In today's world where File Servers are being treated as a large pool of routine and sensitive business data and information, it's mandate to keep a track on different changes such as reading, editing, sharing, creating, renaming, deleting, moving etc. to the files, folders, permissions, and shared resources.
Native auditing for file servers suffers from major drawbacks such as presenting information in a non-understandable format, scattered logs and limited or short-term storage of logs. It doesn't serve the purpose to protect an organization against:
Unauthorized access to sensitive business data
Intentional and deceitful changes in permissions
Disastrous changes to files, shares, folder structures, permissions and other items
Heavy penalties caused by security breach and compliance violation
Above points signify the importance of automated auditing and real-time monitoring of the file servers.
LepideAuditor for File Server is a powerful file server auditing and reporting software. It gives an edge over the native file server auditing by providing various facilities that native file server auditing lacks. It helps to get thorough details of each activity such as, who changed what, when and from where and keep the organization compliant with various compliances.
Benefits of LepideAuditor for File Server
Meets Compliances : Continuous monitoring, instant alerts on critical changes, and long-term retention of logs lets the LepideAuditor for File Sever to meet the regulatory compliances such as PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, etc.
Long-term Storage of logs : The captured audit data is stored in a centralized database for the long-term. No entry is overwritten even after 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 later on.
Real-time Monitoring : Real-time monitoring of the File Servers based on customized lists of Time, Drive, Directory, File Name, File Type, Process, and Events.
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.
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.
Comprehensive Reporting and Scheduling : Software comes with numerous predefined reports on daily monitoring, all changes, 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.
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.
LepideAuditor for File Server comes in two different versions i.e. Freeware and Enterprise edition. Freeware edition is free for lifetime and is fully functional but provides limited details in report columns. Whereas, the Enterprise edition is fully functional and unlimited file servers can be audited. A license key for trial of the Enterprise version will be automatically delivered through mail. To check the complete software functionalities, use the trail license key to evaluate the enterprise edition for 15 days.
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