Using LepideAuditor to Meet FISMA Standards
Even if NIST framework is in place, it can still be quite difficult for an organization to ensure that their IT security standards comply with FISMA regulations. The best way to do this is through a stringent IT auditing strategy. Native Auditing through the Event Viewer suffers from numerous drawbacks; and using it can often take an inordinate amount of time to track a single user action. LepideAuditor, however, audits multiple server components; including Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, Exchange Server, SharePoint, SQL Server, Windows File Server, NetApp Filer, Office 365 and Dropbox. Our solution audits permissions and configuration changes across all these components and provides you with reports directly relevant to the specific standards required by FISMA.
Audit Changes in Password Policies
Passwords are crucial to maintaining IT security in the environment. Organizations define password policies through domain-wide Group Policy Objects. Any unexpected changes in these policies can weaken IT security and allow users an opportunity to violate security standards. LepideAuditor audits every change in Group Policy Objects, including password policies, and sends real-time alerts through email, or push notifications to the LepideAuditor App, when any such critical changes are detected.
Audit Changes in Logon/Logoff Policies
Logon/logoff policies define the rules of user logons and logoffs. These policies are crucial to maintaining the security of IT infrastructure. Any sudden change to these policies can potentially be damaging, so FISMA requires you to keep track of them. LepideAuditor monitors all changes in the logon/logoff policies and records them in pre-defined reports. You can configure settings to receive real-time alerts through email or notifications to the LepideAuditor App. You can restore the entire Group Policy Object to its original state with a few clicks.
Changes in Group Memberships
Mostly the permissions to users are assigned through groups in Active Directory, Exchange Server, SQL Sever and SharePoint. Any change in group memberships will modify the permissions held by a particular user – and this can result in inappropriate or unauthorized levels of privilege. LepideAuditor monitors every change in the group memberships and highlights them in pre-defined reports.
Changes in Account Lockout Policies
If a user has made multiple failed attempts to logon at a computer, as per security standards, that user account should be locked out immediately as there could be foul play. The provision to lock a user account is applied through the Group Policy Object, and any change in that policy may give privileges to an intruder to use multiple password combinations to login from a trusted account. LepideAuditor continuously monitors the changes made in user account policies and alerts on them in real-time. Once notified, you can use LepideAuditor itself to restore the state of Group Policy to its original one.
LepideAuditor is simple to install and setup and is an easy-to-use solution for auditing your IT environment.
LepideAuditor takes the strain out of change auditing and regulatory compliance with one of the most comprehensive solutions on the market.
IT Security Guru
It’s rare to find a solution which covers a such a wide range of auditing services, but ‘LepideAuditor’ is one of those rare exceptions.
Active Directory Lead
LepideAuditor is one of the most simple to use and feature-packed security suite for Microsoft-based environments. If you fear security breach, this is one of the most essential security perimeters.
LepideAuditor is an excellent audit solution. It gives IT teams complete information about what’s happening in the IT systems, the health of their servers and backup history.
The LepideAuditor is an invaluable toolset for any System Admin to audit Active Directory, Group Policy and Exchange server changes.
I really enjoyed the way LepideAuditor performs to audit the changes made to Active Directory and Group Policy Objects. I will certainly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an easy-to-use third party auditor.
LepideAuditor is highly recommended as it not only meets all requirements for Active Directory and Group Policy change auditing but also it is easy and friendly to use.
Roberto Di Lello
LepideAuditor is an excellent auditing solution. Some key features of the solution are compliance reports, health monitoring, alerts/notifications and the backup/restore functionality.
LepideAuditor honored as Gold winner in the 12th Annual 2016 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards® in ‘Auditing’
LepideAuditor is a solid product that will likely do a good job for anyone who wants to know what administrative actions are being taken in their organization.
LepideAuditor received a gold certification in data loss prevention.
❝ LepideAuditor has brilliant search capabilities and was easy to use from the perspective of a non-technical end user – highly recommend it.❞
❝ LepideAuditor provided us with complete visibility over what was happening in our IT environment in a simple, cost-effective and scalable way.❞
❝ We're very pleased with how much more insight LepideAuditor gave us and impressed with the attentive customer service they provided.❞
❝ LepideAuditor takes the strain out of change auditing and regulatory compliance with one of the most comprehensive solutions on the market. ❞
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