Audit trails maintain a record of system activity both by system and application processes and by user activity of systems and applications. In conjunction with appropriate tools and procedures, audit trails can assist in detecting security violations.
The benefits of having a detailed audit log include:
Log audits also help companies monitor data for any potential security breaches or internal misuses of information.
Audit logs allow you to demonstrate to customers, business partners and regulators that your business has made a thorough effort to protect against and prevent potential problems before they occur.
Organizations that must comply with state, tax, industry-specific regulations. Audit logs can be used as proof of regulatory compliance record keeping.