Home > ManageEngine AD360 vs Netwrix

Looking for an alternative to
Netwrix

100000+ Technicians trust AD360 to manage their Windows environment

Try AD360

Thank you for downloading!

Your download should begin automatically in 15 seconds. If not, click here to download manually.

    Download fully functional
    60-days FREE trial!

  • By clicking 'Start a free trial', you agree to processing of personal data according to the Privacy Policy.

Thanks!

One of our solution experts will get in touch with you shortly

Where ManageEngine scores over Netwrix?

  • Powerful management capabilities: ManageEngine does all that Netwrix does and a lot more. While Netwrix is purely an auditing platform, solutions from ManageEngine packs powerful management capabilities in addition to auditing, monitoring, and alerting.
  • Comprehensive reports: Simple yet comprehensive 500+ prepackaged reports on all aspects of your IT environment. While the audit reports from both Netwrix and ManageEngine helps you find who changed what and when, the collection of reports from the latter provides you quick access to all the information you will ever need as an administrator.
  • Support for more platforms: When we say one-stop solution for all Office 365 services, we really mean it. Unlike Netwrix, which supports only Exchange Online, Azure AD, and SharePoint Online services, ManageEngine additionally supports Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, and other Office 365 services. G Suite, AWS, and IBM iSeries, too, are supported by ManageEngine.
  • Self-service module: One of the main sources of help desk calls is password-related issues. ManageEngine has a robust self-service solution that allows end users to reset passwords, unlock accounts, update profile details in AD, etc., on their own.
  • One identity and single sign-on: ManageEngine’s self-service password management solution also supports real-time password synchronization between AD, IBM iSeries, Office 365, Salesforce, and G Suite. You can also enable single sign-on for enterprise cloud applications to provide one-click access to Office 365, G Sutie, Salesforce, Dropbox, Box, and more.
  • Backup and disaster recover: Not only auditing, you can also revoke any unauthorized changes to AD objects, files, folders, and even entire domain controllers and virtual machines using backup and restoration solution from ManageEngine.

Active Directory

Features Description ManageEngine
Try now
Netwrix
Management
Bulk User Provisioning Allows creation of user accounts in AD, Office 365, G Suite, Exchange, and more simultaneously with a single click.    
Bulk Password Resets Allows IT admins and help desk technicians to reset passwords and unlock accounts in bulk.    
Bulk Computer, Contact, Group, and GPO management Manage AD objects in bulk, including creation, deletion, and modification.    
Active Directory Delegation Delegate specific AD tasks to help desk personnel or HR staff without explicitly altering their permissions in AD.    
Active Directory Workflow Control the actions of help desk staff by defining workflow and approval rules.    
Active Directory Automation Automate routine AD management tasks.    
Reporting
Active Directory Objects Reports Reports on AD users, computers, groups, OUs, and GPOs.  

(150+ reports)

 
Active Directory Password Reports Reports on password status, security permissions, password expiration, invalid logon attempts, and password changes.    
Management from Reports Reset passwords directly from password reports, enable users from user reports, and more.    
Auditing
WHO, WHEN, WHERE and WHAT of AD changes Reports on who changed what, when and where in Active Directory.    
Logon/Logoff Audit Reports Exact time of user workstation logon & logoff time along with the logon duration.    
Compliance Ready Reports Pre-defined reports for SOX, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GLBA and FISMA compliance.    
Before and After values of a Change Reports on before/after attribute values of an object.    
GPO Audit Reports Report on changes to group policy objects.    
Custom Reports Create your own custom reports or put up a request for one based on your requirements.    
History Reports Get reports on Active Directory from a particular period of time in the past.    
Report Customization Export, sort, and modify report columns as per your convenience.    
Scheduling of Reports Schedule Active Directory reports for automated delivery.    
User, Computer, Group, OU Management Audit Auditing of all important Active Directory objects.    

