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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus vs Quest Change Auditor

Both ADAudit Plus and Quest Change Auditor provide comprehensive auditing capabilities. While ADAudit Plus collects data from the security logs, Quest Change Auditor by-passes the native security logs to collect this data. Both products have their own advantages this sheet provides a comparison of both these vendors allowing users to make an informed choice.

Active Directory Audit capabilities:

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Quest Change Auditor for Active Directory
Consolidation of Audit Data Yes, from the security logs of multiple computers into a single ADAudit Plus Database.  
WHO, WHEN, WHERE and WHAT of AD changes    
Correlation of Audit Events Pre-configured and customizable  
Audit Trail of Events    
Filter and Search Extensive.  
Custom Alerts Pre-defined severity based alerts  
Email Notification of Alerts    
Archival Consolidated; Time-stamped; Easily reproducible The data is stored in the product.
Audit Reporting Functions
Comprehensive Audit Reports on Active Directory changes    
Compliance Ready Reports SOX, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GLBA and FISMA  
Before and After values of a Change    
GPO Audit Reports    
Group Policy Settings Auditing Also reports on Permission changes.  
Custom Reports Easy to create  
History Reports    
Export, Sort, Modify Report columns to convenience    
Scheduling of Reports Yes with Email Support.  
User, Computer, Group, OU Management Audit Yes. Creation, Modification, Deletions and Membership Additions  
Logon/Logoff Audit Reporting    
Enhanced Features for better auditing:
Graphical snapshots of Domain AD Changes on its Dashboard Yes. Trend lines, Charts, Bar Graphs etc., are used to convey a message in the easiest of formats.  
Graphical Representation of reported audit data    
Accessibility from anywhere in the Domain using a web-browser    
Agentless collection of Audit Data   Requires Agents
Multi-User Role based Access    
External Auditor Access    
Audit Information from Multiple Domains    
Drill-down reports to specific User/ object Changes    
User Defined Reports   NA
Collects and Reports on Filtered Audit Data   NA
Administrator Friendly Options like Event Clean-Up and Restore, Diskspace Alert, Alert on unsuccessful eventlog collections, Delete alerts, Clear alerts ensures that the product is administrator friendly. NA
Convenience and Pricing:
Licensing Based on number of Servers User based
Installation Easy, Wizard based and can be done in minutes Requires expert guidance for installation and deployment.
Get Started Within hours of install, the product starts collecting data. No. Installation and deployment might extend for weeks.
Easy Web Based Access Yes. Can be accessed from anywhere in the domain.  

Can the solution be considered value for money?

Component-based pricing model.
Starts at $595 for 2 DCs

Conclusion

ADAudit Plus is far more convenient audit software when compared to Quest Change Auditor. This has been substantiated by its ease-of-installation, completely web based user interface, Agentless data collection technology and accessibility from anywhere in the network, not to forget it also provides a secure portal for Non-AD users like auditors to access audit data. ADAudit Plus will audit Active Directory, File Servers, Member Servers and Net App Filers in one single installed software.

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  • 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

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