Analysis Rules

Analysis rules identify issues within your content sources. Each rule embodies a different type of problem. 

Empty Group

Detects groups that do not contain any users. This rule helps you keep your data repositories clean so they are easier to manage. Removing empty groups means your users are less likely to grant permissions to the wrong users.

External Sharing

Detects files and folders accessible by people outside your organization. In the case of Egnyte Connect, this rule flags files and folders shared with Standard Users.

Individual Permission

Detects folders that are directly permitted to individual users, rather than to groups. It is a general security best practice to grant permissions to groups of users rather than individuals.

Open Access

Detects folders that are permitted to groups containing many users. In such situations, folders may be accessible by many more people than intended.

Certain groups will automatically be included in this rule such as All Power Users, but if you’d like to add additional groups, you can select them by clicking on the rule and then clicking on the setting under General Rule Settings.


Public Link

Detect files and folders accessible via public links. These are any links that do not require a password and are not limited to domain users (i.e. they are open to the public).

Unused Group

Detects groups not used to grant any folder permissions. The group may or may not have users in it, but it is not being used in any of the content repositories that Egnyte Protect is overseeing. This rule helps you keep your data repositories clean so they are easier to manage.

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