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Looking for software that will notify me either by log or email that a file from the network has been copied to USB

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Due to the sensitivity of certain files on specific network, we recently installed file auditing software that will send an email notifying us when file access was granted or denied on the file server.  Yes you could do this with windows event logs, but this has a nice interface, was inexpensive, and it a lot easier for many reasons.  Now to build on that, I've been tasked with finding a software that will notify us when a file from the corporate network has been copied to USB or other removable storage.  You would think something like this exists, but I can't seem to find anything.  We have a certain OU in Active Directory that are allowed to use USB ports, so they can use thumb drives and different removable storage they need to for their job.  Has anyone used a software that would do this, if so, what was it?  I appreciate any help.  Thanks!
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no such animal exists, you will need to implement some sort of DRM i.e. Active Directory Rights Management Services.  Isn't notification of a file being copied to a removable device like having a burglar alarm for an unlocked room. Better to just lock the door.
What about copying to onedrive or other cloud storage service?
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We found a software called device lock that does log or email us when something been copied to USB.  We are testing it now.
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You ended up being right, we found a few softwares, but when testing them, none of them did exactly what I was looking for.  We just locked all USB ports down.  Thanks.
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