I'm happy to announce the eagerly-awaited release of Novell File Reporter 2.0 took place last Friday. In coordination with the release, we also released Novell Storage Manager 3.1.
Novell File Reporter 2.0 is a complete re-architecture of its predecessor featuring a new interface, database, and a variety of new report types. A collection of new Permissions reports can significantly help customers address corporate compliance requirements and close potential security loopholes that are a result of the constant growth of unstructured data (files and folders) in the data center. For example, you can now quickly identify which users have access to a particular folder or file on the network and how those users obtained that access. You can also identify all of the files and folders a particular user has rights to on the network.
But Permissions reports, are only one of a variety of report classifications which include Directory Data reports, File Data reports, and Trending reports.
Novell File Reporter lets you report on the content of storage devices that reside in eDirectory and Active Directory -- at the same time! That means, for example, that your customized report can specify the file content of NetWare and OES volumes, along with the file content of Windows shares and NAS devices in Active Directory.
You'll be hearing a lot more about Novell File Reporter 2.0 during the marketing launch activities that will be taking place right after BrainShare. During BrainShare, be sure to attend one of the many sessions on Novell File Reporter and look for the Novell File Reporter 2.0 article in the BrainShare edition of Open Horizons magazine.
Novell Storage Manager 3.1 is an integrated update to Novell File Reporter 2.0. If you have both product updates, you can have Novell File Reporter generate reports on storage devices that are part of Novell Storage Manager policies.
Additionally, Novell Storage Manager 3.1 includes mobile management capabilities from an iOS or Android device, a new Network Operations Center dashboard, and some new pre-migration and post-migration tools for large Cross-Empire Data Migration projects.
My current position entails monitoring a network, and one thing the bosses want are reports of who goes where and how they got there. I believe this will make it a lot easier to do. Thanks for the update!