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File System - Services

File System Permission Analysis

File system permissions are a very sensitive topic. In many projects, we have repeatedly found the same initial situation: the folder structures and their permissions have grown all over years since the start of the company. There are lots of directories with thousands of substructures and correspondingly a large amount of legacy data.
Permissions are usually only granted. In most cases, no one even thinks about revoking the permissions if they become obsolete. However, file system permissions are essential and, if assigned correctly, they provide effective protection against data theft and malware (e.g. encryption Trojans).
permSECURE - Filesystem Analyse

Have you also lost track of your folder structures and their permissions or do you simply want to establish a contemporary data culture in your company?
Would you like to regain an overview of the following topics?

  • How deep are your permissions?
  • Who can access where?
  • Where are inheritance breaks?
  • Where are open areas (access for everyone)?
  • Where are mis- or over-permissions?
  • Where are still permission mismatches at deep levels?


We are happy to support you in analyzing your folder structures and file system permissions with tools that go far beyond the Windows on-board utilities.

Workshops and Conceptual Design

Managing file system permissions and creating complex permission concepts does not have to be difficult! Are you faced with the challenge of having to revise your permission  situation? Contact us. Our experienced consultants will provide you with the latest best practices in workshops, analyze your folders and permissions for optimization potential, and work with you to create a concept that will allow you to easily manage your file system permissions in the future.

We analyze your file server folder structures and their permissions and show you ways to a new, clearly defined structure that is authorized according to NTFS Best Practices.

permSECURE - Filesystem Workshop

  • Together we determine and discuss the current situation in your file system and work out a way to more transparency in the file system
    in a 1 – 2 day workshop.
  • We show you possibilities to structure your folders and to adapt the file system permissions to common standards.
  • Together with you we will create a suitable strategy for a clear structure of the folders with correct access rights.
  • We want to increase the data culture in your company and for your users.
  • We explain how you can benefit from current technologies, such as DFS (Distributed FileSystem) or ABE (Access Based Enumeration).
  • We present concepts to keep your folders and file system permissions tidy and consistent in the future.
Are you looking for more information? Have a look at our whitepaper about
NTFS Best Practices!

File System Permission Optimization

You are about to move to a new file server, want to transfer your file system permissions between two directory services or simply want to adapt your permissions to current standards?

We have developed an adjustment path that allows your users to continue working almost without interruption. The required folders and file system permissions are set up in a new, empty share and the necessary permission groups are created in Active Directory, including the members. The data is then copied from the existing share to the newly created share with various jobs. At a defined downtime, access is blocked for the users, a final delta copy is performed and access to the new share is activated for the users.

permSECURE - Filesystem Migration

  • We support you during  the optimization of your file servers and their permissions and also implement these together with you.
  • With our classic adjustment path, the cleanup will be easy and fast. Together we model the new structures, including the necessary accesses.
  • We support you in transfering your folder permissions from Novell eDirectory (or Microfocus Open Enterprise Server) to a Microsoft Active Directory.

Revising file system permissions does not have to be difficult. We support you from a simple technical cleanup of permissions (e.g. removal of duplicate permissions, removal of unnecessary inheritance breaks …) and adaptation of these to NTFS Best Practices, to a complete rebuild of the folder structure. We are also happy to address your individual requirements and wishes. There is an adequate solution for every challenge!