Case study

A Leading US Biotechnology Company monitors and secures file access with FileAudit

  • Customer

    A leading US Biotechnology Company

  • Industry

    Medical manufacturing

  • Geography

    United States

The install and initial configuration of FileAudit 4 was a breeze and only took a few minutes. It walks you through all the tasks required to ensure successful real-time auditing.

IT Systems & Support Administrator

The Challenge Need to track, audit, report on access to company files and folders


The company develops a wide range of advanced manufacturing solutions for the bioprocess industry.

The desire to proactively track, audit and report on access to company files and folders on their Windows 2003, 2008 and 2012 servers drove the organizations IT team to search for a file auditing solution. “We needed the ability to record file access and keep tabs on who accessed what files,” said the IT Systems & Support Administrator. “With the ability to track who modified a file and when, we could recover previous versions of the file from backup if necessary.”

The Solution FileAudit 4 installation and configuration in less than 10 minutes


At the time, the company was not actively tracking file access, leaving sensitive corporate and accounting files at risk. Upon the suggestion of a colleague, the team looked into FileAudit from IS Decisions and was immediately impressed.

After determining that the development of an in-house solution would be time consuming and lack key features such as alerts and automatic report delivery, the company quickly decided that FileAudit would provide the file security they required in a quick-to-install and easy-to-use solution.

The Benefits Visibility and security of all Windows file and folder access


Having installed FileAudit 4, the IT team were able to begin monitoring and reporting on file access in less than 10 minutes. “The install and initial configuration of FileAudit4 was a breeze and only took a few minutes. It walks you through all the tasks required to ensure successful real-time auditing.”

All file access is tracked and recorded. Today, FileAudit provides the organization with complete, real-time visibility of all read/write/delete accesses (or access attempts), file ownership changes, and permission modifications, enabling IT or management to immediately address any inappropriate access.

Custom filtering and file server intelligence. The IT team have selected weekly report delivery and receives an interactive, graphical access summary customized according to multiple criteria (e.g., path, file type, access type). “If there are ever any security issues, we will be able to run a report to see who’s accessed a file or folder and management can quickly address it with that individual.”

Ease of use and intuitive features. FileAudit’s user-friendly, modern interface, granular search filters and role-specific dashboards have made file auditing at the company fast, efficient and as enjoyable as possible.

Instant audit trail for regulatory compliance. Should the organization require file access records for compliance with SOX or other regulations, FileAudit provides centralization, recording and long-term archiving of all file access events.

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  • Challenge

    The Company needed a solution that would allow IT to monitor employee access of corporate files.

  • Solution

    FileAudit offers real-time monitoring of sensitive files and folders, as well as customized Windows file server intelligence.

  • Result

    Installation and ready for file auditing in less than 10 minutes

    All file access is tracked and recorded in real time, allowing IT and management to quickly address any issues

    Custom filtering and file server intelligence delivered via email

    User-friendly, modern interface, granular search filters and role-specific dashboards for ease of use and adoption

    Always available audit trail for regulatory compliance

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