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About File Analysis

File Analysis is part of DataSecurity Plus, a unified data security platform. It provides deep insights for enhancing file security and storage management. Receive information on file permissions, disk usage, and storage efficiency in the form of charts as well as predefined and customizable reports.

Using the solution to analyze file metadata through visual analytics, you can:

Analyze file storage

Locate stale and non-business files, analyze file storage patterns, view reports on file type distribution, and more.

Spot file security issues

Check effective permissions, and identify files and folders allowing unrestricted access, inconsistencies in permission propagation, and more.

Spot potential ransomware infections

Detect ransomware file extensions with the help of our built-in, up-to-date library. Automate a suitable response to isolate infected files.

Manage file and folder storage

Detect duplicate files, unused files, and empty folders, and delete them directly from reports to optimize disk storage.

This guide aims to help users install and set up DataSecurity Plus' File Analysis module, and receive analytics on their file storage environment.

Supported platforms

File analysis can be performed across the following Microsoft Windows Server versions:

  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

The DataSecurity Plus agent can only run on a machine with .NET framework version 4 or higher in addition to any of the server OS versions mentioned above.

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