Audit File Access to Detect Insider Threats and Improve the Security of Sensitive Data

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Data is the lifeblood of any organization today. Sensitive files — bank statements, patient records, and more — must be kept safe from unauthorized access. File access auditing is essential to ensuring data privacy. File access audit solutions can help organizations detect and prevent data loss and avoid repercussions.

Controlling access to critical data and keeping it secure is difficult without a specialized file access auditing solution. Abusive insider activity aimed at data exfiltration can go unnoticed unless a complete audit trail is continuously collected.

With the right solution, however, auditing file access can be easy. Netwrix Auditor provides file access audit capabilities that deliver continuous feedback on how secure the data stored on your file servers is.

Systems' native audit tools provide data which lacks contextual information. Event logs contain much noise, so they are difficult to analyze. Gathering audit data, making sense of it, and creating useful reports is a time-consuming, error-prone process. Moreover, log data can be erased, either maliciously or to avoid running out of disk space. Therefore, using a system's native capabilities to audit file access rarely enables timely and effective incident detection.

Organizations cannot afford hours of error-prone manual data collection or the risk of incomplete analysis. Netwrix Auditor automatically collects audit data about file access, and filters it using AuditAssurance™ technology. Human-readable reports ensure that InfoSec teams can stay current on security incidents and take timely action to prevent data loss.

Auditing file access and reporting on file, folder, share and permissions changes are core strengths of Netwrix Auditor for Windows File Servers. Rich auditing capabilities make it the preferred choice of many organizations that make the security of their sensitive data a priority.