How to audit changes to Microsoft Skype for Business in Change Auditor for Skype for Business
Get complete visibility into how your communication environment is set up and enforced with a single solution. Change Auditor for Skype for Business audits, alerts and reports on administrator activity, security and configuration changes in real time. With its enterprise-wide visibility, it allows you to see how Skype for Business/Lync is configured and enforced so you can take a proactive management approach. By doing so, you can:
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.
Tracks critical Skype for Business/Lync changes made by administrators including adding, deleting or modifying user accounts, backend configurations and security settings. Provides detailed information on who, what, when, where and from which workstation for change events, plus original and current values for all changes.
Sends critical change and pattern alerts to email and mobile devices to prompt immediate action, enabling you to respond faster to threats even when you’re off-site.
Provides instant, one-click access to all information on the change you're viewing and all related events, eliminating guesswork and unknown security concerns.
Provides system visibility with comprehensive reports for best practices, such as infrastructure updates, administrator changes and user configurations.
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 or having to involve the administrator.
Enables the viewing, highlighting and filtering of change events and their relation to other events over time, resulting in better understanding of trends and events.
Enables searches from anywhere using a web browser, and creates targeted dashboard reports that provide upper management and auditors with access to the information they need quickly.
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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