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Active Directory change monitoring

Proactively track and record any changes made to your Active Directory (AD), including those made to your users, computers, groups, OUs, GPOs, schema, sites, configuration, FSMO roles, and more.

Track changes made in Active Directory instantly with ADAudit Plus

Detect user account changes.

Monitor and report on critical user account modifications, such as creation of multiple users with password set never to expire or user rename events, along with their old and new values. 

Audit GPO setting changes.

Monitor critical modifications to your Group Policy Object (GPO) settings, such as password policy, account lockout policy, user rights assignment settings, administrative templates, and more in real time.

Track password change and reset.

Evade major security breaches by closely monitoring password set and reset attempts for all your critical user accounts in real time.

Document AD object change history.

Gain instant visibility into changes made to your AD objects, such as computers, groups, organizational units (OUs), GPOs, DNS, account lockout instances with their sources, and so on in real-time.

Boost security and visibility with Active directory change reporter

Oversee critical permission changes.

Get notified of sudden permission changes to AD objects, including users, groups, OUs, computer, containers, and more, along with old and new permissions for effective analysis.

Ensure principle of least privilege.

Audit and track users added to high privileged security groups, and proactively reduce the risk of malicious actors gaining access to your vital resources.

Scrutinize AD configuration changes.

Detect and promptly respond to sudden, unintended changes to AD schema, flexible single master operation (FSMO) roles, or configuration changes that could signal the presence of a malicious insider.

Azure AD change intelligence.

Audit and get notified of all critical changes to your Active Dircteory environments, be it in on-premise or in cloud, along with who, what, when, and where details.

Monitor and alert on unwarranted changes to the following objects using AD change tracker:

  • Users
  • Computers 
  • Groups
  • OUs
  • GPOs
  • AD Schema
  • Container
  • Contact
  • DFS Name space
  • PSO Objects
  • FSMO roles 
  • Sites, and more

Gain deeper Active Directory change intelligence with ADAudit Plus

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    No more blind spots.

    Track every action made by your domain administrators, including domain level policy or permission changes, to establish clear accountability.

    Gain more insight.

    Obtain more perspective by taking into account privileged user actions across AD objects, such as computer, group, OU, user, and more.

    Choose your focus.

    Create and schedule custom reports to selectively monitor important user accounts, OUs, GPO settings, and more.

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    Analyze user activity type -Monitor and report on all file and folder activities including rename, copy-and-paste, move, owner change, SACL change, and more. 
    Analyze the root cause - Identify the source, process name, access time, and more for all file actions, and perform forensic analysis as needed.

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    Undeleted but not unreported.

    Audit and record when accidentally deleted AD objects, including user, groups, computers, OUs, and more are restored to their old state.

    Audit ready reporting.

    Schedule periodic reports on critical user actions to generate clear, concise audit records as legal evidence for external mandates such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, and GDPR.

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    Analyze recently locked out accounts. - Find recently locked out user accounts and their relevant details including when, from where, and by whom with ADAudit Plus' AD lockout tool.

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    Early signs of compromise.

    Detect sudden anomalous spikes in user management actions, including creation, deletion, and modification, using machine learning (ML) to uncover the presence of malicious insiders.

    Automate threat response.

    Use automated threat response mechanisims to execute scripts tailored to your organizations' needs, i.e., unlock user accounts, disconnect users from the network, and more.

    monitor active directory changes with security alerts

    1. Get the big picture - Use the all-in-one dashboard for a quick overview of recent file and folder changes, top users with failed access attempts, and more.
    2. Monitor file activity patterns - Compare and contrast file activities across different time periods to analyze organization-wide usage changes, if any.

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Other solutions offered by ADAudit Plus

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Active Directory auditor

Get reports and alerts on changes to AD objects including users, groups, OUs, GPOs, and more instantly.

Account lockout tool

Detect and diagnose AD account lockouts faster by identifying their root cause.

Login monitoring

Monitor, track, and report on both successful and failed login attempts in real time.

Azure AD auditing

Monitor and track all Azure Active Directory sign-ins and events across cloud or hybrid environments.

GPO change auditing

Audit and report on what GPO setting was changed with before and after values—all in real time.

Privileged user monitoring

Monitor and report on critical actions made by administrators or privileged accounts and groups.

File server auditing

Audit all file accesses across Windows file servers, failover clusters, NetApp, and EMC environments.

File permissions auditing

Audit all file and folder permission changes. Know who made those changes, when, and from where.

File integrity monitoring

Monitor and alert on unwarranted file accesses or modifications with real-time change auditing.

File change monitoring

Gain instant visibility into all modifications and failed access attempts made to your critical files.

Compliance requirements

Generate out-of-the-box compliance reports for regulations such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, GDPR, and more.

Forensic analysis

Investigate security incidents faster with actionable and accurate audit data.

Windows server auditing

Audit and monitor all user actions across the Windows server environment in real time.

Removable device auditing

Monitor usage of removable storage devices, such as USBs, and report on their file activities.

Printer monitoring

Monitor printer usage to find out who printed what critical files over the Windows network.

ADFS auditing

Monitor and report on both successful and failed ADFS authentication attempts in real time.

Audit process tracking

Track critical process creation and termination events with details on who initiated it and when.

File integrity monitoring

Monitor and alert on unwarranted file accesses or modifications with real-time change auditing.

Workstation auditing

Audit, alert, and report on critical user activities across workstations in real time.

Logon and logoff monitoring

Monitor and track all users' logon and logoff activities to spot anomalous user sessions.

File integrity monitoring

Ensure file integrity by keeping track of changes made to the system, program files, and more.

User login history monitoring

Track, record, and maintain an audit trail of all users' login history details.

Audit process tracking

Track critical process creation and termination events with details on who initiated it and when.

Employee time tracking software

Measure your employees' productivity by keeping track of their idle time and actual work hours.