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.”
FileAudit 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.
Visibility and security of all Windows file and folder access
Having installed FileAudit, the IT team were able to begin monitoring and reporting on file access in less than 10 minutes. “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.”
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.