ManageEngine adds auditing tools to Exchange solution

Capabilities aimed at reinforcement of regulatory compliance and security efforts

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ManageEngine adds auditing tools to Exchange solution Thangaraj: IT administrators need an Exchange auditing solution that automatically collects audit stats.
By  Stephen McBride Published  May 18, 2013

Real-time IT management company ManageEngine this week announced it has added change auditing and mailbox access monitoring to Exchange Reporter Plus, its Exchange Server reporting software.

Now, Exchange Reporter Plus can report and alert on critical Exchange events that carry security or compliance implications. ManageEngine said organisations can use Exchange Reporter Plus to implement or enhance an email security and compliance programme that can be used to "demonstrate regulatory compliance and prevent data leaks".

"Exchange auditing is critical to companies that run the Microsoft email solution and are subject to HIPAA, SOX or other regulatory laws," said ManageEngine.

"Companies that cannot demonstrate HIPAA compliance, for instance, may be fined up to $1.5m. Moreover, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule will soon expand the number of regulated companies to include many previously exempt organisations that are indirectly related to the healthcare sector, such as Web design and business process outsourcing firms."

Despite the increasing need, ManageEngine insists Exchange auditing remains a difficult task for most organisations as user actions and user permissions are logged in separate Microsoft systems.

"IT administrators need an Exchange auditing solution that automatically collects audit stats that are difficult to procure otherwise and presents them in formats conducive to decision making," said Manikandan Thangaraj, director of product management, ManageEngine.

"We added customisable views, reports and alerts to Exchange Reporter Plus, so admins can quickly and easily identify who modified Exchange configurations, when a user logged into her mailbox, unauthorised mailbox logins and the like. Ultimately, this auditing and alerting feature set will help companies achieve their email security and compliance objectives."

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