File Server

Features Description ManageEngine
Try now
Netwrix
Management
NTFS Permissions Management Manage NTFS permissions for users in bulk.    
Windows Share Permissions Management Control user access and activity on shares.    
Auditing
File Integrity Monitoring Monitor changes to the Windows system, configuration, program files, file attributes and folder.    
Access Permission changes Reports on folder and file permission changes (DACL and SACL).    
Failover Clusters Audit and monitor the Windows File Server Failover cluster.    
Supported File Servers List of file servers supported for auditing. Windows Servers, NetApp Filers, EMC Windows Servers, NetApp Filers, EMC
Additional Auditing Capabilities (applies to both AD and File Server Auditing)
Graphical Reports Graphical representation of audited data.    
Web Browser Access Accessibility from anywhere in the domain using a web-browser.    
Agentless Auditing Agentless collection of audit data.    
Multi-User Role based Access Give helpdesk technicians secure access to essential reports based on their role.    
Multiple Domain Support Audit information from multiple domains with a single installation    
User/Object Specific reports Drill-down reports to specific user/ object changes.    
Correlation of Audit Events Correlate different reports to gain even deeper insights on Active Directory changes.    
Audit Trail of Events Complete report on the sequence of events that resulted in a particular change.    
Custom Alerts Schedule custom alerts of important events.    
Email Notification of Alerts Schedule reports to be delivered automatically to your email address.    
Alert Profile Schedule alerts based on a certain threshold level or business hours    
Archival Sustain compliance by archiving and storing audit data.    

However, powerful search on archives is not available.

ADFS, LAPS, AD LDS Audit Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) and Audit Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS).    

ADFS and AD LDS auditing not available.

Remote gateway server Audit remote gateway server.    
Account lockout analyzer Analyze reasons behind domain account lockout.    

However OWA/ActiveSync account lockouts are not supported.

SIEM integration Integrate raw logs from into your onpremises Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems.    

On-premises Exchange Server

Features Description ManageEngine
Try now
Netwrix
Reporting
Mailboxes Reports Reports on mailbox size, account status, content, permission, retention policies, storage information, and more.  

(40+ reports)

 
OWA & ActiveSync Reports Provides valuable insights on OWA & ActiveSync usage and configuration details  

(15+ reports)

 
Email Traffic Analyze Exchange Traffic by tracking the traffic to each mailbox.  

(50+ reports)

 
Storage Reports Get complete insights into storage objects in your organization including mailbox database, public folders, and server storage.    
Distribution Lists and Public Folders Reports Provides complete insight into the distribution lists and public folders in your Exchange environment.    
Organization Reports Provides details of various objects in Exchange.    
Monitoring
Exchange Monitoring Monitoring of emails, mailboxes size, DAGs, databases, and servers.    
Auditing
Mailbox Permission Changes Shows details of changes made to mailbox permission settings.    
Mailbox Storage Quota Changes Shows changes to user mailbox storage quotas settings.    
Mailbox Properties Changes Shows details of changes made to mailbox properties.    
Mailbox Size Restriction Changes Shows details of changes made to mailbox size restriction.    
Exchange Database Changes Shows details of changes made to Exchange databases.    
Non-owner Mailbox Activities Shows non-owner activities on mailboxes.    
Owner Mailbox Activities Shows activities on mailboxes by owners.    
Admin Mailbox Activities Shows activities on mailboxes by Exchange admins.    
Mails Deleted or Moved Shows email moved or deleted by users.    
Address Policy and Address List Changes Shows changes to email address policies and address lists.    
All Exchange Server Changes Shows all changes to Exchange Server objects.    
Compliance reports for Exchange Pre-defined reports for SOX, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GLBA and FISMA compliance    
Alerting
Alerts on Critical Activities Receive instant email notifications when critical events occur in your Exchange environment.    

Exchange Online

Features Description ManageEngine
Try now
Netwrix
Management
Mailbox Management Manage mailbox permissions, properties, audit settings, and more, in bulk.  

(20+ management tasks)

 
Shared Mailbox Management Manage permissions, properties, address book policies, and more, in bulk.    
Public Folder Management Enable, disable, and delete public folders in bulk.    
Reporting
Mailbox Reports Get details on mailbox users, inactive mailboxes, mailboxes size, account status, mailbox content, and more  

(30+ reports)

 
Mail Traffic Reports Identity mailbox traffic, spam and malware traffic, DLP policy matches, non-delivered mails, and more.  

(20+ reports)

 
OWA & Mobile Reports Reports on OWA usage and settings, and mobile usage and settings.  

(15+ reports)

