File Server Auditing

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 see ‘who, what, where and when’ files and folders are created, accessed, modified, COPIED or deleted at the click of a button. We also think it’s essential that organisations are easily able to track and compare permissions across their data. This solution addresses the challenges of the rise of the insider-threat and the reporting requirements associated with common regulatory compliance mandates. We give IT the power to see more, faster. This solution is specifically designed to work on Windows File Server and NetApp Filers… and more platforms soon to be added! This solution is available standalone or as a part our comprehensive LepideAuditor and 2020 Suite.

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We offer auditing for both Windows File Servers and NetApp filers

Through our integration with the Fpolicy framework and the assigned file policy we’re able to capture events to audit and monitor file and folder activity on your NetApp We treat NetApp Filers the same as we would any traditional Windows File Server auditing all CIFS, Shares, permissions and more.
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We give you detailed reports to show you when files are being created, modified, copied or deleted

Our file server auditor is a simple way to keep track of all changes as they happen. With all of our solutions we offer a single log for a single change displaying simply who, what, where and when the changes are made. We report on all attempts of file or folder creation, deletion, copy or modification in any way –including any changes pertaining to permissions. We also detail the time, drive, directory, file name, process and event. All of the reports are delivered on schedule either in CSV, PDF, HTML, DOC or TXT or via secure web console for further manipulation as needed.

We analyze the current effective permissions on your shared files/folders

Current Permission analysis of file servers shows the effective permissions applied on the Shared Folders. Our solution compares the applied NTFS with the Share Permissions to analyze the currently effective permission on a selected file or folder. It also displays the scope of the applied permission by showing the folder level where permission inheritance gets broken and whether the effective permission is direct, indirect or inherited. Reports can be filtered, sorted, saved and investigated for all 13 possible permissions.
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We analyze historical permission changes of your files/folders

File Server permission analysis displays the historical changes in the permissions of files and folders. The administrator can also compare the permissions for the selected file or folder between two specified time intervals. You can save separate reports for both “Permission History” and “Compare Permission” in PDF, MHT or CSV formats on the disk. It also displays the scope of the permission changes.
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We’ve designed this solution with compliance in mind

A common driver for installing a solution such as this is regulatory compliance. This solution addresses the ever increasing demand to prove to auditors that adequate steps are being taken to ensure data is being responsibly monitored. It provides a wide range of detailed reports that directly map to the common requirements of compliance standards such as PCI, SOX, HIPAA, ISO and GLBA.

We show the original value before the change was made

Naturally – you want to know if any of your files have been modified but the real value comes from the context. We think it’s important to show you what it was changed from. The before values allow you to truly understand the purpose of the event and enable IT teams to identify issues faster.

We’re one of a small number of providers who can accurately show file copy events

While it’s fair to say we’re not the only provider of file auditing and monitoring solutions on the market we’re actually one of the very few that can accurately show you when a file has been copied. We think this is pretty important when trying to keep track of your critical data. Especially given that copied files are the main source of data leakage.

We give you real time alerts for a more proactive approach to file server auditing

When it comes to file change auditing we think it’s important to be proactive. We’re one of the very few vendors in this space that give you real time alerts on file or folder change events. To us, to simply have a report without the instant notification is just too risky. We think only real time is good enough if you’re to stand any change of avoiding data leakage or abuse. Our real time alerts are delivered either via the console, direct to your inbox or via SMS.

We help you keep track of file and folder permissions

Privilege management is essential in the modern business. It’s vital you know when permissions are being changed, who’s changing them and what they are being changed too. It’s also important to know which users and groups have which permissions across your files and folders. Using LepideAuditor for File Servers will allow you to view a specific file or folder and instantly see historic permissions, compare permissions between two dates and run detailed permission change reports. It provides real time alerts and detailed reports to enable you to easily keep track of permission level changes .
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Yves Gourlé
Microsoft MVP

"LepideAuditor for File Server 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."

Elvis Gustin
Microsoft MVP

"Lepide did a great job with this product. It is very easy to manage and easy to install and configure."

Vinicius Mozart
Microsoft MVP

"Lepide brought great results with a very simple and objective setting. The features of this tool are extremely important for an organization."

Josep Ma Solanes
Microsoft MVP

"LepideAuditor is a simple, yet very powerful time allows to have full visibility of what is happening in the file."

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