Top 10 critical changes to audit in your it infrastructure

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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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  • AuditAssurance™ technology consolidates the audit data from multiple independent sources (event logs, configuration snapshots, change history records, etc.), and therefore is able to detect a change even if one or more of the sources does not contain all the required data. AuditIntelligence™ technology transforms raw audit data into meaningful and actionable intelligence to drive security and compliance efforts and delivers human-readable reports designed with administrators and auditors in mind to paint the most complete picture.
  • Top 10 critical changes to audit in your it infrastructure

    1. 1. #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable Top 10 Critical Changes to Audit in Your IT InfrastructureBob Bobel, Director of Product ManagementE-mail: bob.bobel@netwrix.comTwitter: @rbobelLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/robertbobel #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    2. 2. Agenda• Understand WHY you need to audit• Define key audit requirements• Identify the 10 most critical changes to audit• Introduction to NetWrix Change Reporter Suite• Demonstration• Why NetWrix?• Questions #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    3. 3. Why you need to Audit• Security - Changes in security settings may have unexpected consequences• Unauthorized Access - Prevention of Data theft, files and email• Troubleshooting - it worked before, what happened?• Root Cause Analysis - The system is broken, what lead to this?• Admin Activity & Delegation Permissions- Hold all Admins accountable• Change Control Management• Compliance - PCI, SOX, HIPAA, etc. #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    4. 4. Solution Requirements1. Automated collection2. Use of diverse audit data sources (single-source = less detail)3. Filtering and consolidation (no log noise)4. Centralized securable storage for short and long- term5. Flexible Reporting6. Shows 4Ws: (WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE)7. Shows BEFORE and AFTER detail clearly #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    5. 5. Solution Requirements (continued)• Centralized secure auditing• Simply and efficiently display key WHO, WHAT, WHEN and WHERE changes details with both BEFORE and AFTER values• Efficient sort term and long term storage of audit & configuration data• Enterprise Scalability #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    6. 6. Solution Requirements (continued)• Predefined reports (Not offered natively)• Compliance-ready reports• Report customization• Report subscriptions• Simple to read output #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    7. 7. Top-10 Critical Changes and Activities1. Active Directory: Group Memberships2. Group Policy: Password Policy3. Exchange: Message store4. Mailbox access by non-owners5. Windows Server: Local Users and Groups6. File Servers: Access Attempts and Changes7. SQL: Security and roles8. Router and Firewall changes9. Virtual environment changes10. User Logon/Logoff Activity #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    8. 8. Introducing…NetWrix Change Reporter SuiteUnified Auditing for Key IT Systems• Simple – Easy to use, installs in minutes & built on NetWrix Change Reporter AAA platform• Efficient - lightweight architecture without dangerous agents or OS level drivers• Affordable - modular and part of the NetWrix Enterprise Suite #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    9. 9. Features and BenefitsAudit data we collect AuditAssurance™• Configuration• Native Events• OtherScalable Storage• The Backbone of reporting• Normalized the 4W details of Who, What, When and Where across systems and applications AuditIntellegence™• Searchable and supports custom reports #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    10. 10. Features and BenefitsAnalysis & Reporting• Pre-built reports many designed from customer feedback• View on-screen, over the Web, Export in various formats & subscriptions for automation• Clearly displays 4W detail Who, What, When and Where• Uses Microsoft SQL Reporting Services #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    11. 11. Features and BenefitsAuditArchive™• Configurable Retention Policy – Store years of data, competitors may only store months of data• Can be accessed when needed for historical purposes (import) #1 for Change Auditing Simple, Efficient, Affordable
    12. 12. NetWrix AAA Platform Technology• AuditAssurance™ technology consolidates audit data from multiple independent sources, filling-in key details not present in any single source.• AuditIntelligence™ technology provides a complete audit picture by transforming raw audit data into meaningful and actionable intelligence.• AuditArchive™ technology provides long-term archiving, making your data available for historical reporting and forensics analysis. #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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