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Windows File Server Auditing Tool

The Lepide File Server auditing software enables you to audit when files and folders are created, accessed, modified, moved, renamed, copied or deleted. We also help organizations track and compare permissions across their file servers. Our File auditing software addresses the challenges of the rise of the insider-threat and the data reporting requirements associated with common regulatory compliance mandates. We give IT teams the power to see more, faster.

Track and Audit AD Logon Activities - icon Audit File Server Changes

Audit, report, and alert on any changes that puts data at risk, including changes to files, folders, and permissions. Get answers to the critical who, what, when and where audit questions.

File Access Auditing - icon Audit File and Folder Access

Get information on file and folder access activities across your Windows File Servers so that you can better control data access.

Analyze Permissions - icon Check Permissions on Shares

See who has access to which data, compare current and historic permissions. Spot data that is overexposed through excessive permissions.

Real Time Threat Response - icon Real Time Threat Response

Generate automated actions off the back of real-time alerts. Respond quickly to threats like ransomware with our pre-defined threat models and prevent suspicious user behavior with threshold-based alerts.

Pre-Defined Compliance Reports - icon Pre-Defined Compliance Reports

Simplify compliance reporting with pre-defined templates and mapping for GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, FISMA, NIST, SOX, and more. Refer to our compliance datasheets for more information.

Audit File Copy Events - icon Audit File Copy Events

Unlike other data security platforms, Lepide can monitor when your users are copying your sensitive files to help you maintain the security and integrity of your most sensitive data.

File Share Auditing - icon File Share Auditing

Track changes to your shared files and folders with granular who, what, when and where information.

File Server Risk Assessment - icon File Server Risk Assessment

Identify potential areas of risk in your file servers, including data open to everyone through open shares, stale data, users with excessive permissions, and more.

Data Classification - icon Data Classification

In conjunction with Lepide Identify, automatically scan and classify sensitive or regulated data at the point of creation to add more context to your auditing reports.

Analyze User Behavior - icon Analyze User Behavior

Monitor what your users are doing with your sensitive data and automatically spot anomalies in user behavior that might indicate insider threats or compromised user accounts.

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What Our File Server Auditing Software Can Do For You

Leverage the Lepide File Server auditing tool to address critical business problems that require urgent attention. Reduce your threat surface area, better govern access to your sensitive data, spot insider threats, ransomware, and other security threats, and achieve compliance with our complete file server auditing solution.

Assess risk and reduce threat surface area

Our file server auditing tool enables you to identify where your areas of risk are, including stale data and data open to all users through open shares. Our file sever auditing solution also analyses the data usage patterns of your users and suggests which of your users have excecssive permissions to data. Use Lepide intelligence to reduce your threat surface area by removing these areas of risk.

Govern access to data with a least privilege model

Maintaining a policy of least privilege is difficult when users are joining, moving, and leaving all the time. How do you know which of your users still require privileged access? With file sever auditing software from Lepide, you can identify users that have excessive permissions based on how they are using the data. You can also spot changes to permissions in real time so that you can speed up investigations and prevent permissions sprawl.

Detect and respond to security incidents and threats in real time

Our File Server Auditing software speeds up incident response by automatically detecting and responding to threats or suspicious user behavior. Simply activate any of our predefined threat models/ sequences (or create your own) to detect ransomware, privilege abuse, brute force attacks, and more. Predefined or custom scripts can be executed automatically to disable a user account, delete a user account, revoke the permission granted to a user, shut down a computer, and more.

Easily achieve and maintain compliance

The Lepide file server auditing software 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, GLBA, FISMA, CCPA and GDPR.

Get a bird’s eye view of the changes being made in your file servers

Our dynamic dashboards enable you to easily track changes occurring across the whole of your File Server environment. Having all this information centralized 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.


What We Audit in File Server

Our File Server auditing software helps organizations overcome the limitations of native auditing, by aggregating event log data into “single-pane” reports. Get all the information you end, including “who, what, when and where” all in one report. Below is a non-exhaustive list of what our File Server auditing tool can do.

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Our Success Stories

Western Connecticut Health Network

Lepide is straightforward to use and effective right off the bat. Plus, the level of patience, attentiveness and technical knowhow is far beyond most support and sales teams I’ve seen before.

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Edinburgh Napier University

We chose Lepide as they were able to offer us threat detection and response, and a way of separating out reporting duties to a web console – all from one platform.

Ratings Kevin Gallagher Senior Systems Administrator Kevin Gallagher
City of

Lepide is a perfect fit for our IT Security and Compliance requirements. It helps us cut out a lot of wasted time and money and now we know we can be compliant with industry standards.

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Complete coverage for your on-premise, cloud, or hybrid environment

At Lepide, we know that organizations often store vast amounts of sensitive data on their file servers, and IT teams need to know when users are accessing this data. Lepide’s File Server auditing tool audits all file read events across multiple file servers and can produce detailed file access audit reports with the click of a button. On these reports, you’ll be able to see detailed file server audit information, including who tried to read the file, what the file contained, when and where and whether the attempt was successful.
Native file server auditing software leaves a lot to be desired. No one has the time or the inclination to delve through thousands of file sever event logs and format them into a readable report. Doing this once would be a challenge, let alone on a regular basis. Lepide File Server auditing tool enables you automate your file activity monitoring efforts through pre-defined reports, real time alerts and behavioral analysis.
Absolutely. Changes to file server permissions can put your sensitive data at risk through unauthorized access or unwanted changes being made. Therefore, being able to effectively audit file server permission changes is critical. Lepide file server auditing tool provides real time alerts and pre-defined reports for all permission changes, as well as a view of the current and historical state of file server permissions.
File server auditing software gives you the visibility you need to determine whether your sensitive data is secure or whether you are open to security threats. The critical things you need to establish are: where is my sensitive data stored? Why is data sensitive? Who has access to data? What are users doing with data? Knowing the answers to these key file server auditing questions will enable you to better determine the state of your file server security.
There are many ways that file server auditing will help you to keep your sensitive data secure from threats. The Lepide File Server auditing software enables you to spot when users become threats through advanced user behavior analytics, threshold alerting and anomaly spotting. We have also included pre-defined threat model templates for a number of known file server security vulnerabilities, such as ransomware, insider threats, compromised users, privilege abuse and more.
We have hundreds of pre-defined audit reports for file server included in the Lepide file server auditing software, including but not limited to; all modifications, file copies, read successful, read failed, file and folder created, file and folder created failed, file and folder deleted, file and folder renamed, file and folder moved, permissions reports and more. Simplify and enhance your file server auditing with our pre-defined file server audit reports.
In our file sever auditing software, there is an in-built data classification engine with pre-defined rules and templates that you can enable right out of the box. During data classification, if a recognized pattern is found in the file, Lepide tags and classifies the data. The file will then be indexed for reporting and searching. Our data classification can be run periodically across all data in file server, or continually as new data is created in file server.