File Server Auditing

LepideAuditor for File Server

Data is key asset for many businesses. Ensuring you have adequate auditing and monitoring tools in place is more important than ever before. We believe all organisations should instantly be able to track permission changes and have complete visibility over the ‘who, what, where and when’ files and folders are accessed or modified at the click of a button. This solution addresses the challenges of the rise of the insider-threat, the reporting requirements associated with common regulatory compliance and everyday systems management. We give you the power to see more, faster.

LepideAuditor for File Server (LAFS) software for Windows File Servers and NetApp Filers provides powerful reporting and auditing features. It provides the important features and facilities the native file server tools lack. It quickly and thoroughly provides activity details such as: who changed what, when, and from where, keeping information secure and helping the organization comply with all its requirements.

how it benefits you
  • Total Visibility with Who, What, When, Where information The software agent continuously and meticulously searches for every change and provides detailed audit information for every file, folder access and permission change across all file servers and filer systems.
  • Enhance Security and Meet Compliance Requirements LepideAuditor for File Server helps your organization meet regulatory compliance requirements such as PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, and many more via continuous monitoring, long-term retention of logs, auditing file access events and sending instant alerts whenever critical changes are encountered.
  • Real-time Monitoring LAFS provides real-time monitoring of the File Servers based on customized lists of Time, Drive, Directory, File Name, File Type, Process and Events.
  • Multiple Alert Platforms For any critical change, you are notified instantly through a host of platforms such as email alert, SMS alert, and network alerts. Whenever and wherever you are, our alert system has you covered.
  • Long-term Storage of logs The captured audit data is stored in a centralized database for the long-term. No entry is overwritten, and can be reviewed even after many years. Administrators can also specify a different database for each File Server. In addition, all the settings (not database) can be backed up in a file and restored when needed.
  • Perform Streamlined Auditing Filter reports on the basis of various parameters such as Time Span, File Server, File Mask, Process, User, Event, and Directory. All of these empower you to quickly search for and find the exact details you need without all the hard work.
Case studies
  • In a nutshell, these were questions (audit related) that may take time to answer if they could be answered at all. Now we have the answers immediately when asked. Daniel McCann (Franklin County Information Services)
  • We had an ISMS audit compliance issue and we went for LepideAuditor for File Server. Liby Mathew (Principal Systems Administrator, Path Solutions)
  • For us, it's just a matter of few clicks to monitor the user activity on file servers with the help of LepideAuditor for File Server. Jonathan Cullinane (Desktop Services Specialist - Laird Tech)

Read on

Multiplatform Auditing It doesn’t matter where you prefer to store your data; LepideAuditor for File Server is a comprehensible solution for multiplatform auditing. It tracks, audits and reports all file, folder, and permission changes from Windows File Servers and NetApp filers. Whatever platform you choose to share data; LAFS competently tracks every change and ensures round-the-clock security for risk free data sharing.
Before & After Values If knowing that Who made What changes from Where and When is not enough, LAFS has more to offer. Administrators get to know the changed values as well. Get to know the previous and after changes values to better audit and take instant decisions without compromising organizational security. For example, if any file or folder is moved, the software provides the previous and after path for the noted change.
Real-time Alert Generation Generate alerts on critical changes to reduce detection time and timely actions can be taken to create a safe and secure file server environment. The alerts are delivered instantly through different mediums such as email, SMS and on-screen messages.
Centralized Auditing Administrators can monitor all the File Servers and computers on a centralized platform. All the events generated for changes made in file servers are stored in a central repository. The software simplifies the intricacies of auditing file servers in a large organization and saves time and resources consumed in maintaining an individual change repository for each file server.
Customizable Auditing Collect and store events as per configured audit policies. Create required audit policies on the basis of various attributes such as File server name, Monitoring Time, Drive, Directory, File Name, File Type, Process and Events. Moreover, Administrators can set what objects (users, groups and file server events) have to be monitored as per default or customized policies. This tool also allows customization of audit reports and instant alerts on any specific object.
Comprehensive Reporting and Scheduling The software comes with numerous predefined reports and custom report functionality for monitoring all changes executed on files, folders, permissions and shared resources. One can modify different criteria like time span, file server, user, directory, file name, process and events to generate a custom report. It can be further filtered, sorted, searched using any phrase, and grouped by any column. The customized report can also be saved or printed. Administrators can also schedule automatic delivery of reports through email. These reports can also be exported to PDF, DOC, CSV, HTML, and TXT formats.
File Accesses Auditing and Permission Changes Audit LepideAuditor for File Server audits all accesses to Files and Folders kept on Windows File Server and NetApp Filers. It also audits all permission changes to Files and Folders. Once a File Server has been added, you can create a separate audit policy for it which usually comprises multiple rules. Any unwanted access to Files and Folders and changes to Permissions can be instantly notified to administrator through email, SMS, and desktop messages. Read more...

Free Trial

LepideAuditor for File Server can be downloaded and used for free or as a paid version (same exe). Post installation, the software provides the option to choose whether you want to use it as a Freeware or for Trial. Freeware edition is free for lifetime and is fully functional but provides limited details in report columns. You can directly try the full featured edition by using the trial key sent through email and evaluate 2 File Servers for a period of 15 days. Post evaluation period, you can either request for trial extension or purchase license for uninterrupted usage.


MVP Reviews
  • This (LepideAuditor for File Server) rapid software is quite convincing, it adds just enough to File Server auditing capabilities that are often requested and (very) complex to implement with native tools in Windows Server. Overall the software does what is asked and presents things clearly. I do not doubt that it meets those of our customers who are concerned about who does what with their files. Yves Gourlé Microsoft MVP
  • Lepide did a great job with this product. It is very easy to manage and easy to install and configure. I can say that is reliable, so the results you will get are useful for all needs, printed reports are nice done and it is simple to explain the content to anyone. Alerting is very well done and I like the SMS and mail options. I can recommend this software to everyone. It is a good solution for small and bigger companies. Elvis Gustin Microsoft MVP
  • Lepide brought great results with a very simple and objective setting. The features of this tool are extremely important for an organization. I hope LepideAuditor for File Server helps everyone who are looking for a good file auditing solution. Vinicius Mozart Microsoft MVP