File share and NTFS permissions auditing.

Don't let your data get in the wrong hands. Monitor NTFS permission changes and ensure data security and compliance.

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  • An employee has full control over a file that stores critical customer data. They modify the share permissions on this file to allow a friend to steal the data. How long would it take you to spot this?

  • An IT admin grants an employee read/write permissions on a file when they only really need read access. This allows the employee to easily tamper with the integrity of the data in the file. Will you be able to restore file integrity before it's too late?

  • A dangerous file containing malware was created in one of your shared folders because someone had change access to this network share. Do you have succinct audit trails to help you uncover who made this change?

If your answer to any of these questions doesn't help address the problem quickly and efficiently, you might need to do more to keep your organization's security intact. Read on.

How permission changes can pose a threat.

  • Privilege misuse

    Privileged users with access to critical data and full control to tamper with it need to be monitored closely to ensure they don't change ownership rights on sensitive files or provide access to unauthorized users. This way, you can ensure that the principle of least privilege is implemented.

  • Compliance

    Limited access control to sensitive data is mandatory to meet compliance regulations like the GDPR, SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI DSS, FISMA, and ISO 27001. Unwarranted permission changes can lead to hefty fines for your organization.

  • Signs of a breach

    Suspicious NTFS permission changes can indicate a potential data breach. Hackers or malicious insiders can change permissions on important files to gain access, and then steal or leak your business’ data.

What you can do to prevent a breach.

Keep an eye on all NTFS permission changes to make sure that unwarranted access is not granted to anyone.

Monitor permission changes

Be aware of who has what permissions, what objects the permissions apply to, and the level of control users have on sensitive files and shared folders.

Monitor shared folders effective permissions

Be notified immediately if sensitive files are shared or NTFS permissions are modified to grant users more access than they need.

Stay vigilant of critical modifications

How ADAudit Plus protects your files and shared folders.

  • Real-time monitoring of all NTFS permission changes on your files
  • Instant alerts in case of a suspicious change in folder access
  • A complete audit trail of every modification to file shares
  • Reports on privileged users' file activities

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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is a real-time change auditing and user behavior analytics solution that helps keep your Active Directory, Azure AD, member servers, and workstations secure and compliant.

With the tool, you can:

  • Audit changes:

    Receive real-time notifications about changes occurring across the Windows server environment.

     
  • Track user logons:

    Gain complete visibility into user logon activity, tracking everything from logon failures to logon history.

     
  • Troubleshoot account lockouts:

    Detect lockouts instantly with alerts, and analyze their root cause with in-depth reports.

     
  • Monitor file integrity:

    Detect new programs and modifications to executable files.

     
  • User behavior analytics:

    Leverage advanced statistical analysis and machine learning techniques to detect anomalous behavior.

     
  • Demonstrate compliance:

    Get out-of-the-box reports that help meet SOX, HIPAA, PCI, GDPR, FISMA, and GLBA requirements.

     
  • Monitor privileged users:

    Get consolidated audit trails for administrators and other privileged user activities.

     
  • Actively respond to threats:

    Detect anomalies instantly, and configure the tool to automatically respond to incidents.

     
  • Integrate with SIEM:

    Forward log data to SIEM solutions.

     

What our customers say

We evaluated different software; ADAudit Plus is extremely easy to deploy and a cost-effective solution that helped us pass several industry related security audits, in-depth PEN audit test and meet HIPAA security guidelines.

- Renee Davis

CIO, Life Management Centerl

I highly recommend ADAudit Plus. Now, I can easily monitor user logons, file deletions / modifications, changes in AD and export them as reports. The friendly UI and product support before and after-purchase are excellent.

- Huseyin Akbaba

Information Technologies, Rmk Marine