Change Auditor object protection is a lifesaver. I have it set up to prevent changes to the ACLs on certain directories on our file servers, as well as to protect all administrative accounts. We've had pen testers come in and be very surprised that they could not get past the Change Auditor object protection.Enterprise Administrator, Large Retail Chain Read Case Study
With Change Auditor in place, we have not only the continuous monitoring we need to ensure smooth business operations, but a historian that tracks exactly what happened. The GDPR requires tight response times, which are pivotal and compulsory, and Change Auditor enables us to achieve compliance.Mirco Destro CIO and IT Manager, AFV Beltrame Group Read Case Study
When something goes wrong, managers always ask IT for a report on what changed, and they need it now. Native tools didn’t enable us to respond to those requests quickly, especially since we are a limited IT staff. But with Change Auditor, we can start pulling up reports right away. That's really critical for us.John Eckard Server Team Manager, Howard County Read Case Study
There are specific system requirements for the Change Auditor coordinator (server-side), Change Auditor client (client-side), Change Auditor agent (server-side), and the Change Auditor workstation and web client (optional components). For a full list of system requirements and required permissions for all components and target systems that can be audited by Change Auditor please refer to the Change Auditor Installation Guide.
The Change Auditor coordinator is responsible for fulfilling client and agent requests and for generating alerts.
Quad core Intel® Core™ i7 equivalent or better
Minimum: 8 GB RAM or better
Recommended: 32 GB RAM or better
SQL databases supported up to the following versions:
NOTE: Performance may vary depending on network configuration, topology, and Azure SQL Managed Instance configuration.
NOTE: Change Auditor supports SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups, SQL Clusters, and databases that have row and page compression applied.
Installation platforms (x64) supported up to the following versions:
NOTE: Microsoft Windows Data Access Components (MDAC) must be enabled. (MDAC is part of the operating system and enabled by default.)
For the best performance, Quest strongly recommends:
NOTE: Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server is required when the Change Auditor database resides on Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure Active Directory authentication is selected.
NOTE: Do NOT pre-allocate a fixed size for the Change Auditor database.
In addition, the following software/configuration is required:
Additional Account Coordinator minimum permissions required, please see Change Auditor Installation Guide .