 
Shared Mailbox Reports Get details on shared mailboxes.    
Public Folders Reports Get details on public folders.    
Distribution Lists Reports Get details on distribution lists.    
Room Mailbox and Calendar Reports Get details on room mailboxes and calendars.    
Auditing
Activities by Mailbox Nonowners Shows details of activities performed by non-owners on mailboxes.    
Activities by Mailbox Owners Shows details of activities performed by owners on mailboxes.    
Send As Activities Shows details of the mails sent from mailboxes by users with Send As permission.    
Activities by Exchange Admins Shows details of activities performed by Exchange admins on mailboxes.    
Activities by Mailbox Delegates Shows details of activities performed by delegates on mailboxes.    
Mail Move and Delete Activities Shows details of mails moved and deleted for all mailboxes.    
Contact Changes Show details of changes to Contact objects including creation, deletion, and modification.    
Connector Changes Shows details of changes made to connectors    
Transport Settings Changes Shows details of changes made to transport rules.    
Management Role Changes Shows details of changes made to management roles.    
Public Folder Changes Shows details of changes made to public folders.    
Mailbox Move Activities Shows details of mailboxes moved from on-premises Exchange Servers to Exchange Online.    
Mailbox Permission Changes Shows details of changes made to mailbox permissions.    
Exchange Online Group Changes Shows details of changes made to groups.    
Mailbox Storage Quota Changes Shows details of changes made to mailbox storage quota.    
Mailbox Create and Delete Activities Shows details of mailboxes created and deleted.    
Calendar Changes Shows details of changes made to Calendars.    
Mailbox Policy Changes Shows details of changes made to mailbox policies.    
Mailbox Property Changes Shows details of changes made to mailbox properties.    
All Exchange Online Changes Shows all changes to Exchange Online objects, configurations, and permissions.    
Alerting
Alerts for activities that need immediate attention Configure alert profiles to send customized messages to administrators when selected actions happen in Exchange Online.    
Monitoring
Office 365 monitoring Health and performance monitoring for over ten Office 365 services.    
Other Auditing Capabilities
Audit Profiles Create custom audit profiles to track specific events and actions.    

Azure Active Directory

Features Description ManageEngine
Try now
Netwrix
Management
User Management Reset passwords, block/unblock users, delete/restore users, change attributes, configure MFA, and more, in bulk.    
Group Management Configure whether groups can accept mail from only internal senders or both internal and external senders in bulk.    
Contact Management Delete contacts and make changes to contact attributes in bulk.    
License Management Assign or remove licenses in bulk along with usage location.    
Reporting
User Reports Get details on all users, account status, password status, logon details, and more.  

(20+ reports)

 
Group Reports Identity all groups, group members, groups’ size, groups’ type, and more  

(15+ reports)

 
Contact Reports Get details on all contacts, inactive contacts, modified contacts, and more.    
License Reports Get details on licenses applied, licensed users, soon-to-expire licenses, and more    
Auditing
User Account Changes Shows details of changes made to user accounts, including their creation, deletion, and modification.    
Group and Group Membership Changes Shows details of changes made to group and group memberships.    

Shows only group membership changes.

Logon Activities Shows details of successful and failed logon attempts.    
License Changes Shows details of changes made to licenses.    
Admin Role Changes Shows details of Azure AD admin roles that were granted, modified or removed from users.    
User-initiated Password Changes Shows details of users who changed or restored their passwords directly in Azure AD.    
All Azure AD Activity by Object Type and User Shows all changes made to Azure AD objects grouped by object type and user.    
Other Auditing Capabilities
Audit Profiles Create custom audit profiles to track specific events and actions.    

On-premises SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online

Features ManageEngine
Try now
Netwrix
SharePoint Reporting
Farm statistics    
Content database statistics    
Web application statistics    
Site collection statistics    
Site statistics
  • Created and modified sites
  • Sites with no lists
  • Sites with no document libraries
  • Inactive sites
  • Site user statistics
  • Sites with no permission inheritance
   
Permissions assigned
  • Directly to users
  • Security groups (AD)
  • SharePoint groups
   
Groups
  • Listing of groups based on sites
  • Configurations
   
Users
  • Listing of users based on sites
  • List of site administrators
  • Inactive SharePoint users
  • Deleted SharePoint users
   
SharePoint Auditing
Site collection changes    
Sites changes    
Document changes
  • Checked in and checked out documents
  • Creation, modification and deletion of documents
  • Renamed documents
  • Modification of permission in documents
   
Lists changes    
List items changes    
Security changes
  • Unique permissions added
  • Addition, modification and removal of permission levels
  • Restored permission inheritance
   
User group changes
  • Creation and deletion of SharePoint groups
  • Addition or removal of members, site administrators and farm administrators to SharePoint groups
   
Sharing and access changes
  • Accepted access requests and sharing invitations
  • Creation of access requests, company links, sharing invitations and anonymous links
  • Denied access requests
  • Removed company links and anonymous links
  • Updated anonymous links
  • Shared files/folders/sites
  • Revoked sharing of Files/folders/sites
  • Withdrawn sharing invitations
   
SharePoint Management
Permission management
  • Grant, remove, copy or move permissions
   
Group management
  • Creation and deletion of SharePoint groups
  • Addition or removal of users in groups
  • Copy users between groups
   
