Netwrix Freeware Helps to Prevent Inside Jobs

By   Information Security Buzz Editorial Staff
Chief Editor , Information Security Buzz | Apr 01, 2015 03:55 am PST

Netwrix strengthens internal security and eliminates privilege abuse with reporting on who has access to what

1 April 2015: Netwrix has announced the release of its Netwrix Effective Permissions Reporting Tool, a freeware solution designed to monitor privileged accounts by reporting on effective permissions in Active Directory and file shares.

Netwrix Effective Permissions Reporting Tool helps IT professionals to see who has access to what, assess the performance of their security policies and detect insider misuse at an early stage to minimise the risk of data breaches.

“While there’s no doubt that these actors [employees] are a force to be reckoned with, insiders—current and former personnel, in particular—have become the most-cited culprits of cybercrime,” states The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015 by PwC. “In the 2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey, we found that almost one third of respondents said insider crimes are more costly or damaging than incidents perpetrated by outsiders. Yet many companies do not have an insider-threat program in place, and are therefore not prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to internal threats.”

The Netwrix Effective Permissions Reporting Tool collects individual employee or group permissions for accessing data across Active Directory domain or file servers. It also helps to detect excessive permissions and in the case of malicious activity, allows drilling down into effective permission details for rapid investigation, thus preventing privilege abuse. The reports made by Netwrix Effective Permissions Reporting Tool are valuable for both internal and compliance audits.

“Granting access rights to sensitive data is an inevitable need that allows employees to perform their duties, but unfortunately, the human factor has always been one of the weakest links in the chain of cyber security,”

said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix.

“Strengthening IT security is a question of both trust and control. Malicious insiders are very hard to detect, which is why they are a nightmare for any organisation. The release of Netwrix Effective Permissions Reporting Tool makes the challenge of preventing an inside job much easier, and being freeware it is available for any company, no matter what size they are and how tight their IT security budget is.”

For more details about Netwrix Effective Permissions Reporting Tool, please visit here.

About Netwrix Corporation

Netwrinetwrix-logo-headerx Corporation, the #1 provider of change and configuration auditing solutions, delivers complete visibility into who did what, when and where across the entire IT infrastructure. This strengthens security, streamlines compliance and optimizes operations. Founded in 2006, Netwrix is named to the Inc. 5000 list and Deloitte Technology Fast 500. Netwrix software is used by 160,000 users worldwide.