Monitoring the Microsoft Windows Active Directory network is the best approach organizations can follow in order to address growing business threats due to unattended / unexpected changes like for eg in group policy, access permissions, computers etc.... However, it is easier said than done. The reason is that Active Directory is abuzz with enormous amount of routine, expected and other unexpected change events. Changes effected by users and done to other AD objects are continuously logged into the Active Directory security logs. Because of its sheer enormity, it is difficult to extract these data through native methods. Even if one manages to extract these event log data – which is valuable and imperative for organizations to thwart any impending security threats – to trach them and make available to the right people in right time is a tough task in itself!
For this reason administrators fancy solutions that will:
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus understands the need for the availability of change information (change reports) to people who matter. Besides providing easy means to extract the right change event information about any desired/undesired event, it allows an administrator to email these to one or more specified recipients at scheduled times. Further the scheduled reports can be viewed on a convenient ADAudit Plus web interface too.
Scheduling of reports comes with a great deal of flexibility in ADAudit Plus and is completely at the discretion of an administrator.
Provided below is a non-exhaustive list of the advantages of the automated scheduled report delivery by ADAudit Plus:
ADAudit Plus does the dirty job of extracting the event log data from the Windows Active Directory Domain controllers. The scheduling feature of ADAudit Plus, with facilities to automatically extract and deliver change information at desired times, is indeed a luxury to be savored.