Netwrix Auditor Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Netwrix Auditor

Ease the burden of IT auditing

4.49/5 (135 reviews)

Netwrix Auditor overview

What is Netwrix Auditor?

Netwrix Auditor is a visibility platform that enables control over changes, configurations and access in hybrid IT environments and eliminates the stress of your next compliance audit. Monitor all changes across your on-prem and cloud systems, including AD, Windows Server, file storage, databases, Exchange, VMware and more. Simplify your reporting and inventory routines. Regularly review your identity and access configurations, and easily verify that they match a known good state.

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United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom

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Netwrix Auditor reviews

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Glenn Jones

A good product for the money

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

We have been quite happy with Netwrix and staff are starting to rely on it for detailed auditing.

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anthony Jarrett

Netwrix Auditor (AD, File, Windows Server, Logon Activity Auditing)

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

My Company has been using Netwrix since 2013, and it has been great for us. We love the reports that it generates around our Active Directory, Exchange, Windows Servers etc., including the alerts that we subscribe to for delivery. We've also used the Audit reports for our Auditing request, which we can produce in minutes with Netwrix, which used to take us days to put together. We've also used as a training tool to teach helpdesk level personnel, as it helped us capture errors that were done in Active Directory (and reverted back with the nifty Rollback feature), and that allowed us to customize training for an new employees while working in Active Directory. Wading through event viewer events is no fun and very tedious, enter Netwrix that makes much more efficient, as you can build reports on a specific object and/or date range. I can’t tell you how many times we've used it to trace a lockout of a user and where exactly the user was being locked out from - incredibly helpful, as this occurs with regularity. Netwrix has been absolutely brilliant for us, it's auditing, alerting and reporting capabilities has been and continues to be of great use for my Company. I must also give kudos to the Netwrix helpdesk, as there are very knowledgeable and have assisted successfully on numerous occasions. Highly recommend Netwrix for any company that’s looking to audit their internal systems, with great reporting and alerting for all your critical and non-critical systems.

Pros
Ease of installation and usage, Reporting, alerts, etc.

Cons
I noticed that the new version of Netwrix tends to eat up a lot more hardrive disk space, but this is due to fine tuning Audit. Without proper tuning, it will easily eat up 100GB - which is what I experienced.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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James Mountain

Netwrix auditor does what is needs to but watch out for hidden cost

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-21
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Dan Christy

Netwrix Elevates Your Security Posture

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

My experience with Netwrix has been awesome. It is easy to start up and get going, but you can do an endless amount of things with it as your environment and/or your policies change.

Pros
The visibility, insight, alerting, reporting and response time it gives you to watch and respond to security events in your environment.

Cons
It is very expensive. They get you with the entry price then jack up the price at renewal.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

If you are held to a number of regulatory governances, Netwrix Auditor is for you

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-24
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Netwrix Auditor pricing

Pricing options
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Netwrix Auditor features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Auditing
Monitoring
Permission Management
Third Party Integration

Access Control (137 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (100 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (144 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (98 other apps)
Compliance Management (102 other apps)
Data Import/Export (128 other apps)
Data Visualization (95 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (108 other apps)
Real Time Data (96 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (115 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (137 other apps)
User Management (88 other apps)
Workflow Management (123 other apps)

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Additional information for Netwrix Auditor

Key features of Netwrix Auditor

  • Active Directory auditing
  • Active Directory change rollback
  • Activity logging
  • Activity monitoring
  • Audit trail
  • Auditing
  • Azure AD auditing
  • Blind spot analysis
  • CJIS compliance
  • Change auditing
  • Compliance auditing
  • Custom reports
  • Data classification
  • Data discovery
  • Data protection
  • Employee activity trend tracking
  • Enterprise overview dashboards
  • Exchange Auditing
  • FERPA compliance
  • FISMA compliance
  • FISMA/NIST800-53 compliance
  • File servers auditing
  • GDPR compliance
  • GLBA compliance
  • HIPAA compliance
  • ISO/IEC 27001 compliance
  • Interactive search
  • NERC CIP compliance
  • Network devices auditing
  • Office 365 auditing
  • Oracle Database auditing
  • PCI DSS compliance
  • Permission management
  • RESTful API
  • Records management
  • Risk alerts
  • Risk assessment
  • Role-based access control
  • SOX compliance
  • SQL Server auditing
  • Secure data storage
  • Security analytics
  • Security audit & compliance reports
  • Security auditing
  • SharePoint auditing
  • Third party integrations
  • Threat pattern investigation
  • User activity video recording
  • VMware auditing
  • Windows Server auditing
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Benefits

Netwrix Auditor supports auditing on a broad range of IT systems such as Active Directory, Office 365, Windows file servers, Oracle DB, VMware, Windows Server, and more.

Users can detect unauthorized actions using alerts, dashboards and detailed change or data access reports.

Netwrix Auditor facilitates user activity monitoring, granting users visibility into all critical system activity. By monitoring and logging actions, users can stay alert to to any abnormal changes or suspicious log-ons within the IT infrastructure.

Users can utilize Netwrix Auditor’s RESTful API to add-on integrations with applications such as Splunk, Cisco network devices and Amazon Web Services, and to create their own integrations.

Netwrix Auditor serves to enhance user productivity with automation tools, allowing users to automate previously manual change auditing and reporting tasks.