File System Auditing

Rated as “highly recommended” by and given its Gold Award, FileAudit 5 greatly simplifies the critically important job of monitoring and auditing access to folders and files across Windows File Systems. 

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Access to Sensitive Files

There’s hardly a day that goes by that we don’t hear about an organization who has suffered a security breach and an attacker has accessed their sensitive information. Targeted attacks are becoming more frequent, and more successful, and this poses a serious challenge for security administrators everywhere.

Attackers are after data, and for that they must access it before they can extract it.

File System Access Auditing

For  IT security administrators however, it can be a daunting task trying to identify suspicious access and activity when the adversary has valid, authorized credentials.

This can stem from either external attackers gaining unauthorized access to resources with compromised credentials or the insider threat – where internal users are accessing sensitive resources with colleagues credentials.

It then becomes critical to monitor all access to sensitive data and alert on any suspicious, unusual or inappropriate access that needs to be reviewed and remediated.

For this, visibility is key here, and the operating system’s native tools are inefficient and don’t scale well.

This is where FileAudit 5 can help tremendously. FileAudit 5 is a software platform that greatly simplifies file and folder access auditing on Windows File Systems.

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A quick summary of FileAudit

FileAudit is agentless and leverages existing Windows platform technologies to create a real-time monitoring and alerting solution for sensitive data.

Agentless, Remote and Non-Intrusive

Installed in less than 3 minutes, FileAudit protects all file servers in a Windows environment without intrusion.

Real-Time Monitoring

FileAudit monitors and shows in real-time the access (or access attempts) to sensitive files and folders across a Windows File System.

Centralized File Auditing & Long Time Archiving

Centralize and archive all file access events occurring on one or several Windows systems to generate an always-available, searchable and secure audit trail.

Mass File Access

Send alerts when mass access, copying, deletion or movement of bulk files has been detected, indicating a potential breach.

Access Tracking by IP Address

Track the source IP address of folder and file requests made remotely to further strengthen user identification and accountability.

Powerful Filtering Capabilities

Exclude irrelevant data and focus only on insightful and actionable information.

Improved File Auditing Performance

Optimize the audit to keep only relevant access events (approx. 30%) for monitoring.

No Unnecessary Overhead on the Server

Real-time monitoring means no additional storage requirements on the file server, avoiding any potential performance problems.

Learn more with the (short) FileAudit Video Tutorials

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Chris Bunn is the Directeur Général Adjoint of IS Decisions, a global cybersecurity software company, specializing in access management and multi-factor authentication for Microsoft Active Directory environments and the cloud.