What data is being Transmitted in and out of the organization?
FTP makes it easy to send data offsite and bring data in from remote locations. It is important to know what data is entering and leaving the company to ensure that all transmissions are authorized. This is especially true of files containing sensitive company and customer information. Much FTP usage is “ad-hoc” and auditing is the only way to ensure that people aren’t misappropriating company resources and data.
Knowing what data is transmitting in and out of the Enterprise is also a critical part of managing FTP usage. This information forms the basis for modifying FTP server configuration settings, setting folder and file permissions and managing user ID tables. It also provides information that can be used to identify sensitive file names to FTP/Sentry.
FTP/Sentry’s File Usage view summarizes FTP usage by file name. It shows the number of transactions initiated by for each node of the file names accessed via FTP. It summarizes file activity by secured versus unsecured access.
Drill Down for File Usage Details
Double-click a file name entry to see a detailed list of transactions involving files by that name (or pattern).