Many IT Administrators find it difficult to implement an in-depth and pro-active File Server Audit strategy. If an important event happens and you want to investigate, you may have to wade through gigabytes of event logs on the Windows devices; which can often be like finding a needle in a haystack. Event logs stored on Windows File Systems are so verbose that deriving meaningful information from them can be very … Read more
For many organizations, IT operations are driven by regulatory compliance requirements. Systems containing sensitive data must be secured and maintained in a way that adheres to the regulatory requirements. Industry specific applications, such Electronic Health Records systems, are commonly designed with regulatory compliance in mind. After all, the application vendor knows which industry will use the application, and what the regulatory requirements are for that industry, and can therefore design … Read more
This tutorial explains the steps of performing Current Permission Analysis of the shared files and folders using LepideAuditor Suite for File Server . It offers customizable auditing, dedicated Radar Tab with graphical representation of Audit Data, predefined audit report, Historical Permission Analysis, and Current Permission Reports. When it comes to current permissions, it provides a detailed report of all the permission related data including change in applied permissions by folder, … Read more
All organizations should be able to immediately see what’s happening to their files/folders and when it is happening. With security breaches becoming more common, and compliance mandates becoming more prevalent, the requirement to ensure you have adequate auditing on your file/folders is more important than ever before. In this article we will show you how to audit your file/folder level access using native tools in three steps: A). Enabling the … Read more
How securing data access across Windows Servers help organizations to better manage their shared data06.03.2015, File Server Auditor, by Satyendra.
Security Auditing of an enterprise – whether in an extremely large organization or a smaller one is one of the most important concern pertaining to protect your confidential or private data from hackers eyes. Unauthorized file access, falsification and even deletion and modification of files & folders has become a common phenomenon in organizations where it becomes difficult to audit events, track malicious user actions & monitor illegal access.
In the first part of this article, we created and enabled Dynamic Access control, configured claim types and also configured resource property list. In this part, we will continue with the configuration of Central Access Rule and configure Central Access Policy. Once Central Access Policy is configured, we need to create a new group policy to publish Central Access Rule and configure the shared folder with the necessary classifications. And … Read more
LepideAuditor for File Server (LAFS) is a one-stop solution to audit the file servers in an organization. It audits the events of all files and folders on the server, including shared folder such as access, create, delete, modify, and copy. Easy-to-use interface lets a user add the File Server, create an audit policy, create a rule, and the auditing will be started instantly. It will show every change in the … Read more
Dynamic Access Control (DAC) is a new feature introduced in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. It allows to apply access control and restricted permission based conditional rules for accessing files and folders dynamically. For Example, if a new user joins a department or if an employee moves from one department to another department or his role changes, then the file and folder permissions changes are dynamically added and removed … Read more
Android is the most widely used Operating Systems for smart devices like smartphones and tablets. Its popularity and usage to browse the World Wide Web had already surpassed that of Windows devices and computers. Seeking their popularity the IT professionals are already using the third party apps for connecting with their File Servers, taking remotes of their machines, and managing their servers. These apps are serving their purpose for which … Read more
In today’s computing world, File Servers serve pragmatic purpose by allowing to access data through shared disk access. Workstations attached to a network can access data such as documents, files, folders, images, videos, databases, etc. through File Servers. Thus, they definitely serve as potent sources of data management. But being accessible by a wide range of users, they are equally vulnerable to organizational misuse. Therefore, dedicated File Server Auditing becomes … Read more