Novell® File Reporter 2.0 Released

Latest version delivers detailed file storage intelligence on both Novell and Microsoft networks for efficiency and compliance

Feb 26, 2013, 09:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell today announced the availability of the only identity-based storage reporting solution, Novell File Reporter 2.0, providing enterprises that face data loss prevention and data governance issues access to the most comprehensive tools to optimize network storage while protecting vulnerable assets.

Adding to the existing Novell File Management Suite, Novell File Reporter 2.0 integrates with both eDirectory and Active Directory to simultaneously report on Novell and Microsoft network folder and file data and corresponding file rights.  Most notable among the new product capabilities are permissions reports which can specify all users who have access to a selected network folder, and all of the network folders a specific user can access.

"The exploding growth of file-based data, coupled with compliance to data governance initiatives calls for organizations to make data management proficiencies a requirement," said Dave Wilkes, vice president of engineering at Novell.  "In order to achieve significant and lasting improvements, organizations need to intelligently comply with industry, government and corporate regulations. Novell File Reporter 2.0 gives them the ability to report on who is storing files, what files users are storing, where files are stored and who has access to any particular file."

Key new features of Novell File Reporter 2.0 include:

  • New architecture that supports simultaneous integration with eDirectory and Active Directory and includes a SQL database and offers web-based administration.
  • New reporting capabilities that provide a stronger connection to network directory services and:
    • Permissions reports that indicate who has access to a particular file or the access rights of a particular user.
    • Trending reports that show the growth of data on a Novell volume or Windows share over a period of time.
    • Aggregate reports that record files and folders located on storage resources in eDirectory and Active Directory.

With this release, Novell continues to build on its innovative portfolio of products that provide answers to pressing industry questions. With recent releases of products like Novell Dynamic File Services, Novell ZENworks® Mobile Management and Novell GroupWise® 2012, Novell is helping organizations deal with the challenges of data governance and compliance, mobility and collaboration. 


Novell File Reporter 2.0 is currently available with pricing at $15 per user.  For more information, visit or contact your Novell representative.

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