FISMA Compliance Software
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. Lepide, 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.
Ensure users aren’t accessing data related to FISMA unless they require that access to perform their job role.
Monitor and alert on all user behavior relating to data that falls under FISMA compliance regulations.
Numerous pre-defined reports tailored to meet some of the more stringent auditing aspects of FISMA compliance.
Lepide is trusted and used by thousands or organizations across the globe to secure data and meet compliance.
Lepide is straightforward to use and effective right off the bat. Plus, the level of patience, attentiveness and technical knowhow is far beyond most support and sales teams I’ve seen before.
While price was a factor, we ultimately chose Lepide as they were able to offer us threat response, and a way of separating out reporting duties to a web console.
Lepide is a perfect fit for our IT Security and Compliance requirements. It helps us cut out a lot of wasted time and money and now we know we can be compliant with industry standards.
How We Help Meet FISMA Compliance Requirements
- 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. Lepide audits every change in Group Policy Objects, including password policies, and sends real-time alerts through email, or push notifications to the Lepide Mobile 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. Lepide 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 Lepide Mobile App. You can restore the entire Group Policy Object to its original state with a few clicks.
- Changes in Group MembershipsMostly 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. Lepide 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. Lepide continuously monitors the changes made in user account policies and alerts on them in real-time. Once notified, you can use Lepide itself to restore the state of Group Policy to its original one.