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#1 for Change Auditing                                Simple, Efficient, AffordableTop 5 Critical Changes to Audit in Acti...
About NetWrix Corporation•   Founded in 2006 HQ located in New Jersey•   Philosophy - Simple, Efficient and Affordable•   ...
Agenda•   Challenges of auditing Active Directory•   Why auditing matters•   Consequences of audit failures•   Key audit r...
Challenges of auditing Active Directory• Event data can be complex and time consuming  to collect and manage• Native audit...
“It worked yesterday,                                            now it stoppedWhy auditing matters                       ...
Consequences of audit failures• Expensive outages• Administrators who are unaccountable for  their actions• Changes in sec...
Epic Audit FAIL• Large Global Oil Company  – Someone mistakenly deleted 2000 user accounts    because of a mistake in a sc...
Key audit requirements• Clearly show WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE  change detail with BEFORE and AFTER values• Coordinate detail...
Key audit requirements (continued)• Predefined reports that can be customized for  specific needs  – Critical to sustain C...
Top 5 Critical Active Directory Changes to Audit1. Privileged user activity2. Privileged group Membership changes3. Change...
Competitor’s Architecture                                                                        Deployment Console       ...
NetWrix Audit Platform ArchitectureCritical Systems                                                            Scalable St...
#1 for Change Auditing                       Simple, Efficient, AffordableDemonstration    #1 for Change Auditing    Simpl...
Others who chose NetWrix    Financial                                             Federal, State & Local Government    •  ...
NetWrix Suites                       All-in-One Suite      Change Reporter Suite                           IDM Suite Activ...
Protect your investment• Upgrade to any suite = 100% credit applied  from any prior license purchase• New product addition...
Next Steps…• Download a FREE TRIAL at www.netwrix.com  – Trial license is included with the download  – Support is provide...
#1 for Change Auditing                                Simple, Efficient, Affordable Thank you For more information visit w...
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Top 5 critical changes to audit for active directory

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Change auditing is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a secure and compliant IT infrastructure.

This webinar will help you understand why auditing is important, identify 10 most critical changes to audit and see how you can streamline your auditing using NetWrix Change Reporter Suite.

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    1. 1. #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, AffordableTop 5 Critical Changes to Audit in ActiveDirectoryWebinarBob Bobel, Director of Product ManagementE-mail: bob.bobel@netwrix.comTwitter: @rbobelLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/robertbobel #1 for Change Auditing Version 3 Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    2. 2. About NetWrix Corporation• Founded in 2006 HQ located in New Jersey• Philosophy - Simple, Efficient and Affordable• Global customer base of approximately 6000• As of 2011 approximately 6M licenses sold• Focused on Auditing with an R&D to staff ratio 3:1• Offices in North America, UK and APACJ• Microsoft Gold Certified Partner #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    3. 3. Agenda• Challenges of auditing Active Directory• Why auditing matters• Consequences of audit failures• Key audit requirements• Top 5 Critical Active Directory Changes to Audit• Demonstration• Why NetWrix?• Questions #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    4. 4. Challenges of auditing Active Directory• Event data can be complex and time consuming to collect and manage• Native audit logs lack key information and is often confusing• Native tools don’t provide point-in-time or configuration reporting• Most 3rd-Party utilities have heavy deployments require scary OS level drivers or agents #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    5. 5. “It worked yesterday, now it stoppedWhy auditing matters working”• Native tools are not enough• Security problems go unidentified• Material findings during audits• Compliance failures• Delays in troubleshooting and issues go unresolved• Clarify who is making changes to “my” system #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    6. 6. Consequences of audit failures• Expensive outages• Administrators who are unaccountable for their actions• Changes in security settings that may have unexpected consequences• Intellectual Property or data theft• Fines for violations of compliance requirements - PCI, SOX, HIPAA, etc. #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    7. 7. Epic Audit FAIL• Large Global Oil Company – Someone mistakenly deleted 2000 user accounts because of a mistake in a script – Monday morning, people couldn’t logon• Insurance firm saw a spike in expenses – People could access expense XLS files after they were submitted #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    8. 8. Key audit requirements• Clearly show WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE change detail with BEFORE and AFTER values• Coordinate details from multiple sources for a complete picture (single-source = less detail)• Flexible Reporting and Filtering (no log noise)• Automated Reporting and Analysis• No dangerous agents or drivers #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    9. 9. Key audit requirements (continued)• Predefined reports that can be customized for specific needs – Critical to sustain Compliance, Security or Access Governance needs• Centralized securable storage for short and long-term analysis and reporting• Enterprise Scalability #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    10. 10. Top 5 Critical Active Directory Changes to Audit1. Privileged user activity2. Privileged group Membership changes3. Changes to Security Delegation4. Structural changes to Active Directory5. Changes to Group Policy Security Settings #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    11. 11. Competitor’s Architecture Deployment Console Events from Agent Management Console Critical Systems Install, Update, Repair & Un-install Collection Custom Required OS Agent SQL Analyze Alert Events databaseAgent side issues Reporting in• BSOD when OS Updates Separate Product• Agent stops you loose data #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    12. 12. NetWrix Audit Platform ArchitectureCritical Systems Scalable Storage Native Events AuditAssurance™ 4W Database with AuditArchive™ before & after Configuration AuditIntelligence™Permissions or Access Rights Analyze Report Alert AD Rollback #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    13. 13. #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, AffordableDemonstration #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    14. 14. Others who chose NetWrix Financial Federal, State & Local Government • ING Direct • Columbia University • Forex Capital Markets • Bureau of National Affairs • Berkshire Hathaway • State of Maine • Zurich Financial Services • NYC Dept. of Transportation • Thomson Reuters • US District Court, SDNY • Fiserv • Massachusetts Port Authority • Alaska State Legislature Healthcare & Pharmaceutical • Columbia University• Vertex Pharmaceuticals • Verizon Business Systems• Blue Cross of Idaho • Black & Decker• Berkeley National Laboratory • Universal NBC• National Institute of Health (NIH) • US Military Academy• Massachusetts General Hospital• WebMD #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    15. 15. NetWrix Suites All-in-One Suite Change Reporter Suite IDM Suite Active Directory SharePoint Password Manager Object Restore SQL Server Password Expiration Group Policy Windows Server Notifier Exchange VMware Logon Reporter Mailbox Access Event Log Manager Inactive Users Tracker File Servers Activity Recorder NetApp & EMC FREE Trials at www.netwrix.com #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    16. 16. Protect your investment• Upgrade to any suite = 100% credit applied from any prior license purchase• New product additions to suites are provided to you at no charge so long as support and maintenance fees are current #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    17. 17. Next Steps…• Download a FREE TRIAL at www.netwrix.com – Trial license is included with the download – Support is provided during trial period• Virtual POC – Virtual TestDrive™ is available in some areas – Online server allows you to quickly understand the incredible value of our software #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    18. 18. #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable Thank you For more information visit www.netwrix.comBob Bobel, Director of Product ManagementE-mail: bob.bobel@netwrix.comTwitter: @rbobelLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/robertbobel #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
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