SharePoint Auditing and Enhanced Security for SharePoint Mobility with AvePoint Perimeter Service Pack 3

Post Date: 09/16/2014
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With the mobile workforce revolution well underway, it’s no surprise that we have moved beyond the days of employees doing everything on their work-issued laptop or desktop. In addition to working on their tablets and smartphones of choice, employees also need to do their jobs from beyond the office walls – whether they work remotely, are traveling for business, or are simply putting the finishing touches on that big presentation from home at night. While enabling this mobile workforce is great for productivity and workplace satisfaction, the safety of digital content still needs to be a priority for any organization. With AvePoint Perimeter, we help you ensure that all business-critical SharePoint content is accessed by trusted users, on trusted deices, and within trusted locations. Using Perimeter for SharePoint mobility, organizations can give users the freedom to choose how and with whom they want to collaborate all while keeping sensitive digital assets secure. Today, we released AvePoint Perimeter Service Pack (SP) 3, including Windows Phone support as well as new system-wide security monitoring and granular user SharePoint auditing features I’m going to spotlight in this post: Burglar Alarm and Daily Audit Tracking. Burglar Alarm Our first new SharePoint auditing feature ensures environments remain secure and users utilize SharePoint according to organizational data governance policies, administrators need monitoring and alerting capabilities across the entire system. Burglar Alarm is a new feature within the Perimeter Management console that allows administrators to monitor and proactively respond to the behavior of users engaging in suspicious activities related to:
  • Secure File Sharing
  • 2-Factor Authentication (2FA)
  • Log in attempts from non-authorized locations
  • Content downloads from all of SharePoint
[caption id="attachment_3586" align="alignnone" width="725"]Screenshot of the Burglar Alarm Report in AvePoint Perimeter Burglar Alarm allows administrators to monitor and proactively respond to the behavior of users engaging in suspicious activities.[/caption] These alerts are configurable by administrators, and can be received in the form of email notifications sent to the offending user’s direct manager in Active Directory as well as the Perimeter administrator. For offenders who work outside of the organization, the alert will be sent directly to the Perimeter administrator. With these customizable alerts, administrators can respond swiftly to ensure activities fall within company policy and the environment is kept secure. Daily SharePoint Auditing and Tracking The second new SharePoint auditing feature extends your view into SharePoint activity. In addition to system-wide monitoring capabilities, Perimeter SP 3 offers new granular SharePoint auditing capabilities to report on content access, sharing, and downloads for each individual user. Daily Audit Tracking enables administrators to create a single, exportable report of user activity within SharePoint and Perimeter over the course of a specified period of time. This view – which is exportable in CSV format – tracks all user activity across desktop or mobile browsers on multiple devices and operating systems, including:
  • Windows Phone
  • iOS
  • Android
[caption id="attachment_3587" align="alignnone" width="739"]Screenshot of Daily Audit Tracking in AvePoint Perimeter Daily Audit Tracking enables administrators to create a single, exportable report of user activity within SharePoint and Perimeter over the course of a specified period of time.[/caption] In addition to helping meet organizational record keeping and documentation needs, Daily User Tracking SharePoint auditing feature also provides insights on user activity and mobile access to help future SharePoint initiatives. With Perimeter, your organization can truly embrace the mobile revolution by providing a secure container that gives your users the ability to remotely access, share, and collaborate on SharePoint content without compromising content security. Want to learn more? Visit our product page today. Want to try it yourself? Register for a free trial download on our website.

With over 20 years of business and technology experience, Dux has driven organizational transformations worldwide with his ability to simplify complex ideas and deliver relevant solutions. He serves as the Chief Brand Officer of AvePoint who has authored the LinkedIn Learning course How to Build Your Personal Brand, the book SharePoint for Project Management, as well as numerous whitepapers and articles. As a public speaker, Dux has delivered engaging, interactive presentations to more than 25,000 people at leading industry events around the world. He also hosts the modern workplace podcast #shifthappens that focuses on how leading organizations navigated their business transformation journey. Dux advocates tirelessly for inclusion, using technology for good, and philanthropic initiatives. Connect with him: http://dux.sy

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