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PA File Sight will help you determine who is reading from and writing to important files. It can tell you when a new file or folder is created or renamed. And, when a file or folder gets deleted, PA File Sight can tell you who did it. Plus, you can often find out what program was used to perform the action.

Besides file access auditing and logging actions, the Ultra Edition helps you further by providing historical reports to help see what happened the earlier, whether you chose to be notified or not. AND it lets you alert on user usage patterns (reading X files in Y time for example) to help detect file copying activity.

File Auditing Features


  • All files or just a subset
  • File and folder creation, deletion, access (reads), changes (writes)
  • File and folder permission changes
  • Successful actions and well as failures
  • Real-time monitoring that does not require enabling system audit events

Alert Details:

  • Date and time of action
  • Target file and folder
  • User account, including domain
  • Activity that was done to the file

Notification Responses:

  • Email message
  • SMS text message
  • SNPP pager, etc.
  • Record to a log file
  • Run a program
  • Write to a database for later reports (Ultra only)
  • Reports in text, HTML, .CSV or PDF formats




Remote Monitoring



Remote Monitoring


Monitoring remote servers, even across the firewalls and the Internet



SNAP Tunnels

Safely send data to remote networks using SNAP Tunnels



Remote Support

Securely connect to monitored servers with Remote Desktop even through firewalls and across the Internet with PA File Sight







File Sight Monitor

The File Sight monitor watches real time file access by users and programs. You can configure which files it watches, and how you are notified when a particular operation (file read, write, delete, etc) occurs.

The Ultra version also lets you:
* Record the file access operations to a database for reporting (by user, by file, by operation, etc)
* Alert on user usage patterns (ie user reads X amount of data in Y time

NOTE: This monitor can ONLY monitor drives on the local computer. Watching files on remote computers requires that the PA File Sight service (or a Satellite) be installed on the remote computers.







http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_callURL.gifCall URL

This action will call a URL you specify, optionally posting information about the current alert. This makes it easy to connect to a helpdesk/ticketing system.




http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_modem_dialer.gifDial-Up Connection

Connects or disconnects a Windows Dial-up Connection. Typically this is for servers that are not on the Internet, but need to connect to send alerts.



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_email.gifE-mail Alert

Sends SMTP email messages to mail boxes, cell phones, mobile devices, etc. The E-mail action has Alert Digests which are a powerful/friendly feature that combines multiple alerts that happen within a short time into a single email notification. This can be very helpful when something goes really wrong. You can easily specify when messages should be sent or suppressed.



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_script.gifExecute Script

Similar to the Execute Script monitor, this Action lets you extend the list of available actions via your own script written in VBScript. Many variables from the source monitor are also available for creating rich, situation-specific responses.



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_msgbox.gifMessage Box

A simple message box that displays monitor findings. These message boxes are smart: if there are many pending alerts you can easily dismiss them all at once.



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_email.gifMonitor-Directed Email

The monitor which detects a problem specifies the email address to use for each alert. This is very useful when sending reminders and alerts to end users such as with the User Quota Monitor and the Directory Quota Monitor.



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_netmsg.gifNetwork Message (Net Send)

Sends a message box containing the critical monitor details to every place that you are logged in.



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_pager.gifPager Alert via SNPP

Send monitor results to pagers via standard Simple Network Paging Protocol (SNPP). You can easily specify when messages should be sent or suppressed, and the content of the message.



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_phone_dtmf.gifPhone Dialer (DTMF/SMS)

Dials a modem/phone and optionally sends DTMF commands or other commands (to send SMS messages for example). This is typically used by a disconnected server to send an alert over a normal phone line (where the CallerID identifies the server)



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_sound.gifPlay Sound

Audible alert when monitors detect a problem with the server.



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_reboot.gifReboot Server

Reboots the server if a monitor has detected a critical system failure.



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_sms.gifSMS Text Message

Send SMS text messages to your mobile device via your service providers SMS Internet gateway (SMPP server). You can control which information gets sent, as well as when messages are allowed.



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_snmp_trap_monitor.gifSNMP Trap

Sends an SNMP Trap with details from the monitor firing the action



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_startapp.gifStart Application

Starts a specified application when the monitor triggers actions



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_start_service.gifStart Service

Sends control messages to the Windows Service Control Manager to start, stop or restart a specified service.




Sends monitor alerts to a Syslog server on the network



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_event_log.gifWrite to Event Log

Writes monitor details to the Windows Event Log.



http://www.poweradmin.com/images/ico_log_file.gifWrite to Log File

Log the findings of any triggered monitor to a file. Separate files can be created for each day, week, month, etc.










Reporting Features



HTTP accessible reports

Reports are generated in HTML and accessible from within the PA File Sight Console application, or from a web browser



Password Protection

Password protect web reports in PA File Sight



Server Status

Easily see at a glance the state of your server along with system statistics



Group Summary

See a one line status indicator per server to see at a glance how the servers in your data center are doing. Per-group status reports are also supported.



All Errors Report

The All Errors report show all recent errors on all monitors on all servers/devices within a group. This is a good place to quickly get a detailed view of any problems happening on the network.



All Servers Report

This report shows all of your servers in a group in a single page. Each server is a small box that is color coded according to the status of the monitors on that server.



Visual Status Map

See a graphical map that contains status indicators that show you at a glance how servers in different geographic regions are doing.



Satellite Status

Quickly see the current status of an individual Satellite Monitoring Service.



Satellite Summaries

Two reports that let you see the status of all of the Satellites at once.



Ad Hoc Reports

Generate reports on the fly to quickly see graphical trends



Scheduled Reports

You can create scheduled reports which will get created when you want them, and optionally email the report to a list of recipients. Scheduled report URLs are stable so you can add them to your Favorites list to quickly and easily see the latest results.



Group Settings

Group summary reports can be specified and controlled in a per-group way. In addition, group reports can be automatically emailed to anyone that needs to keep track of the servers.



System Activity Log

Quickly see which monitors are running, how long they are taking, which actions are being fired and more.




Other Features



Automated Maintenance Schedule

While a computer is in maintenance mode, PA File Sight won't run monitors. It will turn itself back on automatically after the maintenance window expires if you manually entered maintenance mode, or it can automatically enter and leave maintenance mode on a schedule.



Bulk Configuration

Perform changes of settings in actions, monitors, reports and scheduling for several servers at one time, or copy configuration settings to other servers.



Configuration Security

Password protect the PA File Sight Console, and alert on changes that could affect monitoring.



Database Options

Easily point PA File Sight at the embedded SQLite database or use an external Microsoft SQL Server.



Easy Deploy

Paste a list of servers or IP address from the local network into a list and let PA File Sight silently deploy the Satellite Monitoring Service to those machines for you.



Easy to Use and Configure

"...hands down the most straight-forward, uncluttered and effective monitoring tool I have used" - A satisfied customer



Embedded HTTP Server

Control the HTTP port that PA File Sight uses, and optionally enable HTTPS (SSL)



Error Auditing

Keep track of which errors have been reviewed and acknowledged. Also a great way for administrators to have an overview of any errors within their area of responsibility.



External API

Send basic configuration requests to the product via an HTTPS URL.



Runs as a service

PA File Sight is composed of a console that you interact with, and a system service that is started when the computer boots up and is always running in the background.



Server Grouping

Group servers together in visual groups to help keep track of them. Group-based status reports are also available.



Simple Branding

Easily brand PA File Sight to have your name and graphics by simply dropping a couple of files into the installation directory. See Branding



Simple Installation

Takes less than 3 minutes to install and get a default installation customized for your system.