ManageEngine Introduces Real-Time Change Auditing for Windows Active Directory in ADAudit Plus

  • Sends real-time email alerts upon changes; displays live feed of alerts in console
  • Updates on changes by admins, users, computers, groups, GPOs, OUs and more
  • Meet real-time alert compliance requirements of SOX, HIPAA, FISMA and more
  • Visit ManageEngine in Hall 7 Booth A 7-10 at GITEX 2014, Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates and PLEASANTON, Calif. - October 14, 2014 -ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the addition of real-time change auditing for Windows Active Directory in ADAudit Plus, the company?s Windows server environment auditing and reporting software. Available immediately, the new feature provides administrators with real-time email alerts when critical and unauthorized changes are made to AD. Similarly, administrators can view a real-time, live feed of alerts in the ADAudit Plus console along with a thorough analysis of who did what, when and from whereĆ® in the solution?s 200+ pre-configured audit reports.

ManageEngine is demonstrating ADAudit Plus as part of its identity and access management solutions and exhibiting the rest of its IT management portfolio in Hall 7 Booth A 7-10 at GITEX Technology Week 2014, being held October 12-16, 2014, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Active Directory is the central data store for sensitive user data and critical business information. In turn, companies need to secure the data and access permissions stored in Active Directory, but the inadequate monitoring and reporting capabilities of native Active Directory management tools make that security impossible to maintain. In short, those native tools do not provide a continuous, uninterrupted view of Active Directory. Instead, they capture brief slices of time that correspond to a specific reporting period. Consequently, the native tools leave Active Directory unmonitored and unprotected for long periods during which a single, undetected change can have a severe impact on the organization?s data and reputation.

"ADAudit Plus real-time change monitoring and notification is like installing a surveillance camera inside a domain controller and designating an acute observer, who knows well the impact of every change, to man it 24x7," said Balasubramanian Palani, product manager at ManageEngine. "The tool's built-in and configurable alerts fire the moment some critical change is detected, which provides administrators all the head start required to successfully preclude an intrusion or remediate an untoward change."

Secure Administration and Data with Continuous, Real-Time Auditing

To maintain a secure and compliant Windows environment, the real-time change auditing feature in ADAudit Plus gives administrators the power to control and monitor each and every critical and unauthorized change and quickly roll back in case of an erroneous or unauthorized modification.

For example, ADAudit Plus now continuously monitors and immediately reports changes and modifications such as adding or accidentally deleting users, password setting changes, account setting changes, any change among the 6,000+ group policy settings, giving group or user permissions, user logon failures and many more.

The continuous auditing and reporting of AD changes offers administrators the insight to understand, foresee potential security risks and take preventive actions in time and thus administer strong and safe organizational security. Not only does it indicate that the integrity of information can be evaluated at any given point of time, it also means that the information is able to be verified constantly for errors, fraud and inefficiencies, all of which ensure a detailed audit.

Pricing and Availability

ADAudit Plus build 4651 is available immediately. In addition to a fully functional, 30-day trial version, ADAudit Plus is available as a Free Edition, Standard Edition and Professional Edition. The Standard Edition starts at $495 per year for two domain controllers, and the Professional Edition starts at $795 per year for two domain controllers. ADAudit Plus comes as a single download file for all editions and is available for download at

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About ADAudit Plus

ADAudit Plus is real-time, web-based Windows Active Directory change reporting software that audits, tracks and reports on Windows (Active Directory, workstations logon/logoff, file servers and servers), NetApp filersand EMC servers to help meet the most-needed security, audit and compliance demands. Track authorized/unauthorized AD management changes, access of users, GPO, groups, computer, OU, track every file, folder modifications, access and permissions changes with 200+ detailed event-specific reports and instant emails alerts, and also export the results to xls, html, pdf and csv formats to assist in interpretation and computer forensics. For more information on ADAudit Plus, visit

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization's need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, many established and emerging enterprises - including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 - rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit; follow the company blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.

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