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Compliance provides guidance on how to secure access and use of certain critical data. FileAudit helps organizations know and demonstrate that this is the case with data stored on Windows file servers and in the cloud.
Compliance standards revolve around a particular data set. Medical records have HIPAA, credit card information has PCI DSS, personal information has GDPR, and more. Many Windows-based networks continue to host this critical data on server-based file systems, making these servers a primary target for attackers.
Too many details and way too manual – the native Event Viewer is considered ineffective when it comes to tracking file access and usage across Windows domains. Moreover with the adoption of cloud-based file services, it is unable to show any events from a cloud environment.
This is where FileAudit comes in. Organizations can easily detect unauthorized access, destruction, loss, or alteration of critical data, enabling the IT department to review and correct problems. This granular level of file access management helps organizations exceed compliance regulations and avoid penalties.
The activity detail collected and monitored during the ongoing file audit are useful for achieving several kinds of compliance objectives.
Compliance mandates often prioritize how permissions are granted to protect files and folders that contain protected data. It’s not uncommon for users to declare that they have access to data they should not see.
FileAudit provides a centralized view of all NTFS permissions and monitors changes made. It helps validate business role permissions and alerts when changes are made.
Every day, IT needs to be sure that its environment remains compliant by proving that only authorized access has taken place. IT, therefore, needs to have constant visibility into all access, changes and access attempts.
FileAudit provides both real-time and historical detail including identifiable factors like machine name and IP address.
FileAudit is not just about logs and information. By watching the access and use of protected data on file servers, it is possible to detect unusual or suspicious activity and even react with an automated response.
FileAudit keeps track of activity across both on-premise and cloud storage environments.
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