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ManageEngine ADManager Plus Vs Protected Networks 8Man

ADManager Plus greatly differentiates itself by being a completely web-based product which focuses wholly on Active Directory (AD) management, reporting, Active Directory delegation, business workflow and automation. The ADManager Plus mobile app provides access to AD Management and reporting features. ADManager Plus integrates on-premises Exchange Server, Exchange Online, Office 365, G Suite, and Skype for Business (Lync).

Protected Networks 8Man is an Access Rights Management (ARM) solution for Microsoft and virtual server environments protecting companies against unauthorized access to sensitive data. The 8MAN core functions are management of active directory, file server and SharePoint access rights . It improves internal security by offering an overview of rights on file servers, Exchange servers, Active Directory, VMware vSphere and SharePoint.

While the ADManager Plus caters to AD related tasks and also performs the administration of users and rights, 8Man functions primarily as an IT access rights tool.Highlights of ADManager Plus:


ADManager Plus
  • Web-based console for Active Directory (AD), MS Exchange, Office 365, Skype for Business (Lync), and G Suite management and reporting.
  • 150+ pre-packaged reports on AD objects like users, groups, computers, contacts, GPOs, OUs; NTFS reports, security reports and many more.
  • Built-in management functions can be performed from extracted reports.
  • ADManager Plus app for iOS and Android devices enables AD Management and reporting on the go.
  • Account management such as modifying AD attributes, activating and deactivating accounts and many more.
  • Full-scale monitoring of AD activities with regard to accounts, objects, groups and attributes is enabled by means of configurable reports.
  • Permission modifications on the file servers can be detected by means of configurable reports.
  • Self-service portal for requesting access rights that are authorized and documented in an audit-proof manner. Access rights to the file servers, SharePoint sites, Exchange and vSphere can be set up.

ManageEngine ADManager Plus Vs Protected Networks 8Man

Features Description ManageEngine ADManager Plus
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Protected Networks 8Man
Active Directory Management
User Management
  • Add
  • Modify
  • Enable,Disable
  • Move
  • Delete
  • Password Resets
  • Account Unlocks
Computer Management
  • Add
  • Modify
  • Enable,Disable
  • Move
  • Delete
Contact Management
  • Add
  • Modify
  • Move
  • Delete
Group Management
  • Add
  • Modify
  • Move
  • Delete
File Server Management Add file servers in your network and manage their NTFS and share permissions    
GPO Management Create GPO objects and link them to computer and user objects    
Folder permissions and ACEs Search permissions granted to security principals    
Bulk User Management Manage user accounts in bulk    
Full-scale monitoring of Active Directory Activities using Logbook Tracing all activities using the 'Comment' feature    
Active Directory creation and modification Templates
User creation and modification templates Create and modify bulk accounts by applying customized role-specific templates    

( Not sure if they can be customized)

Mobile Active Directory Management
Mobile App for Android and iOS devices AD Management, reports and workflow on the go on mobile devices    
Active Directory Reports
Pre-packaged reports    

(150 +)


(Limited reports via web client)

User Reports
  • All users
  • Account status reports
  • Logon reports,etc,.


Password Reports
  • Recent logon failures
  • Password expired/Soon-to expire, etc,.
Group Reports
  • Managed/unmanaged groups
  • Security/Distribution groups,etc,.


Computer Reports
  • Exchange Reports
  • Contact Reports
  • OU Reports
  • NTFS Reports
  • Security Reports
  • Office 365 Reports


Management from Reports Built-in management functions can be performed from extracted reports    
Compliance Reports Generate compliance reports for SOX, GDPR, HIPAA, PCI    
Report Scheduling Schedule reports to be generated at a specified duration and format and configure the email addresses to which the reports can be sent.    
Printing directly from reports      
Reports exporting format   HTML, CSV, PDF, XLS, CSVDE PDF ,CSV
HelpDesk Delegation
Delegation Delegate different tasks to a particular user with a scope limited to specific Organizational Units and Groups and also track their activities    
Active Directory Workflow
Customizable Workflow Build a workflow structure, with required number of workflow agents based on your needs    
Active Directory Automation
Complete Automation of vital AD tasks Automate common Active Directory task/routine consisting of sequence of tasks. For instance Reset password,AD cleanup of objects    
AD Search
AD Search Search Active Directory for Users, Computers, Groups and contact information.  

(Supports Directory search too)


(AD Objects search)

Other Platforms
Office 365 Management Office 365 User provisioning and license management    
Office 365 Reports Office 365 reports of users, license, groups    
Exchange Online Management Support for management of Exchange Online    
G Suit
G Suite user provisioning and reporting Manage single/bulk user provisioning and reports of users in G suite environment    
Skype for Business Modify Skype(Lync) policies, enable/disable skype (Lync) users    
IT Help desk support
Integration with Helpdesk    

(ServiceDesk Plus and ServiceNow)

Integration with SharePoint and vSphere      
Security login settings
Smart card authentication Use of smart cards/ PKI/ certificates to grant access to the tool    
Two Factor Authentication ADManager Plus provides options to perform TFA through authentication services such as Duo Security, Google Authenticator, or one time password via email.    
User Interface   Web Based and Mobile App based Installation required on the server
Installation   Single Installation -
Multiple Domain Support      

Can the solution be considered value for money?

Component-based pricing model
The Standard edition starts at $ 595


ADManager Plus and 8Man both support user provisioning and access rights management. However ADManager Plus is inclined towards managing Active Directory objects supported by automation, delegation and business workflow along with providing a comprehensive set of pre-packaged reports with built-in management actions. 8Man predominantly provides full-scale monitoring of the access rights activities and security relevant actions in AD and file servers. ADManager Plus is purely web-based and integrates with Office 365, G Suite, and Skype for Business (Lync). Manage AD on-the-go with iOS and Android app for ADManager Plus with management and reporting.


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 ADManager Plus

ManageEngine ADManager Plus is a web-based Windows AD management and reporting solution that helps AD administrators and help desk technicians accomplish their day-to-day activities. With an intuitive,easy-to-use interface, ADManager Plus handles a variety of complex tasks and generates an exhaustive list of AD reports, some of which are essential requirements to satisfy compliance audits. It also helps administrators manage and report on their Exchange Server, Office 365, and Google Apps environments, in addition to AD, all from a single console.

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    Back up and restore AD objects like users, computers, contacts, groups, OUs, GPOs, and dynamic distribution groups.Licenses are based on the number of users only. No restrictions on other AD objects such as groups, contacts, etc.
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