DataSheet

FileAudit

Auditing for Windows File Server
& Cloud Storage. The Easy Way.

FileAudit

The Challenge

Keeping track over the access and usage of data is critical to keep sensitive data safe and ensure compliance with industry regulations. Manually monitoring and auditing file access (and access attempts) is time-consuming and overwhelming.

It becomes even more challenging for those with a mixture of on-premises and cloud storage. 56% of organizations struggle to secure the entirety of their hybrid file environment*.

* From IS Decisions research report: Under a Cloud of Suspicion

The Solution

FileAudit is more than just about logs and information. It protects data, across the whole organization, with real-time insights and the opportunity to immediately react with an automated response.

A simple, agentless deployment, FileAudit can be installed in less than three minutes without intrusion or the typical cost and effort of installation and maintenance on individual servers.

Its single consolidated view of all file activity across on-premises and in the cloud, means administrators can now answer, “Who accessed your sensitive files today and what did they do?”

Key Benefits

  • Significantly reduce the workload related to monitoring access to sensitive files and folders
  • Secure against improper access, potential theft, alteration or deletion
  • Respond instantly – and automatically – to emergency situations
  • Perform accurate IT forensics
  • Protect files stored on-premises and in the cloud
  • Meet compliance regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA

FileAudit makes your auditing
faster, smarter & more efficient

File and Folder Real-Time Activity Monitoring Pinpoint IP address and machine name Identify all access, access attempts and usage

File and Folder Real-Time Activity Monitoring

Identify all access, access attempts and usage of files, folders and file shares stored both on-premises and in the cloud with OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, Dropbox Business and Box.

Pinpoint IP address and machine name to know exactly where the user has accessed the file from.

Email Alerts to File
and Folder Activity

Give proper attention to suspicious file activity and/or what may equate to a data breach. Get alerts on single access events such as a file deletion, a denied access, a suspicious user, a particular IP address, irregular access times, bulk file copying or mass file deletion and movement.

Email Alerts to File and Folder Activity Get alerts on a particular IP address Get alerts on a suspicious user
An Automated Response to Potential Threats FileAudit can immediately react with an automated response

An Automated Response
to Potential Threats

To act on alerts, FileAudit can immediately react with an automated response. Execute a script to take immediate action before damage is done.

Centralized Audit and
Long-Term Archiving

An always-available, searchable and secure audit trail on several Windows systems and cloud storage providers, means quick and accurate answers can be given to who did what, when and from where.

Centralized Audit and Long-Term Archiving An secure audit trail on several Windows systems An secure audit trail on cloud storage providers
Customized File Server Intelligence and Scheduled Reporting Interactive at-a-glance access reports

Customized File Server Intelligence and
Scheduled Reporting

Interactive at-a-glance access reports of everything that’s happening with audited data. Provide specified recipients with regular email delivery of reports customized according to multiple criteria for auditing and regulatory compliance.

FileAudit makes it easy!

Easy setup

Install in less than 3 minutes.

Intuitive & Easy to use

Modern, intuitive and touch-ready user interface.

Agentless, remote and non-intrusive

Protect all file servers in a Windows environment and in the cloud with OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, Dropbox Business and Box.

Powerful filtering capabilities

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

Performance and scalability

Optimize the audit to keep only relevant access events for monitoring.

Automated audit configuration

Automatically configure the auditing of selected files and folders.

Microsoft-Certified

For compliance & support with Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10.

UserLock

Try it free - 20 days, full version

Minimum System Requirements

Operating systems

FileAudit supports the following operating systems for Audit service installation (as for Console installation):

  • Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003
  • Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
  • The .Net Framework 4 is required

Take note that retrieving the IP address of the computer from which the access attempt has been performed through the network is supported for Windows 2008 R2 or higher File servers.

Hard disk

FileAudit installation files and folders require 60 MB of free hard disk space.

Additionally you have to consider the disk space consumed by the database to keep the file access events history: an access event audited by FileAudit consumes 0.5 KB of disk space when saved in the database. You can easily estimate the evolution of the database size by multiplying this value by the average number of access (known or observed during the test phase).

Database

FileAudit supports the following database systems:

  • Microsoft Access database file (mdb)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008/2008 R2/2012/2014/2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2008 R2/2012/2014/2016
  • MySQL 5.6 and higher

To facilitate FileAudit evaluation, the installation package integrates an "MS Access database" to archive all file access events. This free database type is limited to 2 GB by design.

We invite you to check the database size evolution during the first days using FileAudit to confirm that the database system you have chosen is correctly designed for your environment.

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About IS Decisions

IS Decisions is a global software company specializing in Security and Access Management. Trusted by over 3400 organizations, it offers proven solutions for both small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large organizations, including some of the most regulated and security-conscious in the world.

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The trial version offers:

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

Supported systems

Release Date : 5/15/2019
Version : FileAudit 6.0
What's new in this version ?

Please read the Beta Testing Procedure before installing this version.

The beta version includes:

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

Release Date : 11/26/2019
Version : FileAudit 6.1 beta
What's new in this version ?

Supported systems