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.

Whether it’s stored on-premises or in the cloud, 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 and in the cloud

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

Detailed Activity Overview
By User or by File/Folder

When monitoring file activity just click on any user, file or folder to view all events from the previous 4 weeks.
Quickly get key insights into the access to and usage of audited data.

Detail user - FileAudit

Go further with FileAudit !

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.

Monitoring Files and Folders That reside in the Cloud

Visibility into the access to and usage of files can be extended to major cloud-based file storage providers. FileAudit’s capabilities can be added to OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, Dropbox Business or Box (or a combination of these cloud storage providers).

OneDrive Google Drive Dropbox Business Box

See the full list of access types audited for cloud storage providers :

Cloud Access Types

Improve the Security of your
Hybrid IT environment

Now, if you’re managing your organisation’s storage with a mixture of on-premises and cloud storage, FileAudit gives you a consistent view of the security of your data across all your storage servers —from one tool and one consolidated dashboard.

Access Reporting

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 and cloud storage providers is time-consuming and over-whelming. For example, 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, OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and Box.

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

Case study

CD&B track access to all client files stored on the company network

FileAudit makes it possible for us to secure valuable data, thanks to the visibility and reactivity that the software brings.

Non distruptive technology

Real Time Monitoring places no uncessary overhead on the server

Unlike native auditing or other agent-less 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.


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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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