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Comparing ManageEngine AD360 with SolarWinds ARM

Managing identities and access rights of users is an important aspect that administrators have to keep an eye on to make sure there are no security loopholes that any malicious person could exploit. ManageEngine AD360 and SolarWinds ARM are two products that allow you to manage, audit and report on users and their access rights across multiple environments like Active Directory, Exchange, and Office 365. This document will compare the feature list of both these products to aid you in making an informed choice on selecting a product that best suits your need.

Active Directory Management & Reports

Features Description ManageEngine AD360
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User life cycle management Create, manage and delete user accounts, computers, groups and contacts in active Directory    
User account de-provisioning Delete user accounts when they become inactive or disabled or get expired    
Restore deleted users Restore deleted users in active Directory    
Group/computer life cycle management Create and manage groups and computers in active Directory    
Restore deleted computers Restore deleted computers in bulk    
Contact life cycle management Create and manage contacts in active Directory    
Bulk provisioning/re-provisioning via CSV Create users, computers, groups and contacts and edit their attributes in bulk by importing them from a CSV file    
Template-based provisioning / re-provisioning Create custom templates with common attributes for provisioning / reprovisioning of users    
Role / OU-based secure delegation Delegate different tasks to a particular user with the scope limited to specific organizational units    
Technician audit reports Track action of help desk technicians    
Admin audit reports Track action of administrators    
Complete automation for vital tasks Automate crucial and repetitive Active Directory tasks such as AD clean up    
Workflow-controlled automation Create multiple workflows to automatically review and approve tasks    
GPO Management Create and modify GPOs    
Disable/Delete Policy automatically clean up an object's related resources like home folders, and profile paths, revoke Office 365 licenses, export mailbox to PST, etc. when it is disabled/deleted    
AD Search and Employee Search Search for information about Active Directory objects such as users, computers, groups and also employees' contact information    
Reset user’s password Allow administrators to reset users’ password    
Self-service password reset Allow end users’ to reset their own passwords    
Password synchronization Sync AD passwords with Office 365, G Suite, Salesforce and other major application    
AD objects backup Back up all AD objects in your domains    
AD objects restoration Restore all objects to any previous state    

File Server Management

Features Description ManageEngine AD360
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Modify NTFS Permissions Allow or deny permissions for users on a NTFS share    
Modify share Permissions Allow or deny permissions for users on a share    
Self-service permission portal Allow end-users to request access to resources in file servers    

Exchange Management (On-premises and Exchange Online)

Features Description ManageEngine AD360
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Bulk Exchange Mailbox Provisioning Create Exchange mailboxes in bulk by importing a CSV file    
Bulk Mailbox Re-provisioning/De-pro visioning Modify attributes of mailboxes in bulk or delete mailboxes in bulk    
Bulk Mailbox Migration Migrate Exchange mailboxes from one Exchange version to another in a single click    
Shared, linked, room, equipment, and remote mailbox provisioning and re-provisioning Create and modify shared, linked remote, room, and equipment mailboxes    
Mailbox provisioning and re-provisioning templates Create and modify mailboxes in the desired way, with all the necessary attributes in one go.    
Exchange mailbox backup Back up all mailbox items in your on-premises Exchange and Exchange Online environment    
Exchange mailbox restoration Restore mailbox items to the same or different mailbox    

Office 365 Management

Features Description AD360
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Azure AD management Create & manage users and groups in Azure AD    
Exchange Online management Manage mailboxes in Exchange Online    
OneDrive Management Manage access rights of resources in OneDrive    

Active Directory Auditing

Features Description AD360
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AD objects auditing Auditing of user, computer, and group management action    
User logon auditing Auditing of user logon activity    
Account lockouts analyzer Identify the source of account lockouts    
AD permissions auditing Visibility into existing permissions in AD    
Permission change auditing Audit changes made to permissions    
GPO Auditing Auditing of GPO management actions such as creation of GPOs and changes to GPO settings    
Auditing other critical AD components Auditing of other AD changes - OU, DNS schema, site, etc    
User behavior analytics (UBA) Streamline threat detection by establishing a baseline of normal activities specific to each user over a period and reporting on any deviations from this norm.    
Member server auditing
  • Local logon Auditing
  • AD FS, AD LDS, and LDAP Auditing
  • File integrity monitoring
  • Printer and removable storage Auditing
  • Local account management and user privilege change Auditing
   
Workstaon logon auditing Audit logon activity in your workstations    

File server Auditing

Features Description AD360
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Identify access rights on a file server Visibility into existing permissions on files/folders    
Identify access permissions of any user Get visibility into all access permissions of any user    
Auditing user actions in files/folders Auditing of file/folder write, move, copy, and delete actions    
Auditing of file/folder DACL permission changes Auditing of file/folder permission (DACL) change actions    
Auditing of file/folder SACL change actions Auditing of file/folder SACL change actions    
Auditing failed accesses to files/folders Auditing of failed attempts to read, write, and delete a file/folder    
multiple environment support Supported environments: Windows, NetApp, and EMC    

