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Real-Time Monitoring, Reporting & Alerting

Windows file server auditing

Detailed analysis of file storage and access attempts

FileAudit Plus by ManageEngine is agent-based file reporting and auditing software. You're able to monitor (in real-time) any changes to files in your file system as well as very thorough reports absolutely every activity ("who" did "what", "when" and from "where").


Real Time File Server Auditing & Reporting Tool

Track all changes made to the file objects in folders, sub-folders and even shared. Also watch for any changes made to a particular type of file - like .log files for instance as well as being able to exclude servers and file types.

FileAudit Plus File and Folder Access

In order for your organization's data security policies to be adequate, you need to use a real-time file monitoring tool to continuously to monitor your system files and keep an eye on Compliance standards (like PCI DSS (11.5), Sarbanes-Oxley (Section 404), FISMA (NIST SP800-53) ) as they specifically regulate the need to perform periodic checks for any unauthorized modification of critical files on Windows File servers (system files, configuration files or text files; and ensure a reporting activity for periodic security analysis or for forensics in the event of a security breach.

FileAudit Plus lets you keep a detailed record of every activity and file access - and be alerted by email of any unusual or critical activities - monitor file permissions, identify file owners and meet those Compliance requirements.

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File / Folder Changes

Track any changes to folders or files, and know performed the changes. When a file / folder was created / deleted / modified as well as the Windows File Server name with corresponding location - and WHO made the changes.

Files / Folders Read

Keep track of users who (while not making changes TO a folder or file) read the system file from time to time and perhaps get away with critical information.

Files / Folders Permission Changes

You're able to monitor the access permissions to shares, folders or files that cause the ability to modify system files - and check the FileAudit Plus reports to identify authorized / unauthorized changes.

Files / Folders Owner Changes

You'll also be able to monitor and maintain a track of any unauthorized changes to ownership of files or folders - or even folder owner replacing / assigning a additional owner.

Files / Folders SACL Changes

Being able to audit a file system object's SACL (system access control list) security settings and ensure that those settings are not tampered with.

Files / Folders Access Denied

Ability to monitor every failed attempt to read / modify / delete a file, folder or share - as well as ability to get real-time email notification alerts before a backdoor event becomes a success.

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System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Hardware Recommended
Processor P4 - 1.5 GHz
Disk Space 20 GB

Note: The additional disk space used by database will vary depending on the number of Files and audited events captured.

Software Requirements

Supported Operating Systems - ManageEngine FileAudit Plus can be installed and run on the following Microsoft Windows operating system versions:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Supported Browsers - ManageEngine FileAudit Plus requires one of the following browsers to be installed in the system

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Firefox 3.6 and above
  • Google Chrome

Preferred screen resolution 1024 x 768 pixels or higher

Supported Platforms

ManageEngine FileAudit Plus supports the following platforms:

  • Active Directory 2003 and above
  • Windows File Server 2003 and above

The FileAudit Plus Software is suited to audit small, medium and large scale organizations to assist the enterprise administrators handling multiple Domains and Domain Controllers.


FileAudit Plus Standard Edition
License Fee

* Annual Maintenance & Support Fee

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