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Case Study - Cosma International

Cosma International

Customer: Cosma International
Industry: Automotive
Location: Germany

"We finalized on ManageEngine ADAudit Plus, primarily for our SOX Audit reports and I think the tool, with its easy to comprehend output is very cool and the highly competitive pricing helped grab our attention."
- Andreas Ederer, Cosma International.

Business Needs

The foremost need of Cosma International in wanting an audit product was to aid prepare SOX Audit Reports of their 280+ users and 250+ computers; this said the elementary block was breaking down the humongous assorted data into comprehendible SOX Audit compliance reports.


ADAudit Plus scores not only on the functionality of gathering assorted Active Directory data, but also in interpreting them as simple reports. It likewise excels in monitoring the Active Directory data and furthermore pinpointing security breaches.

A brief input on SOX Audit Compliance for Public Limited Companies:

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002 set new requirements for the integrity of the source data related to financial transactions and reporting, stored within corporate databases including: user management, authentication, separation of duties, access control, and audit trail.

The iterative compliance process includes the following four steps:

  • Assess - Gather risk and data usage information.
  • Set Controls and Policies - Define acceptable usage pattern.
  • Monitor and Enforce - Capture activity and prevent unauthorized actions.
  • Measure - Report on activity, recommend refinements as needed.


ManageEngine ADAudit Plus with its complete audit reporting features helped Cosma International primordially in preparing the SOX Audit compliance reports and to manage data. ADAudit Plus is simple to deploy, easy to manage and reasonably priced making it a valuable asset for any company.

About Customer:

Cosma International's strong foundation in the automotive industry lies in their belief to boldly pursue opportunities while allowing the ability to respond to customers' needs with precision and speed. Their imagination and passion is proven by the numerous awards garnered. Collaborating with best-in-class customers pushes the company to excel at what they do. In turn, Cosma International consistently strives to meet and exceed the needs of customers.

About ADAP:

ADAudit Plus is an enterprise-wide Active Directory change auditing software with reports and alerts that:

  • Address the most-needed audit and compliance demands set forth by regulatory and government bodies.
  • Assist an IT administrator in Active Directory change management.

The comprehensive reports and alerts provided by ADAudit Plus are easily comprehendible even to technically naive users. The reports answer the four vital Ws of Active Directory auditing: "Who" did "what" action, "when" and from "where"!

With ADAudit Plus you can:

  • View comprehensive reports on administrative changes and logon events in the Active Directory.
  • Use filter based rules and configure ADAudit Plus to report / alert about specific change events in AD objects.
  • Find answers to the vital 4W's - Who effected what change in Active Directory, when and from where.
  • Receive alerts on desired change events - right in your inbox.
  • Get the complete history of changes in Active Directory and Group Policy objects.
  • Archive change records for better forensic analysis.
  • Organize your Event log Data to help in Security and Compliance Auditing needs.

How ManageEngine ADAudit Plus won the confidence of Cosma International?

While a competitively priced product lures the mind, a comprehensive package of features would rule the hearts. ADAudit Plus wins the confidence of calculative minds along with passionate hearts of customers.

SOX Audit and Compliance Reports Active Directory Audit Reports Ease of Use Competitive Pricing
SOX Audit and Compliance Reports Active Directory Audit Reports Ease of Use Competitive Pricing

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