Netwrix has announced the release of an Effective Permissions Reporting Tool, a freeware solution designed to monitor privileged accounts by reporting on effective permissions in Active Directory and file shares.
The company said that the tool helps 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.
It collects individual employee or group permissions for accessing data across Active Directory domain or file servers and 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.
Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix, said: “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.
“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.”