I know it’s so cliché, but it’s a great analogy. Trying to find the events that matter in your native file activity logs on Windows and NAS devices is like finding a needle in a haystack. These logs are so verbose, so performance-intensive, and so difficult to manage that most organizations don’t even bother with them.
But, anything can be in any file. Any file can be the one that sinks you. As a result, every file equals risk. And if I’m trying to manage my risk, I want information. I want to know who is accessing my data, who’s not, and which files aren’t being accessed at all. I want to know who is accessing data successfully and unsuccessfully. I also want to be able to identify patterns of activity indicative of bad actors doing bad things, like crypto ransomware attacks and data exfiltration activities.
In order to answer any of these questions, you first need to understand why relying on native logging is a fruitless effort.
If you’re looking for a better approach and perhaps are tired of dealing with these aforementioned shortcomings, STEALTHbits has scalable, comprehensive, and affordable options for you. Depending on the questions you’re trying to answer and the other technologies you may have already invested in (like SIEM for example), you may need more or less of what STEALTHbits has to offer. Regardless of the option you choose, however, STEALTHbits’ file activity monitoring solutions eliminate the challenges associated with native logging and put you in complete control. Here’s a quick synopsis of what we have to offer:
It’s worth mentioning that any of STEALTHbits’ solutions can be easily integrated with other solutions like SIEM, DLP, IAM, and ITSM to fill critical gaps with concern to the visibility and capabilities needed to make these programs truly successful.
To learn more about STEALTHbits’ file activity monitoring capabilities, check out our File Activity Monitoring page.
As General Manager, Adam is responsible for product lifecycle and market adoption from concept to implementation through to customer success. He is passionate about market strategies, and developing long-term path for success for our customers and partners.
Previously, Adam served as CMO and has held a variety of senior leadership positions at Stealthbits – now part of Netwrix including Sales, Marketing, Product Management, and Operational Management roles where his focus has consistently been setting product strategy, defining roadmap, driving strategic engagements and product evangelism.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA.
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