IS Decisions

FileAudit


4.5 / 5
19 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Large Government & Enterprise solutions are impressed with the ease of use in a high risk and complex environment. SMB customers find our solutions to be fast, efficient & affordable.


Average Ratings

19 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $826.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    Price is per system to audit (server where files to audit are located)
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • IS Decisions
  • www.fileaudit.com
  • Founded 2001
  • France

About FileAudit

Proactively track, audit, report and alert on all access to files and folders on Windows servers. FileAudit is installed in less than 3 minutes on any machine and offers real-time monitoring to access or access attempts, automatic email alerts, reports according to multiple criteria ( (path, file type, access type, IP source address, time, etc.) for auditing and regulatory compliance, alerts on mass access, copying, deletion or movement of bulk files that indicate a potential breach and more.


FileAudit Features

  • Compliance Management
  • Dashboard
  • Exceptions Management
  • Internal Controls Management
  • Issue Management
  • Multi-Year Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Anti Spam
  • Anti Virus
  • Audit Trail
  • Compliance Management
  • Database Security Audit
  • File Access Control
  • Financial Data Protection
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Security Event Log
  • Virus Definition Update
  • Vulnerability Protection

FileAudit Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Works great for smaller file servers, however db customization is required for larger deployments

Jan 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Ease of use to browse logs

- Customization of folders to monitor

- Alerts

Cons: - The database for our version was powered by Microsoft Access out-of-the-box. This has proven problematic for us as the database automatically shuts down when the file size hits 2GB. While the system does have an option to migrate the database to an SQL Server, there are no clear instructions on how to do so.

- Tracking a large amount of files can take a performance toll on the server.

Overall: Worked great for easily tracking read/write access to files including tracking down root causes of accidental file deletion / overwrite. However, the Microsoft Access backed database solution is not suited for large scale environments due to the inherent file limit associated with this database type. Would have liked to see an SQL Express based deployment out-of-the-box.

My Experience with FileAudit

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Software is very easy to use and has a very friendly interface. Like the way it does real-time auditing on all of our files servers and can export the results to different formats.

Cons: I don't like how it doesn't alerts you if the service stops. It only sends the alert messages when you start the service again, but by that time it's too late and you have missed several auditing event. Also, it is hard for a user who receives the report to know when a file was moved because a Move is a Read, Delete, and Write combination. It would be nice if FileAudit would report that is a move with that combination like other software.

Overall: We can find out when management ask who accessed what files in a specific time period. We can also let someone know who deleted a file in a particular time period.

Wonderfull Software for Auditors

Jan 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy use and configuration, It does not need to big sized space on the drive

Cons: I did not look it , I've to look alternatives but totally I like it

Overall: We have been using to Fileaudit about two years, It is easy use and configurated, We never see any issue related the log management, If you compare with other reckit it is cheap and user friendly, Thanks for developers,

FileAudit review

Jan 24, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, overall great license structure

Cons: none, very please with the software and support

File Audit - Great Software

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the file Access Viewer, It gives you a good in depth look at who and what is accessing files on your file servers. The Scheduled Reports are nice and can be sent directly to your email.

Cons: Interface is sort of dated. Looks like Windows server 2012/Windows 8

Overall: We use File Audit to monitor mass data removal from our file server and to run reports when files get accidentally moved or deleted. Its nice to see who is trying to access files that are lacking permissions.

User Friendly Software

Jan 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is easy to configure, user friendly.

Cons: The software is limited function available.

Overall: The price of this software is reasonable, easy to configure and using.

Capterra loader

Great Tool!

Jan 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is very easy to use, simple to configure and does not require any external database. It worth all the money you spend for it!

Cons: Sometimes CPU utilization goes to 100% (but it depends on the CPU and how many files/folders are monitored)

Overall: We use FileAudit to monitor our NAS server, in order to be GDPR compliant.

Like no other

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simplicity. It is easy to understand and use.

Cons: To be honest, I can't think of any at this point.

Overall: We got FileAudit due to a breach of trust from a key employee. We didn't expect it to happen and when it did we were dumbfounded. This adds a layer of accountability to all staff members.

Perfect solution for use-case

Jan 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and support. Tool was simple to install and support was easy to engage.

Cons: DB config is not completely straightforward.

Could use an automated backup solution (for both scheduled DB and config settings).

Overall: We required a solution to audit and report on a corporate Windows fileshare. I trialed several solutions, then found FileAudit was straightforward, provided all the reporting and alerting requirements we had, no bloat or BS, and support provided valuable suggestions during the initial config period.

FileAudit help us to find work group problems

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I see all details and I can apply filters.

Cons: By default use Ms Access engine and you have to be careful with database size or use another DB engine.

Capterra loader

FileAudit is a good software

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's simple, effective and useful for me and my customer

Cons: Data retention and sql optimization. tiny problems

Overall: fileaudit effectively registers access to the confidential information of a Remote DeskTop system

Simple to configure with fast email alerts in real-time.

Jan 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: FileAudit lets you easily specify multiple directories to audit on your network and create rules such as monitoring file reads or writes (per directory). The instant email notifications when a threshold is reached mean we can review any suspicious activity, as it happens which is something we really value!

Cons: Initially we were getting too many email alerts, but that was our own fault for not picking sensible thresholds for file reads or writes. I guess if there were some recommended values or ways it could analyse 'normal' activity and suggest thresholds for your environment, that would be the only improvement I could think of.

fileaudit review

Jan 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: software is easy to use. inexpensive solution.

Cons: there's no tech support for USA. No phone or chat options.

File Audit

Jan 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Installation and setup are extremely quick

Cons: Sometimes Simplified GUI makes it feel too simplistic sometimes and you need to dig around to find what you want

Overall: The software is easy to install and configure to get basic auditing set up very quickly. When I have needed help the IS Decision support team have been very responsive.

Gets the job done

Jan 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Setup was easy. Immediately see results. Getting used to the software did not take long.

Cons: There were some redundancy in the user interface.

Overall: Setting up the software was easy. Support was top notch responsive.

Functional and simple

Jan 25, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: very easy to install and configure. Reporting is quite extensive, which is good though after setting up the proper reporting structure we wanted it runs smooth with no issues.

Cons: not many features and a basic auditing program but that is what we were looking for.

Overall: From the first email with Sales, they were very quick with their replies, really knew the product and assisted with install, config and various questions about FileAudit. Great product, great team and get price!

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File Audit is Awesome

Jan 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that the product lets me know when and if someone is trying to grab a large sum of files from the server as well as if they are probing in blocked folders trying to find access to something that they should not have.

Cons: Not much to dislike, it does what we need it to do and it is consistent and reliable.

Overall: It has been a great overall experience.

File Audit for Windows

Jan 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy installation and setup, the product is operational with in minutes of installation. The sales and support staff are very helpful in dealing with questions.

Cons: We have found no issues or problems with the software

Overall: File Audit was purchased to monitor peoples activity on specific folders on the file server and report in real time any breaches.

FileAudit

Jan 08, 2019
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of installation

Ease of Deployment

Support

Cons: Access Levels - its an all or nothing software, can only audit what it can access and can only access what you grant it.