FileAudit Documentation
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What's new in FileAudit 6

What's new in FileAudit 6.2

What's new in FileAudit 6.1

What's new in FileAudit 6.0




FileAudit 6.2

File or Folder Rename

FileAudit can now track, alert on and audit whenever a file or folder is renamed.

A single-line event of the change is displayed in the ‘All Access Events’ view.

File or Folder Rename

A new predefined report is also available: “File Rename”.

File Rename

Schedule NTFS Permissions and Properties reports

With FileAudit 6.2, you will now be able to schedule the following reports: “Simple Permissions”, “Advanced Permissions” and “File and Folder Properties”.

Schedule NTFS Permissions and Properties reports

Favorite Reports

In the “All Reports” view, you can now select your favorite reports to be also displayed on the main dashboard. Choose a favorite by simply clicking on the ‘star’ of the report tile.

Note: There is no limit on the number of reports.

Favorite Reports

Exclude Events coming from Non-Audited Paths

Previously, a small number of events from non-audited paths would be displayed in FileAudit. This was due to either the NTFS audit being manually configured or another tool’s audit configuration.

To ensure only the events from an audited path - configured in FileAudit – are seen, a new exclusion filter can be set in the scan settings of FileAudit.

You have the option to either enable or disable the exclusion.

Exclude Events coming from Non-Audited Paths

SQLite as default Database

FileAudit 6.2 now offers SQLite as the default database. It has free unlimited capacity.

SQLite as default Database

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FileAudit 6.1

Audit simple and advanced NTFS permissions

Monitor all simple and advanced NTFS permissions of your files and folders to ensure data security and compliance.

FileAudit 6.1 allows you to have a centralized view of the NTFS permissions (simple and advanced) of your files and folders.

To do so, the software scans all the audited paths you have defined, and saves the information in snapshots. The generation of a snapshot can be done instantly or scheduled at a different time.

You can then filter the results by column (by account or permission type for example) to only focus on the relevant data you need.

Audit simple and advanced NTFS permissions

View file and folder properties

Get a clear overview of your file and folder properties to easily track and manage disk usage while getting insightful information.

FileAudit 6.1 allows you to have a complete and centralized view of your file and folder properties such as size, attributes, creation date, last modified date and last access date.

Here again you can filter the results by column (by file size or last access date for example) to only focus on the relevant data you need.

View file and folder properties

New reports

Predefined reports are now available.

With FileAudit 6.1, you now have access to several predefined reports grouped into 3 categories:

  • Summary Reports
  • Permissions Reports
  • Access/Denied Access Reports

More info on the reports here

Predefined reports grouped into 3 categories

New compatibility

FileAudit is now compatible with SQLite databases.

FileAudit is now compatible with SQLite databases

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FileAudit 6.0

File Auditing for Cloud Based Storage Providers

Audit accesses on files stored by OneDrive for Business, G Suite Business, Dropbox Business and Box.

Traditionally, FileAudit monitored files and folders on Windows Active Directory-based servers, but with the release of Version 6.0, IS Decisions has extended FileAudit’s monitoring capabilities to major cloud file storage providers.

Now, if you’re managing your organization’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.

  • Real-time and historical audit trail of who accessed critical files, what they did (including Copy, Rename, Move and Shared), and when they did it.
  • Alerts on actions deemed abnormal to help quickly identify inappropriate file activity and potential abuse.
  • Comprehensive and centralized reporting to give precise answers to questions about malicious access, alteration or the destruction of sensitive files.
  • Robust filtering capabilities help quickly answer the questions.

Organizations must achieve the same levels of visibility over access to and usage of file data in the cloud as they have enjoyed for years on-premise. A single, consolidated view of all file activity – both in the cloud and on-premises – will reduce the risk associated with allowing users anytime, anywhere, any device access to cloud-based file data.

File Auditing for Cloud Based Storage Providers

Run a Custom Script When an Alert Is Triggered

Trigger a specific action when something is detected by one of your FileAudit alert rules. Create a script and allow it to run whenever the alert is triggered.

This method allows you to automatically react to an abnormal or suspicious event. For example you could execute a script to shut down the machine or logoff the user.

Run a Custom Script When an Alert Is Triggered

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