Office 365 Auditing

Features Description AD360
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Azure AD Auditing Audit Azure management activities like user and group creation and deletion, etc.    
Exchange Online management Manage mailboxes in Exchange Online    
OneDrive Auditing Audit file/folder and sharing activities    

General Auditing capabilities

Features AD360
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Real-me Auditing    
Before and after value of changes    
Generate reports from any period in the past    
Pre-configured reports    
Custom reports    
Automated report generation    
Automated delivery of reports via email    
Export report to multiple formats    
Configurable alerts for changes    
Email notification of alerts    
Configurable thresholds for alerts    
Automate response for alerts    
Archive audit data for future review    
Forward logs to any SIEM solution    
multiple domain support    
Role-based user access to tool's features    
Quick search to track down specifics    
Graphical representation of audit data    

Active Directory Reporting

Features Description AD360
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Predefined reports
  • User, computer, group reports
  • Contact, OU, password reports
  • NTFS reports
   
Exchange reports    
Office 365 reports    
G Suite reports    
Skype for Business reports    
OneDrive reports    
SharePoint reports    
IT Compliance reports Purpose-built reports for SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA and ISO    
AD permissions Auditing Visibility into existing permissions in AD    
Export reports Export reports to different formats such as PDF, HTML, CSV and EXCEL.    
Schedule report generation and email delivery Auto-generate reports at the desired me, and email them to the desired users    
Printing directly from reports      
On-the-fly management from reports Perform management tasks from reports    

Exchange reporting

Features Description AD360
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Mailbox size reports Get granular details about the sizes, growth, and quotas of Exchange mailboxes.    
Mailbox and public folder content reports Locate messages in mailboxes and public folders based on:
  • Keywords in the subject
  • Keywords in the body
  • Attachment name
  • Attachment file extension
  • Attachment size
   
Email traffic insights Get real-me information about email traffic in your organization, including message metrics, intra-organizational traffic, and more, for both on-premises Exchange Server and Exchange Online.    
Email delivery monitoring View email delivery times,undelivered emails,and check reasons for failure for email delivery    
Exchange storage monitoring Check the sizes and growth of mailbox and public folder databases.    
Shared mailbox analysis View shared mailbox details, including the last logon time and permissions.    
Email response time Check the time your support team takes to reply to emails.    
Room mailbox reporting Get detailed insights into your organizations meeting rooms including room mailbox usage, details, and appointments.    
Non-owner mailbox logons Find out when non-owners try to access a mailbox.    
Database change auditing Identify databases that were recently mounted or dismounted and get alerts instantaneously about databases    
Mailbox permissions auditing Track and get real-time alerts about changes to mailbox permissions in both Exchange Servers and Exchange Online.    
Service health monitoring Monitor Exchange services and get real-time alerts when a service starts or stops.    
Database backup monitoring Monitor the different types of database backups in your organization and get alerts about the time period since the last backup.    
Protocol monitoring Monitor POP3 and IMAP 4 connectivity.    
Exchange Online security Detect spam and malware sent via emails.    

Office 365 Reporting

Features Description AD360
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Azure AD reporting Audit Azure management activities like user and group creation and deletion, etc.    
Exchange Online reporting Report on mailbox activity in Exchange Online    
OneDrive reporting Reports on file/folder and sharing activities    
SharePoint reporting Reports on SharePoint sites and access  

(Available in ManageEngine SharePoint Manager Plus)

 

Other supported applications

Features AD360
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SharePoint Auditing  

(Available in ManageEngine SharePoint Manager Plus)

 
SAP integration and Auditing    

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

If you wish to audit, report on, and manage AD, Office 365, Exchange and file server management, Auditing and reporting, ManageEngine AD360 is clearly the beer choice. But if you also wish to audit SAP integrations, SolarWinds SolarWinds ARM is the optimal choice.

ManageEngine AD360 pros:

  • ManageEngine AD360 provides advanced management, backup and recovery capabilities when it comes to AD, Office 365 and Exchange. Restoring AD objects and mailbox items, Exchange traffic and email traffic insights.
  • The tool allows end-users to reset their own passwords without help desk intervenon, and configure single-sign on for a multude of on-premises and cloud applications.
  • Unlike SolarWinds ARM, ManageEngine AD360 does not require you to alternate between two different windows (one to configure new AD domains, SharePoint sites, Office 365 tenants, etc, and one in which you can get consolidated reports) to get the complete information about your environment.
  • SharePoint management, Auditing and reporting features present in SolarWinds ARM are offered by another product from the ManageEngine stable - SharePoint Manager Plus.

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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.
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