File & Folder Real-Time Access Monitoring

Keeping track over who has access to data is critical for most organizations.

Inappropriate access or changes to the file system, whether intentional or not, could put an organization at risk of data loss, a security breach and non-compliance.

FileAudit monitors file access in real-time, making it easy to see what’s happening with company data so IT or management can take action when any inappropriate or suspicious activity is detected.

Monitoring Files and Folders that reside on Windows Systems

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

It provides a comprehensive, centralized, sortable list of access events (or access attempts) to paths you have selected:

  • read, write, delete accesses
  • file ownership changes
  • permission modifications
  • file attributes changes

Each record details:

  • file path
  • access type (read, write, delete, execute, ownership, permissions, write attributes)
  • object type (file, folder)
  • status (granted/denied)
  • date and time of access
  • user
  • domain
  • source IP address
  • machine name

for a:

  • file
  • selection of files
  • folder and subfolder
  • selection of folders and subfolders

Go further with FileAudit 5!

Learn how to get a complete picture of all access events with the new alerts for bulk file copying and mass deletion or movement events.

File Monitoring Software that makes it easy to Track all Access to Data

This real-time information across your organization makes it easy to see at a glance what’s happening with company data/information.

It significantly reduces the workload related to monitoring access to sensitive data and allows IT or management to respond instantly to emergency situations.

Manually monitoring and auditing file access (and access attempts) across Windows Servers is time-consuming and over-whelming. Auditing in native Windows generates multiple entries for a single access event, making it difficult to find the important events and requires time and considerable skill to decipher the often cryptic text of Event Viewer.

FileAudit is an intuitive file monitoring software that makes it easy to see what’s happening with company data. With a simple right click from the console, FileAudit instantly provides comprehensive and accurate information about access to sensitive files, folders and file shares that reside across Windows File Systems.

FileAudit does the work for you, so you can focus on more strategic IT issues and initiatives.

Case study

A US Biotechnology Company monitors employee access of corporate files

The install and initial configuration of FileAudit 4 was a breeze and only took a few minutes. It walks you through all the tasks required to ensure successful real-time auditing.

Real Time monitoring places no unnecessary overhead on the Server

This real-time information across your organization makes it easy to see at a glance what’s happening with company data/information.

Furthermore, unlike native Auditing or other agent-less auditing tools which consume significant resources on the file servers; real time monitoring means that FileAudit does not impose any additional storage requirements on the file server, avoiding any potential performance problems. Once a path is set to audit, all access events are detected, displayed and saved into a database in real time.

FileAudit provides an organization with the means to monitor access to sensitive files and folders across an organization to help maintain data security and avoid security breaches.