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Got ‘Butter Fingers’ On Your Network Deleting Files or Folders?

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Track down users deleting files or folders from network drives.

In many organizations, the most valuable and sensitive data resides on file shares. Accordingly, file shares are monitored very closely for availability, security, compliance and data protection reasons.

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Monitoring Windows file shares can be a lot of work. Typically, you’ve got to analyze event logs from individual servers and collate them to get the data that’s needed to produce audit trails detailed enough to satisfy audit requirements. For troubleshooting and forensics, analyzing logs individually makes it difficult to spot trends across multiple file shares. Auditing file access on file servers can also overload your log files and/or SIEM systems.

Find Out What Users Are Deleting Files or Folders With LANGuardian

Use the advanced deep packet inspection features in LANGuardian to track down user deleting data off your network file shares. Active Directory integration lets you see the associated username.

There is no need for agent\clients or no need to enable auditing on your file servers. File names and actions are captured from network traffic.

With LANGuardian, you can monitor and record every access to windows file shares without the need for logs or software agents.  It records details of user name, client application, server name, event type, file name, and data volume. All of this information is captured passively from network traffic via a SPAN port.

Click on the image below to access interactive LANGuardian demo and see the power of network traffic and security monitoring in action.

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File activity monitoring is a standard feature of LANGuardian. Common use cases include tracking down users who deleted files to finding the source of Ransomware on a network. Many of our customers also use network traffic monitoring to verify that there are no other infected PC’s active on their networks