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Introducing Morro Data Audit

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June 18, 2018
Introducing Morro Data Audit

Introducing Morro Data Audit

Recent enhancements to the Morro Data CloudNAS have enabled more enterprise features.

For IT managers looking for modern storage solution our CloudNAS 3-in-1 File Services enables primary and secondary storage consolidation, multi-office file share and sync, and backup and disaster recovery in a single unified solution.

With our recent announcement of Azure AD integration and very cost-effective positioning compared to SharePoint and Azure File Sync, CloudNAS is ideally suited to offload, enhance and complement these products in your overall business storage infrastructure.

With our centralized cloud-based management, we already make it much easier for IT admins to manage the whole system from anywhere they have web access.  Now, we are pleased to introduce Morro Audit to give admins greater visibility into the CloudNAS and file usage.

Morro Audit captures activity on any share being accessed by users.  After you enable auditing, you can search for hundreds of individual types of events.  Audit will show both Session and Event log information such as the number of connections by User, Gateway or IP Address.

 

Audit Elements

  1. Dashboard – The Audit dashboard gives an overview of the system usage. It shows a heat map of sessions and events and graphs of user information by Session or by Event.
  2. Settings – Use the Settings page to specify which Shares to include in the Audit. The events and sessions for a share are not logged until Audit is enabled for that share.
  3. Sessions – The Sessions page tracks the connections to the system. Each session contains a collection of events, which can be viewed in the Events page.
  4. Events – The Events page tracks the event logs, which audits the activities on the files.
  5. Saved Event Stream – Event Streams are created on the Events page. The streams are a collection of event logs from the file system that are created based on search criteria such as user, gateway, shares, and date/time.

 

Using Audit

Once you have set up Audit, you can

  1. Run an audit log search
  2. View the search results
  3. Filter the search results
  4. Export the search results to a file

Audit is useful in troubleshooting, discovery and governance.  So why is this information useful? It’s useful both from a security aspect and just keeping up with what’s going on in your environment. Audit logs can be key in figuring out the root cause of an on-going issue.

Audit is now in available for preview.  If you are interested, please contact us to participate in our Morro Audit Beta Program.

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