, it is user friendly and easy to understand and it is advance in treat detection and aid in our IT overall protection.It has numerous upscaling features that make it stand out above other similar products.It is inexpensive and will give you value for your money.
I realized that it is not easy to use, more time would require to understand how to set it up properly.when running, it show error sometimes that is not understandable.
For admins only - but powerful if you know how to use it
Comments: It was a steep learning curve to configure and initially use. There was good help from customer service but still quite painful. But it is usefull and required now that it is up and running.
IT's very powerful. It adds so much usefull functionality to the existing windows auditing that it can really manage the servers/office3365 ect well form a security/compliance/auditing point of view.
It's difficult to configure. It can be offputting to those who are not technical. Not really for smaller businesses.
If you are held to a number of regulatory governances, Netwrix Auditor is for you
Comments: If ever anyone is requiring a software that will audit their systems, I immediately recommend Netwrix because of the community presence (I have dealt with them primarily on the Spiceworks forums), and their amazing canned reports.
The amount of data you can collect about security events, group changes, object moves and deletions, system and file access (and much more) is astounding, especially considering the price. If I need to track something new that I wasn't thinking of when I bought this software, I only need to dig a little and there's something there already for me to utilize. The variety of things we can monitor from a system level is fantastic too. Windows domains, file servers, Office 365, VMWare, SharePoint, SQL and more...each type of audit task yields the same types of reports as the other. Easy color coding for quick visual assessment. Setting up is a cinch. The documentation has just about everything you'll need to get running, and the knowledgebase handles all the extra gotchas that you may run into if you have a temperamental environment :) Probably one of my favorite things about Netwrix Auditor: no-nonsense licensing.
I think that the UI change from the prior major version to the new was the most jarring. I suspect it wouldn't have been as difficult to understand had I started with the newest UI.
Great tool for network visibility
Comments: I find visibility to be one of the greatest tools as a network manager. Netwrix gives me the ability to monitor file actions as well as account actions that may tip me off to a security breach on the network. Or, if an employee wants to know the exact reason a file went missing I am able to query Netwrix and provide an exact answer, even a screen capture of the event in progress if I wanted. With customizable notifications I am able to get on the spot information when specific events occur, like somebody attempting to log into a Domain Administrator's account without authorization. Though a little expensive, it is better to have the security Netwrix auditor provides than to allow a network breach go unnoticed until it is too late.
Easy to setup monitor AD, Logs, Events, etc customizable notifications visibility into files, Group Policy, Active Directory, Office 365, Azure, etc advanced features that help track down file actions, like screen captures or recordings of the actual event
The interface is sluggish can cause some network interference if not tuned properly cost
Great Tool for Sys Admins
Comments: Overall, I am extremely satisfied in this product for the features and function that save time. Having this tool has provided value several times over since installation several years ago, and the proof is in the pudding. It works and provides valuable insight into system health and the WHO, WHAT, WHEN and WHERE.
Easily identify the 4 W's: Who, what, when, where. Eliminates sifting through several event logs to find the relevant information. Allows easy investigation into changes not authorized or a failed system. Alerts easy to setup for notifications of items you need to know about.
Occasionally, services fail and don't stop, so monitoring the service doesn't tell you that there is a problem until it is too late. No preventative as I would like.
Comments: After getting the system up and running it has been a great tool for being proactive when monitoring our environment. The automated reports work great.
Automation!! Set it and forget it. Once you set up the items you want to monitor, you have the ability to shift your focus to other important items and then be alerted when the criteria matches your rules.
A little complicated to get things working at first.
Great product, easy to use & helps with GDPR compliance
Comments: Netwrix saves me time not having to go through continuous logs. I can just run reports on demand and review the scheduled reports. It also ensures helps to manage permissions and AD accounts. Netwrix saves me quite a bit of time on a weekly basis.
Consolidates logs, easy to access reports on AD/file server changes. You are also able to set up alerts for account lockouts, failed logins and more. Netwrix can also help detect ransomware by reporting on bulk file changes (thankfully this isn't an issue for us). The application is easy to set up and navigate.
Whilst the modular approach is great for price/budgeting, it's a shame you can't trial the different modules for 30/60/90 days before making a decision on which modules to implement.
A lot of features at a good price.
Comments: It has been used to show my company does take securing sensitive information seriously.
