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Security View: Insights on file security posture

Once you've set up the solution and the first file scan is completed, you can start viewing data on your dashboard. The dashboard sports a tree view, providing both a domain-level perspective and granular insights into drives, folders, and files.

The Security View shows analytics on the permissions of the analyzed files and folders. By default, the Security View has the following panels:

Files owned by stale users: Shows the graphical breakdown of the number of files owned by inactive, disabled, deleted, and expired users.

Inconsistent permissions: Shows the number and percentage of files and folders with broken inheritances.

Open access: Shows the number and percentage of files that are publicly accessible to users and groups. For example, say that the Everyone group has been granted access to a particular file. This will lead to most domain users having unregulated access to that file even though not all users need access to it. The overview of files with public access is captured on the dashboard. By default, open access is configured as Everyone and Guests groups that have Any Control, and Authenticated Users with Full Control. You can modify this setting in Report Configuration.

Open access (user-based): Lists the five users who own the most number of files with unregulated access.

Active files owned by stale users: Shows the total number of active files owned by stale users. Active files are files that have been accessed and/or modified recently.

Ownership summary: Shows the users who own the most number of files and folders.

File- and folder-level insights: View security permission details by drilling down to the file or folder level in the tree view.

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