This is a preparation blog post before I travel to Boston for Tech Field Day 11. You can find more information about Tech Field Day, the other presenters, and the other delegates here on the TFD website.
Disclosure: TFD are paying my airfare and accommodation to attend TFD11. I’m sure there will be gifts and catering from the presenters and TFD while we’re there. Everything I write about what I learn at TFD will be my opinion and will not be reviewed by TFD or the presenters. There is also no obligation or expectation that I will write about any or all of the presenters.
Netwrix seem to have a single product family which is their Auditor platform. The platform includes audit components for on premises like NetApp & EMC storage, Exchange, SharePoint, VMware and Active Directory. It also includes auditing for Office 365 and these same applications when deployed on Azure. I am expecting that this includes SQL Azure and the SharePoint component of Office 365. The auditing appears to have reporting for compliance for a number of regimes like PCI DSS, HIPPA and SOX.
I haven’t done a lot of work in audit and compliance-heavy industries for a while, so don’t have a lot of thoughts on this. My main thought is that it looks like a nice hybrid cloud audit & compliance tool. We will definitely need more high-level management tools that unify hybrid cloud environments for companies. I did see that Netwrix recently made their auditor product available through the AWS marketplace. I didn’t see AWS listed on the front page of the Netwrix site, but there is a plugin available. I’m interested to see whether this integrates information from AWS own CloudTrail audit product. Netwrix audit products are heavily Microsoft-centric, so Azure is the natural cloud platform. On the other hand AWS is a way larger cloud platform, so should be a core part of and hybrid cloud visibility product.
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