Proactively track, audit, report, alert on and respond to, all access to files and folders on Windows servers and in the cloud.

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Main features


Monitor, in real time, access (or access attempts) to sensitive files and folders stored on both Windows systems and with cloud storage providers; OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and Box.

Alerts & Automated Response

Set up Email alerts and a triggered response for access events (access denied - file deletion - a specific user, machine or IP address - time of access) and mass access such as the copy, deletion or movement of bulk files.

File Server

Schedule recurrent email delivery of reports customized according to multiple criteria (path, file type, access type, IP source address, machine name, etc.) for auditing and regulatory compliance.

to Non-IT

Create specific accounts for people with no administrative rights (external auditors, non-IT executives, etc.), allowing them to perform audits securely and autonomously.

FileAudit benefits

Secure sensitive enterprise data from improper access, potential theft, alteration or destruction

Significantly reduce the workload related to monitoring access to sensitive files and folders

Help regulated organizations meet compliance requirements

Perform accurate IT forensics

Simple to install & easy to use

Discover all the benefits

Configuring and managing file and folder auditing in Windows Server is painful and inflexible. FileAudit represents a management layer that simplifies multi-server object auditing and reporting.

FileAudit 5.2 is tested by Timothy Warner, Microsoft MVP, for 4sysops, an online community for IT professionals

Timothy Warner

Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP

I was amazed at how quick and simple it was to get FileAudit 5 up and running. The user interface is modern and intuitive, and the ease with which you can configure auditing and alerts was amazing. Award FileAudit is reviewed as "highly recommended" and given the Gold Award.

Richard Hicks

Network and Information Security Expert specializing in Microsoft technologies

With FileAudit, organizations have an easy yet robust tool for auditing files and folders that reside on Windows systems, run audit reports without the help of IT, and even send alerts about audited events.

FileAudit is reviewed as "excellent" by PC Mag

Samara Lynn

Lead Analyst - PC Mag

What's new in FileAudit

Version 6

Audit NTFS permissions
Fileaudit 6.1
Audit NTFS permissions
& properties

Report on NTFS permissions & properties for all files and folders with FileAudit to ensure data security and compliance.

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File auditing for cloud based storage
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File auditing for
cloud based storage

Extend file auditing to data stored in the cloud (OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox & Box). One single, consolidated solution for monitoring files and folders stored both on-premises and in the cloud.

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Automated response to access alerts
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Automated response
to access alerts

Create and run a customized script whenever a specific alert is triggered. Act on potential threats before any damage is done.

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Version 5

Mass access event alerts
Mass access event alerts

FileAudit 5 can now send administrator alerts when mass access, copying, deletion or movement of bulk files has been detected, indicating a potential breach.

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Track IP address & Machine Name
Track IP address & Machine Name

Track the IP address and machine name from which the user has accessed the file from. This helps attribute access to an individual employee and identifies potential suspicious activities.

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Irregular access time alerts
Irregular access time alerts

Minimize the risk from access outside of regular working times by triggering administrator alerts when files are accessed during non-business hours.

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G2 Review by - IT Director

One of the best, less intrusive File Audit programs at a very reasonable cost.

Capterra Review by - Oil & Energy

Like no other

Easy to understand and use. We got FileAudit due to a breach of trust from a key employee. We didn't expect it to happen and when it did we were dumbfounded. This adds a layer of accountability to all staff members.

Capterra Review by

Great Software

It gives you a good in depth look at who and what is accessing files on your file servers. We use File Audit to monitor mass data removal from our file server and to run reports when files get accidentally moved or deleted.

Gartner Peer Insights Review by

Great choice for File Auditing

Our company reviewed a number of different auditing packages and in the end, FileAudit stood out to be the best of breed for both functionality and price. It took literally only minutes to get setup and running.

Case study

A US Biotechnology Company monitors employee access of corporate files

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

Download FileAudit

The trial version offers:

  • 20-day full version
  • limited to 3 systems
  • free technical support

Supported systems

Release Date : 12/17/2019
Version : FileAudit 6.1
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