Just because multiple computers are connected to the same network doesn’t mean they must or can share files and folders. Sharing can be the primary way of important data to get leaked, which is not the kind of thing you want to happen in your business. In this regard, EMCO Permissions Audit lets administrators thoroughly view and configure share permissions across a network.
Quickly scan and view network devices
Make sure you install the application on an administrator computer, and that proper credentials are provided in order to be able to snoop through connected PCs. The interface makes sure you don’t have a hard time figuring out how functions work, with a side panel that lets you access network devices and computers, and more details in the rest of the space, which is cleverly organized with several groups of details.
First of all, you need to initiate the scan process yourself, because the application doesn’t automatically start. The neat thing is that items are shown in the list as they are detected, even structured in groups, according to network mappings and structures. In case you need to perform permission check frequently, you’re free to add multiple items to favorites list for easy access later on.
Generate reports and compare for differences
Simply selecting a network device from a list unveils all of its shared folders, as well as the users and groups which have access to them. Given proper access, you’re free to view and even modify read and write control. In addition, you have the possibility to add custom sharing and permission rules, but no option to access or handle files directly.
Just to help out better with analysis, the application comes with options to generate reports. Accessed from a dedicated menu, you can quickly have a full data report built on the spot, or take the time to configure shares and folders data for a custom scan or all. In addition, you can have two shares or folders reports compared to see what changed, and if for the best.
On an ending note
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that EMCO Permissions Audit is a powerful companion for network administrators, letting you easily scan network devices, and handle read and write permissions for files and folders. Sure enough, you can’t directly manipulate data, nor set up alerts when and if things change, but the applications is worth a try overall.
Minimum Hardware Requirements
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or equivalent
2 GB of RAM
250 MB of free disk space
Recommended Hardware Requirements
6th Generation Intel Core Processor or equivalent
4 GB of RAM
500 MB of free disk space
Windows XP (with SP3 or later), Windows XP x64 (with SP2 or later), Windows 2003 (with SP2 or later), Windows 2003 x64 (with SP2 or later), Windows 2003 R2, Windows 2003 R2 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 x64, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 x64, Windows 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 2012 R2, Windows 10, Windows 10 x64
|EMCO Permissions Audit (Site License)||$ 595.00|
|EMCO Permissions Audit (Enterprise License)||$ 795.00|