Netwrix Auditor audits a lot of different products such as SQL Server, Windows Servers, Active Directory and NetApp file servers. It is very consistent in its runs and produces reports and alerts that our US government clients fully accept. It has helped my company receive numerous accreditation for performing auditing properly.
It can be difficult to configure and sometimes fails during a heavy load. Although it may fail every now and then, it will go back and gather the information it missed in the last run and get backup to date on the audits.
An Auditor's best friend.
Comments: It performs a multitude of different Auditing tasks for us, making PCI and SOX compliance much simpler.
It just works. Set it up once, and the daily/weekly jobs run without any further effort. We have our reports sent to our ticketing system, making the daily review a breeze.
Reporting filters can be a little confusing to use at times, and customization options are limited, requiring editing config files rather than within the GUI.
Highly resourceful tool
Ease of Use, depth of visibility to AD changes, realtime SMS alert and password change notification alert. Above listed requirements and key reasons why the tool is resourceful to Howard's team.
Task scheduler failure (sometimes) and interpretation of forwarded logs to SIEM. There are few items that can be improved upon to maximize resourcefulness.
One good solution for security.
Comments: Overall my experience has been good. It has helped save our bacon.
Allows you to setup email notifications to help keep your network and infrastructure secure. Works very well.
Cost. Is a little pricey for what you get. The overall product works well and is worth the money for what it provides.
The Product does exactly what is described and we haven't had any issues. Very happy with it!
Comments: Benefits of saving time with the password reminder. It was so good that we recommended it to a giant healthcare industry company.
Always works. Extremely easy to use! You set it and forget it for what we are using it for. When I have to go back to it I actually remember where things are which shows that it has great design.
Now we can find out and monitored Administrative changes in our domain.
Comments: Able to monitored administrative changes happening in our domain.
I like Data collection method about this software. Summary change audit reports are good which save time to generate report and check.
Upgraded versions having complex reporting module which creates problem while generating any reports.
Comments: You can't go wrong with Netwrix Auditor! It is a good products among a line of good products.
I like that I have can a "one-stop shop" for all my auditing needs. Very easy to use and the support folks are great!
That I had to remove the old version - which was a big pain.
Very easy to use! Real deal!
Comments: Was able to meet auditing needs and compliance issues.
It catches things that you need to catch! You can set it and forget or you can generate all kinds of reports.
Sometimes it is a little slow at getting the reports to pull - it gets what I need but would like to be faster.
Easy to set up and configure - we use it for password expiration notices
I wouldn't say we have any cons - might not be as full featured as some other tools, but its easy, quick and very inexpensive
We purchased Netwrix after looking at many other options for auditing as required by clients.
Easy to use and setup, support is great and very responsive. Cost was a huge factor but I do not feel that we lost any capability by choosing Netwrix over other solutions. Having Netwrix reports and information has helped us greatly with client audits. Takes away some of the concern about activity in our systems as I'm alerted immediately or daily.
Still learning some settings and trying to find the time to dedicate to learn all of the information that is available to me.
SYSTEM ADMINS AUDIT TOOL
Comments: Overall great experience and we are using it on daily basis.
Very easy to implement and support is readily available online. Integrat with Microsoft products and Windows.
Linux machines can't be aduited with it and SAP is also not covered, only Microsoft softwares supoorted.
Easy to setup and easy to use. Gets the right information easily
Comments: Easily able to monitor changes to our AD environment
Simplicity of the product. Pre canned reports. Alerting of various changes such as group memberships etc. API availability.
There are no simple options available to customize existing reports beyond the fields exposed in the console.
Easy audit and detection
Comments: This software is helping us to be prepared for any audit that may come unexpectedly. I really appreciate the daily emailed reports as well.
This software makes it possible to track file access and changes.
There isn't really anything I don;t like about this software.
i have a complete knowledge of what is happening in my Infra
Comments: complete knowledge of what is happening in network infra
it helps you with the various reports which helps you to track events in infra. able to record admin activity on server. alerts on some important events
Need more flexibility in terms of email alerts exclusion of specific systems from alerts. need real time dashboard atleast for domain changes which can be monitored on screen
Netwrix for Credit Unions
Comments: Visibility and a single pane of glass for auditing
Ease of use Reliability Licensing model works well for our needs
Support often is a lengthy process. Once reached they are helpful.