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Netwrix Extends Auditing Visibility to SharePoint

Netwrix gives SharePoint admins complete control over all changes that may impact compliance, security and service availability

23 May 2014 - Netwrix has announced the release of Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint, a comprehensive SharePoint auditing solution that provides complete visibility into what is happening across the SharePoint infrastructure. Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint tracks changes made to SharePoint configurations, user content and permissions, helping IT departments to streamline compliance, strengthen security and simplify root-cause analysis.

SharePoint has become a popular business application for storing data, sharing content and powering websites. For many organisations, it is the core of their collaboration strategy, increasing productivity, managing content and powering internal communications. However, Microsoft SharePoint's infrastructure is prone to accidental and malicious changes, and native SharePoint auditing does not provide complete information about these changes or make auditing information easy to manage. For this reason, SharePoint administrators need to turn to third-party solutions to gain control over changes so that they are not at risk of being out of compliance with regulatory requirements, exposed to security threats or in jeopardy of service disruption.

"If you're using SharePoint intensively, you'll need partners to supplement it," said Forrester Research in the research report, SharePoint Enters Its Awkward Teenage Years. "We consistently see that satisfied customers incorporate third parties into their plans to maximize their capabilities."

The new Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint is a comprehensive SharePoint auditing solution that provides complete visibility into all SharePoint changes. With Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint, organisations are able to:

  • Get visibility into SharePoint farm configurations and security changes, including modifications of permissions and permission inheritance, SharePoint group membership, permission levels and security policies.

  • Report on creation, deletion and modification of any SharePoint content, including sites, lists and libraries, folders, documents and list items.

  • Know all details about who changed what, when and where, including before and after values for all changes, and originating workstation.

  • Start auditing in just hours, not days - with out-of-the-box reports.

  • Correlate SharePoint changes with any changes happening in other types of systems, such as Active Directory, Windows Server, SQL databases and more.

"Netwrix gives me exactly what I've been looking for in SharePoint Auditing," said Wayne Orr, SharePoint Architect, Transplace, a leading third-party logistics company. "The ability to drill all the way down to see changes in permissions at the document level was a huge win for my company. Also, having the ability to view the reports in a browser was greatly appreciated. No more emailing audit logs for us!"

"By exclusively focusing on delivering complete visibility into what is happening across IT infrastructures, Netwrix aims to become the de facto standard for change and configuration auditing," said Michael Fimin, CEO of Netwrix. "This new Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint release is a bold step towards achieving this goal."

Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint is available now and is licensed per enabled Active Directory user.

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About Netwrix Corporation
Netwrix Corporation is the #1 provider of change and configuration auditing software, offering the most simple, efficient and affordable IT infrastructure auditing solutions with the broadest coverage of audited systems and applications available today. Founded in 2006, Netwrix software is used by more than 160,000 organizations worldwide and is ranked in the Top 100 US software companies in the 2013 Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500. For more information, visit


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