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.

Get a greater understanding of changes in your IT environment

Our graphical dashboard will enable you to easily track changes occurring across the whole of your File Server environment. It provides you with an easy-to-understand overview of the total number of changes made to File Server; broken down per administrator, source and trend. This should help you not only understand the causes of a single change, but help you spot overall anomalies in events. The performance of your File Server is also tracked and reported on to help you decrease downtime. The LiveFeed shows you all File Server changes made as they are happening so that you can react to them quicker.

Granular reports to help audit File Server changes

LepideAuditor displays a single log for a single change that gives you the answers to the “who, what, when and where” auditing questions. This data is collected and presented through over 90 relevant audit reports aimed at helping you solve all manner of security, compliance and IT operations challenges. Every change made is displayed alongside the original value in order to provide you with helpful context. Reports are delivered via email at user-defined intervals in either CSV, MHT or PDF formats. These File Server audit reports can be shared via a secure web console.

Receive alerts on critical File Server changes

The earlier you can react to File Server changes, the easier it is to mitigate the damage that can occur. To do this, LepideAuditor offers real time alerts based on a single event or based on threshold conditions that have been defined by the user. For example, we can set an alert to be sent to the intended recipients if an event occurs a certain number of times over a defined period of time. This kind of alerting enables you to spot trends in changes that may be indicative of unauthorised or inappropriate activity.

Audit File Server changes on the go

LepideAuditor comes with a free mobile app that has been specifically designed to help you track File Server changes on the go. It enables IT admins to always stay up to date with File Server changes that may negatively affect their IT environment, even when they are on the move, by displaying a LiveFeed of changes being made.

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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Our File server modifications report for NetApp changes

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.

Modifications made in File Server

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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Our audit report for current permissions in File Server

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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Our audit report for historical permission changes in File Server

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.

A compliance report for File Server

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.

Our File and Folder renamed audit report

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.

Our File Copied audit report

We give you real time alerts and Threshold alerts for a more pro-active approach to file server auditing

When it comes to file change auditing we think it’s important to be pro-active. 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, simply having a report without the instant notification is too risky. We think only real time is good enough if you are to stand any chance of avoiding data leakage or abuse. We also provide threshold alerts, allowing you to define when the alert is sent. For example, you can specify that the alert to be sent when a particular event occurs three time in one day by the same user. All these alerts can be delivered either via the console or direct to your inbox.

Our real time File Server alerts

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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Our File Server permission audit report

Identify potentially sensitive data

Our powerful search builder enables you to create a ‘wildcard’ search to help you identify potentially sensitive data within your IT environment on the basis of filename or location. A common use case may be to search for all files where the filename contains the word ‘confidential’. You can then easily save this search and apply threshold alerts or reports directly from within the search itself.

Identify potentially sensitive data

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