Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2014: ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, has announced the addition of real-time change auditing for Windows Active Directory in ADAudit Plus, the company’s Windows server environment auditing and reporting software. Available immediately, the new feature provides administrators with real-time email alerts, when critical and unauthorized changes are made to AD. Similarly, administrators can view a real-time, live feed of alerts in the ADAudit Plus console along with a thorough analysis of “who did what, when and from where” in the solution’s 200+ pre-configured audit reports.
ManageEngine is demonstrating ADAudit Plus as part of its identity and access management solutions and exhibiting the rest of its IT management at Hall 7 Booth #A 7-10 at the GITEX Technology Week 2014, being held from October 12-16, 2014, in Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Active Directory is the central data store for sensitive user data and critical business information. In turn, companies need to secure the data and access permissions stored in Active Directory, but the inadequate monitoring and reporting capabilities of native Active Directory management tools make that security impossible to maintain. In short, those native tools do not provide a continuous, uninterrupted view of Active Directory. Instead, they capture brief slices of time that correspond to a specific reporting period. Consequently, the native tools leave Active Directory unmonitored and unprotected for long periods during which a single, undetected change can have a severe impact on the organization’s data and reputation
“ADAudit Plus real-time change monitoring and notification is like installing a surveillance camera inside a domain controller and designating an acute observer, who knows well the impact of every change, to man it 24×7”, said Balasubramanian Palani, product manager at ManageEngine. “The tool’s built-in and configurable alerts fire the moment some critical change is detected, which provides administrators all the head start required to successfully preclude an intrusion or remediate an untoward change.”
Secure Administration and Data with Continuous, Real-Time Auditing
To maintain a secure and compliant Windows environment, the real-time change auditing feature in ADAudit Plus gives administrators the power to control and monitor each and every critical and unauthorized change and quickly roll back in case of an erroneous or unauthorized modifications.
For example, ADAudit Plus now continuously monitors and immediately reports changes and modifications such as adding or accidentally deleting users, password settings changes, account setting changes, any change among the 6,000+ group policy settings, giving group or user permissions, user logon failures and many more.
The continuous auditing and reporting of AD changes offers administrators the insight to understand, foresee potential security risks and take preventive actions in time and thus administer a strong and safe organizational security. Not only does it indicate that the integrity of information can be evaluated at any given point of time, it also means that the information is able to be verified constantly for errors, fraud, and inefficiencies, all of which ensure a detailed audit.
Pricing and Availability
ADAudit Plus build 4651 is available immediately. In addition to a fully functional 30-day trial version, ADAudit Plus is available as a Free Edition, Standard Edition and Professional Edition. Standard Edition starts at $495 per year for 2 Domain controllers. Professional Edition starts at $795 per year for 2 Domain controllers. ADAudit Plus comes as a single download file for all editions and is available for download at http://www.manageengine.com/products/active-directory-audit/download.html.