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Windows Active Directory Permission Change Auditing

Monitoring the Microsoft Windows network for changes is a mighty challenge with its numerous Active Directory objects (OUs, Users, Groups, Computers & GPO) and the crucial 'access permissions'. Auditing the change permissions is essential for risk management with respect to network security breaches. Securing the Windows network in the Native approach would require an administrator to right click every folder and click on properties and then the security tab to assign permissions. This listing referring the groups and users is the Access Control List (ACL). Imagine an administrator doing this process for hundreds or thousands of folders / files and the many, many resources it will require!

Windows File Servers Permission Change Auditing

ADAudit Plus audits the Windows File Servers permission changes of the files, folders & shares. Keep a constant track of the confidential files / folders and get instant alerts upon authorized / unauthorized access. A permission change from read to write without approval can cause unwanted AD changes.

The events are stored as a Security Descriptor String Format, which is a text format for storing / move information in a security descriptor. The format is a null-terminated string with tokens to indicate each of the four main components of a security descriptor: owner (O:), primary group (G:), DACL (D:), and SACL (S:).

 

"O:AOG:DAD:
(A;;RPWPCC
DCLCSWR
CWDWOGA;;
;S-1-0-0)"
(Sample Windows Security Descriptor String Format)
GPO Permission Changes
(Sample Permission Change Report)

Monitor with Pre-Configured Reports & Instant Alerts

Save the complexity of interpreting thousands of complex SD strings and analyzing / reporting them. ADAudit Plus presents you with 150+ simple, easy to interpret reports and instant e-mail alerts with detailed information on each event. Ex: modification status (added / removed permission). Automate Windows Active Directory and Windows File Servers change audit monitoring for data governance, information security, and export reports to XLS, HTML, PDF and CSV formats for a complete audit trail for forensics and also, satisfy various compliance requirements.

The ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Advantage

  • Permissions Monitoring– Track Windows AD & Servers system, configuration and file modifications by Admin, Users, Helpdesk, HR etc.
  • Dashboard View– Single view of all critical audit data for configured domains.
  • Reports & Alerts– View 150+ pre-configured reports and set email alerting for changes to monitored folders / files.
  • IT Auditors– Logins for IT Auditors with reports view only.
  • Archive Data– Archive AD event data for Security and Forensics.
  • 32 bit | 64 bit– Support for both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows platforms.
  • Export Reports & Meet Compliance– Meet PCI, SOX, GLBA, FISMA, HIPAA Compliance with audit reports in XLS, CSV, PDF and HTML formats.
  • Important Features– Here, only the important features are listed, for the many, many more features experience an Online Demo of ADAudit Plus.

A Few of the AD Permission Change Reports & Servers Audit Reports

Other ADAudit Plus Features

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Windows File Servers Auditing

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