Site collection administration
  • Addition or removal of site collection administrators
  • Restore inheritance in sites
   

Other Office 365 Services

Features Description ManageEngine
Try now
Netwrix
OneDrive for Business Reporting
OneDrive Sharing Reports Shows the list of sharing, access request, anonymous link, sharing invitation, and sharing revoked activities.    
OneDrive Events Log Report to track all the user activities in OneDrive for Business.    
OneDrive File Operations Shows the details of files accessed, modified, renamed, moved, and more.    
OneDrive Upload and Download Shows the list of files that were uploaded to and downloaded from OneDrive for Business.    
OneDrive Allowed and Blocked Devices Shows the list of devices that were allowed or blocked from accessing the OneDrive for Business document library.    
OneDrive for Business Auditing
OneDrive File and Folder Activities Shows details of files and folders that were accessed, copied, modified, moved, checked in/out, downloaded/uploaded, deleted, and more.  

(Tracks 10+ activities)

 

No exclusive reports for OneDrive for Business. Available as part of SharePoint Online audit reports and may not cover all activities.

OneDrive Sharing Activities Shows details of files and folders sharing activities including internal and external sharing activities.    
OneDrive Sync Activities Shows details of uploaded and downloaded files during sync.    
OneDrive Blocked and Allowed Computers Shows details of computers that are blocked/allowed to sync with document libraries.    
Skype for Business Reporting
Skype for Business General Reports Reports on active users, blocked users, client devices, P2P sessions, conferences, PSTN usage, and more.  

(10 reports)

 
User Activities Reports Shows details of logon activities, file transfer, messages, conferences, P2P sessions, and other activities based on users.    
Sway Auditing
Sway Activities Audit admin and user activities in Sway.    
Microsoft Teams Auditing
Microsoft Teams Events Audit Track events such as channels added, teams created, teams deleted, and users signed in to Teams.    
Microsoft Teams Settings Changes Shows the details of channel changes, team changes, and organization level changes in Microsoft Teams.    
PowerBI
PowerBI auditing and alerting Audit and get alerts on 20+ critical events in Power BI    

Other Platforms

Features ManageEngine
Try now
Netwrix
SQL Server
Logon reports  

(Fine grained reports are also available, such as logons by device/user. Logon trend report is also available.)

 

(Available as a single report)

Data changes report  

(Multiple DML and DDL reports are available)

 

(Available as a single report)

Report on all SQL Server activity  

(Available through search)

 

(Fine grained reports such as activity by user/object type are available.)

Account management reports    
Security reports    
Overview report    
Oracle Database Server
Logon reports  

(Fine grained reports are also available, such as logons by device/user. Logon trend report is also available)

 

(Available as a single report)

Data changes report  

(Multiple DDL and DML reports available (for all database objects such as triggers, functions, clusters, etc.)

 

(Reports available for data access, data removal, trigger management)

Report on all Oracle Server activity  

(Available through search.)

 

(Fine grained reports such as activity by user/object type are available)

Account management  

(Multiple reports available)

 

(Available as a single report)

Security reports    
Administrative activity overview report  

(Can be created)

 
Audit policy and settings changes  

(Can be created)

 
Privilege management  

(Can be created)

 
Overview report    
VMware Server
Logon reports  

Fine grained reports are also available, such as logons by device/user or logon methods such as SU logon/SSH logon. Logon trend report is also available.

Not available.
All VMware activity  

(Can be created)

 
VM creation and removal reports    
Account and group management reports    
Individual VMware object change reports  

(Can be created)

 

(Multiple reports available)

Overview report    

Event Log Management

Features EventLog Analyzer
Try now
Netwrix
Log Collection
Agent-less    
Agent based    
Cross platform log collection    
Heterogeneous server/ device support    
Import logs    
Periodical import of logs    
Log filter    
Custom log parsing    

(Can be integrated with other SIEMs and forward or import logs from them)

Log collection and processing rate 20,000 logs/second with peak event handling capacity up to 25,000 logs/second. . For Windows event logs the EPS is 2000 logs/second. Not specified
Log formats supported
Windows event log    
Syslog    
Any format – with custom log parsing technology    
Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Instance    
Application logs supported
Proprietary applications
[Microsoft IIS Web Server, FTP Server (W3C logs), Apache Web Server, DHCP Windows, DHCP Linux]
  Microsoft IIS – Yes
Others – Not specified
Database applications
[Oracle Audit, MS SQL Server]
   
Any application – with custom log parsing technology    
Other devices supported
Custom devices
[IBM AS400 (iSeries), VMware]
   

VMware –


 

