To escape this monotony and ensure easy and quick SOX compliance, security administrators can use an automated log management solution that provides predefined reports.
EventLog Analyzer, a comprehensive log management solution, helps you comply with SOX Act Section 404: IT process controls. It collects, analyzes, correlates, and archives log data from sources across the network. Continuously monitoring log data with EventLog Analyzer will help ensure the security and integrity of confidential data.
Take a look at the reports EventLog Analyzer has to offer for meeting SOX compliance requirements:
|SOX requirements||Reports by EventLog Analyzer|
|Sec 302 (a) (4) (A), (C) & (D)|
|Sec 302 (a)(5)|
|Sec 302 (a)(6)|
SOX requirements (Sec 302 (a) (4) (A), (C) and (D)) state that any user access to the system must be recorded and monitored for possible abuse.
EventLog Analyzer continuously monitors the logon and logoff activities of users across the network. It provides premade reports for successful or failed logons and logoffs. It also alerts you in real time of any unauthorized access.
This solution allows you to monitor the access and activities of privileged users, as well.
EventLog Analyzer records all unsuccessful logon attempts on the network. It provides exhaustive information on logon failures such as who attempted to log on, the date and time of the occurrence, and more.
And that's not all. This solution also provides reports of the reasons for the logon failures (password expiry, bad user name, account lockouts, etc.) to give you in-depth visibility on the access attempts on your network.
Collecting and archiving log data in a central location is a compliance mandate because it facilitates forensic analysis and audit trail activities.
In addition to providing the detailed System Logs report, EventLog Analyzer also provides prebuilt reports on critical events such as audit log clearance by a specific user.
This solution also centrally collects, normalizes, and archives log data. It also enables you to perform log audit trails easily with its powerful, yet simple, search engine. Apart from the predefined Audit Log Access reports, you can also search the log data for any specific accesses and save the search results as a report or alert profile, which will notify you in real time when that type of access recurs.
To comply with SOX, it is essential to identify:
EventLog Analyzer provides a complete report on the object access (success or failure of access attempt, type of object, who performed the access attempt, from where, and when). The solution's file integrity monitoring feature also allows you to probe deeper into the access to confidential data.
Thankfully, EventLog Analyzer provides out of the box reports for all of the system events mentioned above.
EventLog Analyzer identifies successful or unsuccessful user account logon events, which are generated when a domain user account is authenticated on a domain controller. It also provides detailed information on the user account validation.
EventLog Analyzer provides predefined reports with exhaustive information regarding the connection, reconnection, and disconnection of terminal server sessions, which helps you track the host session status.
Tracking changes to the audit policy is much easier with EventLog Analyzer's on-the-fly reports on audit policy changes. These reports provide detailed information on any security level changes to the audit policies.
EventLog Analyzer tracks individual user actions with the Individual User Action report, which gives detailed information on the user's logon and logoff, session activities, access to a file or directory, and more. It also helps you monitor privileged user activities.
To ensure complete network security, it's important to monitor privileged user accounts and security configuration settings such as adding or removing a user account to an administrative group.
EventLog Analyzer provides predefined reports that help track all user and computer account management changes. This solution provides real-time email or SMS alerts for any critical security configuration changes, as well.
EventLog Analyzer continuously monitors and tracks the changes in security configuration settings at the user group level. It provides a premade report for user group-level changes such as addition and removal of global or local groups, members from a global or local group, and more.
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