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File Monitor

File Monitoring

File monitoring helps ensure the integrity of crucial application files and directories by tracking changes in its size, content, age, count, and availability. Since applications are associated to heaps of files, it might prove impossible to discover and keep track of every micro change that occurs. By allowing users to configure thresholds to critical parameters, our file monitoring tool automates the entire tracking process by instantly alerting whenever a breach is detected.

With Applications Manager's file activity monitoring, you can:

Track file change activities with ease

A file monitoring software like Applications Manager can help identify unauthorized back-end tampering of application documents. This comes in handy when dealing with highly sensitive information as tampering of file data could result in a security breach. Within a single dashboard, our file monitor gives you a visual representation of your file's health and availability status along with the file change statistics.

Applications Manager assesses the file integrity by monitoring attributes such as total file size, file size change, time since last modification and time of modification. Based on the threshold assigned by the user, our tool aggregates whether the file change is valid or not. You can also configure the monitor to get an alert if the file gets deleted.

File Activity Monitor - ManageEngine Applications Manager
File Monitor - ManageEngine Applications Manager

Detect application log errors with content check

Applications Manager offers a simple way to discover file changes by running a content check of a specific word or expression. This can be used in tracking application log files to help identify error messages that might often be invisible to the naked eye. By specifying the exact error code, our file monitor software will regularly scan through the document and instantly alert you whenever an error message appears on your application log files.

Conversely, you can also specify a particular word, like sensitive information or PII, and let our file monitor tool constantly check for any changes. In this case, you will be notified whenever the specified word gets altered or disappears from the file's content.

File Integrity Monitoring - ManageEngine Applications Manager

Check file modification age and period

Another important aspect in tracking the integrity of application files is through the age check feature. Applications Manager allows you to pre-determine the regularity at which the file should be modified and set up alarms accordingly. While certain application files like configuration files or privacy files should not be altered unsupervised, inactivity of certain files such as log files could cause performance deterioration.

For instance, if you want to ensure that a data privacy file is left untouched, you can use file integrity monitoring to notify you if and when the content is modified. It will point out the exact time it was modified and how long it has been since. Similarly, you can create a monitor to track to an application file and get alerted if there is inactivity within a certain period of time.

Perform file directory monitoring

Directory monitoring gives a detailed breakdown on all the sub-directories and files to help keep track of changes made to the main directory profile. Applications Manager is a convenient file directory monitoring tool that lets you track your directory size, size change, sub-directory count, file count, modification time, and time since last directory modification. In addition, you can create a filter to monitor specific files separately based on either size, last modified time, or created time.

Directory Monitor - ManageEngine Applications Manager

Set up your own File Monitor in just a few minutes!

Applications Manager supports agentless monitoring which is easy to configure and won't take more than just a few minutes. With support for over 150 technologies, Applications Manager serves as a one-stop solution for all your application, cloud, database, and server monitoring needs.

To set up your file monitor and experience all the features of Applications Manager, download a 30-day free trial now!

 

Customer Review

We are using ManageEngine® Applications Manager to monitor server health and availability along with database health. The alarm systems warn us ahead if the health is on its way to becoming critical. The reports help us observe the trend over a period of time. This program has helped us a lot by keeping a check on all of our systems at an affordable cost.

T.J. Gainey
Network Admin
MarMac Personal Protection, DuPont

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