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Change Auditor for SharePoint

Use this SharePoint security auditing tool to track, report and alert on changes. Get faster, easier and more secure SharePoint audit reports with Change Auditor for SharePoint, which audits changes for SharePoint, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Change Auditor creates detailed SharePoint audit reports by tracking, reporting and alerting on changes to SharePoint farms, servers, sites, users, permissions and more — all in real time. Change Auditor translates events into simple terms and stores SharePoint audit report data in one centralized and secure database. It also generates intelligent, in-depth reports to protect against policy violations, delivering the OneDrive for Business and SharePoint security auditing data you need to pass your next audit.
Manage SharePoint audit reports with Change Auditor for SharePoint
SharePoint security audit tool translates events into simple terms and stores data in one database.
Change Auditor translates events into simple terms and stores data in one centralized and secure database. It also generates intelligent, in-depth reports to protect against policy violations, delivering the SharePoint and OneDrive for Business reporting data you need to pass your next audit.

Key Benefits

Hybrid environment auditing

Get a single, correlated view of all SharePoint, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business activity whether on-prem or in the cloud.

Centralized SharePoint security auditing

Store audit data in one centralized and secure database, providing separation of duties (SoD) between SharePoint admins and security staff.

Server configuration auditing

Track changes to SharePoint server configurations and security changes involving users, permissions, farms, servers, lists and more.

SharePoint audit reports at-a-glance

Track user and administrator activity with detailed information for change events, plus original and current values for all changes.

Event filters

Narrow searches from multiple SharePoint sources by event type, user account and more, enabling administrators to pinpoint the source of issues.

Real-time alerts on the move

Send critical change and pattern alerts to email and mobile devices to prompt immediate action, even while you're not on site.

Integrated event forwarding

Integrate with SIEM solutions to forward Change Auditor events to Splunk, ArcSight or QRadar

Rapid reporting

Provides preconfigured and customizable reports that satisfy auditor requests so that administrators can get back to their regular jobs quickly.

Features

Quest InTrust integration

Integrate with Quest InTrust for 20:1 compressed event storage and centralized native or third-party log collection, parsing and analysis with alerting and automated response actions to suspicious events such as known ransomware attacks or fishy PowerShell commands.

Improved security insights

Correlate disparate IT data from numerous systems and devices into IT Security Search, an interactive search engine for fast security incident response and forensic analysis. Include user entitlements and activity, event trends, suspicious patterns and more with rich visualizations and event timelines.

Security timelines

View, highlight and filter change events and discover their relation to other security events in chronological order across your Microsoft environment for better forensic analysis and security incident response.

Related searches

Provide instant, one-click access to all information on the change you're viewing and all related events, such as what other changes came from specific users and workstations, eliminating additional guesswork and unknown security concerns.

AFV Beltrame Group

With Change Auditor, we achieved our goal of gaining complete and centralized visibility of security audit operations across the entire Group — including not just our on-premises Windows file servers and domain controllers but also our Office 365 services, such as mail, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

Mirco Destro CIO and IT Manager, AFV Beltrame Group Read Case Study

North Central Texas Council of Government

If high-severity events occur, Change Auditor alerts us by email, so we can can determine whether the change was made properly through our change management process or is a malicious act by a hacker.

Brett Ogletree Information Security Officer, North Central Texas Council of Government Read Case Study

Stevie Awards 2018 People’s Choice winner

In the 2018 Stevie Award’s People Choice awards, Change Auditor was voted best software and also won a Silver Stevie for best new product of 2018.

Specifications

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.

Processor

Quad core Intel® Core™ i7 equivalent or better

Memory

Minimum: 8 GB RAM or better

Recommended: 32 GB RAM or better

SQL Server

SQL databases supported up to the following versions:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance (PaaS) with SQL authentication or Azure Active Directory authentication

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.

Operating system

Installation platforms (x64) supported up to the following versions:

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

NOTE: Microsoft Windows Data Access Components (MDAC) must be enabled. (MDAC is part of the operating system and enabled by default.)

Coordinator software and configuration

For the best performance, Quest strongly recommends:

  • Install the Change Auditor coordinator on a dedicated member server.
  • The Change Auditor database should be configured on a separate, dedicated SQL server instance.

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:

  • The coordinator must have LDAP and GC connectivity to all domain controllers in the local domain and the forest root domain.
  • x64 version of Microsoft’s .NET 4.7.1
  • x64 version of Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) 6.0
  • x64 version of Microsoft SQLXML 4.0
Coordinator footprint
  • Estimated hard disk space used: 1 GB.
  • Coordinator RAM usage is highly dependent on the environment, number of agent connections, and event volume.
  • Estimated database size will vary depending on the number of agents deployed and audited events captured.

Additional Account Coordinator minimum permissions required, please see Change Auditor Installation Guide .

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