IBM AS400 -

Custom devices
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection System/ Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS)
  • Anti-virus application
  • Mail and web application
  • Vulnerability Scanners
  • Unified threat management solutions
    • Symantec DLP Application
    • FireEye
    • Symantec Endpoint Solution
  Not specified
Alerts & Notification
Real-time alert    
Notification – Email, SMS, Run program    
Compliance alerts   Not specified
Threat Intelligence
Real-time alerts for global blacklisted IPs intruding into network   Not specified
Reports
File Integrity Monitoring    
Canned reports    
Custom reports   Need to be ordered separately from Netwrix
Scheduled reports    
Report distribution via Email    
Reports in PDF, CSV    
Drill down to raw logs    
Management specific reports (Ask ME)    
Trend reports    
Privileged user activity monitoring reports    
Log Search
Advanced Search – search any data    
Advanced Search using Boolean, Wildcards, Grouped Search, Range search, Phrase search    
Formatted log search    
Raw log search    
Save search result as report and as alerts    
Compliance Reports
Canned reports    
Customizable report    
Reports for new compliance    
PCI-DSS    
HIPAA    
FISMA    
SOX    
GLBA    
ISO 27001:2013    
Real-time Event Correlation
Event correlation    
User Session monitoring    
File Integrity Monitoring
Reports on File Integrity Monitoring    
Report Scheduling    
Real-time alerts upon critical changes to files/folders being monitored    
Audit trial reports on files/folders changes    
Log Archiving
Flexible periodicity    
Flexible retention    
Secured (Encrypted)    
Tamper-proof    
Service Provider features
User based views    
User based dashboards    
Rebranding    
User Management
Realm & user based access    
Active Directory based user authentication   Not specified
RADIUS server based user authentication    
System Requirements
Bundled database (PostgreSQL/MySQL)    

Must be installed manually or automatically through the Netwrix installation wizard.

Windows & Linux platforms support    

Only Windows platform supported

64 Bit support    

Can the solution be considered value for money?

Component-based pricing model.
Starts at $595* per year
for identity management

* - self-service, SSO, auditing, and other components cost extra.

Summary

Both ManageEngine and Netwrix provide features well above and beyond what is natively available in each of the platforms covered above.

  • However, as evident from the above table, ManageEngine is a league above Netwrix when it comes to providing a complete management, reporting, and auditing solution for your IT environment. Even for data security and risk mitigation, ManageEngine covers more services and provides more audit reports than what is available in Netwrix.
  • The presence of self-service password management, real-time password synchronization, and single sign-on features in ManageEngine means, you get a complete solution for identity management, access governance, IT security, and compliance.
  • Furthermore, ManageEngine is priced affordably and its licensing can be customized to suit your exact requirements. You can choose to integrate the solutions or simply buy only the modules you need. With Netwrix, you must choose the basic auditing package and buy modules for each platform additionally. Moreover, the per-user pricing of Netwrix solutions would work out to be way more expensive in the long term when compared to the per-domain, per-domain controller, and per-server pricing followed by ManageEngine for its auditing products. For Exchange and Office 365 solutions, ManageEngine licensing is based on the number of mailboxes and the number of users.

You can't go wrong with the solutions from ManageEngine.

customer-testimonial-logo

What customers say about us

  • CAMH will be able to save close to $26,000 a year on service desk calls related to Active Directory password resets and locked accounts, and will see a return on investment within the first six months of product implementation.

    Judy OlivierProject Manager, CAMH

About ManageEngine AD360

AD360 is an identity and access management (IAM) solution for managing user identities, governing access to resources, enforcing security, and ensuring compliance. AD360 provides all these functionalities for Windows Active Directory, Exchange Server, and Office 365. With AD360, you can choose the modules you need and start addressing IAM challenges across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments—all from a single console.

For more information about AD360, please visit

www.manageengine.com/ad360.
Download
Demo

Thank you for downloading!

Your download should begin automatically in 15 seconds. If not, click here to download manually.

Download fully functional60-days FREE trial!

  •  
    By clicking 'Claim Your Free Trial', you agree to processing of personal data according to the Privacy Policy.

Thank you

Thank you for your interest in ManageEngine AD360. We have received your request for a personalized demo and will contact you shortly.

Schedule apersonalized web demo

  • By clicking 'Submit', you agree to processing of personal data according to the Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer: ManageEngine does not guarantee the accuracy of any information presented in this document, and there is no commitment, expressed or implied, on ManageEngine’s part to update or otherwise amend this document. The furnishing of this document does not provide any license to patents, trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property rights owned or held by ManageEngine.