The Power of SharePoint Auditing with Change Auditor for SharePoint
Change Auditor for SharePoint enables faster, easier and more secure Microsoft® SharePoint®, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business auditing. It tracks, audits, reports and alerts on changes to SharePoint farms, servers, sites, users, permissions and more — all in real time.
Change Auditor for SharePoint 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.
Stores audit data in one centralized and secure database, providing the necessary separation of duties (SoD) between SharePoint administrators and security staff tasked with monitoring.
Audit SharePoint, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business environments. Change Auditor provides a single, correlated view of activity across these hybrid environments, ensuring visibility of all changes taking place in your environment whether on-premises or in the cloud.
Tracks changes to SharePoint server configurations and security changes that involve SharePoint users, permissions, farms, servers, site collections, lists and documents, which protects against system performance issues and unwanted security gaps.
Tracks user and administrator activity with detailed information including who, what, when, where, which workstation–and why for change events, plus original and current values for all changes.
Narrows searches from multiple SharePoint farms, servers and sites by event type, data range, user account and objects, enabling administrators to quickly pinpoint the source of the problem while eliminating the “noise” from safe, routine events.
Correlate disparate IT data from numerous systems and devices into 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.
Provides 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.
Provides preconfigured and customizable reports that satisfy auditor requests so that administrators can get back to their regular jobs quickly.
Easily integrate with SIEM solutions to forward Change Auditor events to Splunk, HP Arcsight or IBM QRadar. Additionally, Change Auditor integrates with Quest InTrust for long-term 20:1 compressed event storage and aggregation of native or third-party logs to reduce storage costs on SIEM forwarding and create a highly-compressed log repository.
Configures access so auditors can run searches and reports without making any configuration changes to the application, and without requiring the assistance and time of the administrator.
Sends critical change and pattern alerts to email and mobile devices to prompt immediate action, enabling you to respond faster to threats even while you're not on site.
Enables the viewing, highlighting and filtering of change events and the relation of other events over the course of time in chronological order across your Windows environment for better understanding and forensic analysis of those events and trends.
Searches from anywhere using a web browser and creates targeted dashboard reports to provide upper management and auditors with access to the information they need without having to understand architecture or administration.
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: Change Auditor supports SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Clusters.
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: 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 .
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