Auditing and Reporting Module
Globalscape’s Enhanced File Transfer Server’s Auditing and Reporting Module (ARM) captures all of the transfers passing through EFT Server, allowing you to query the data and view reports from EFT Server’s Administrative console. With this module, administrators can analyse transfer logs immediately using preconfigured reports, or you can custom build your own reports using the integral report designer.
EFT Server with ARM records the events between the server and client, then enables you to effectively search and present that information any way you want. You can use it for:
Billing – Track usage and bill your clients more accurately.
Statistical Analysis – Establish trends, find out who your most active customers are, or when demand is the highest.
Troubleshoot – Capture all socket, protocol, authentication, and transfer information, then rapidly analyse it to pinpoint problems.
Non-repudiation – Audit transactions throughout their lifecycle, ensuring your ability to determine if and when a particular event or transfer occurred. Prove whether something happened, when it happened, and who was responsible for making it happen.
It’s All Built Right In
EFT Server with ARM comes with a 2GB database, 30 preconfigured reports, and a visual custom report designer. You can use the database for production or just for testing. If you have a SQL database you’d rather use, simply point to it instead—it’s up to you.
Enabling and configuring EFT Server with ARM is as simple as switching it on and pointing it to the recording database. EFT Server takes care of the rest. The visually based report designer uses familiar Microsoft’s Access-style controls that you can use to build customised reports quickly and easily.
EFT Server with ARM captures significantly more data points than standard file logging. Data is stored in real time in a relational database, which you can then query from the EFT Server Administrator, or query directly from your own reporting system.
Query live data and pull it into a report in seconds. When a report is executed, EFT Server with ARM connects to the database and retrieves audited data based on the specified criteria and generates a report you can view directly in the EFT Server Administrative console. Use the preconfigured reports, or create your own reports using the visually-based report designer.
Search for a particular transaction from a specified date range. You can also select a report and then perform searches on it for even more granular analysis, filtering the results based on multiple criteria such as time, protocol, IP, file name, or bytes transferred. EFT Server with ARM enables you to find out what is happening and analyse why quickly and efficiently. You can export reports in .html, .pdf, .vp, or .txt formats.
The included preconfigured reports have been carefully selected based on extensive interviews and research into the most important reporting needs, such as troubleshooting, nonrepudiation, billing, and trending.