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ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus vs Systemtools Hyena

  • Active Directory Management involves the complete and comprehensive management of Active Directory Infrastructure objects and Resources. Different organizations have different needs and hence deploy solutions which are in tune with their requirements. A comparison document provides any organization with better flexibility and ability to understand different products at the same time. And help in selecting the right solutions suitable to them.
  • A high level comparison between two Active Directory Management tools ManageEngine ADManager Plus and Systemtools Hyena is listed below:
  • At the outset few basic features differentiate the two products which are definitely an advantage organizations can achieve deploying ADManager Plus.
  • ADManager Plus greatly differentiates itself by being a product which completely focuses on Active Directory Management, Active Directory Reporting, and Active Directory Help Desk Delegation all from its web based console. Systemtools Hyena as the name suggests is more of software to address system utilities more than Active Directory Management or Reporting.

What makes ManageEngine ADManager Plus unique?

Easy Web-based Access: ADManager Plus is a completely web based product which facilitates access from anywhere within the network. Systemtools Hyena is NOT web based.
A comprehensive product: ADManager Plus is a comprehensive product which includes in it Active Directory Management, Active Directory Reporting, Help Desk Delegation, and a Self Service Portal as a single entity. Management and Help Desk Delegation alone it does not provide features for Self Service Portal or ADSearch features to the end users.
Installation: Both ADManager Plus and Hyena can be directly downloaded from the website and will be ready to run. Systemtools Hyena NOT being web based requires separate installation for all the Admin Users and hence multiple Installations are required. ManageEngine ADManager Plus requires a single Installation.
Windows System Software Vs Active Directory Management Software: Systemtools Hyena tries to address Windows Management needs more than Active Directory Management with its focus towards server management, events, service Managements, and Disk space , Share Management. ManageEngine ADManager Plus is focused and provides solutions targeting exactly at Active Directory Management Needs for any organization.

Table Highlighting the Difference between ManageEngine ADManager Plus and Systemtools Hyena

Features ManageEngine ADManager Plus
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AD query capabilities Kept Internal within the software. Primary feature in report generations.
support for Active Directory (AD) Organizational Units    
Security auditing    
AD mixed and native mode features    
Tree like structure or list view of all the sub objects in the domain to display Containers/OUs, All Users, All Groups, Global Groups, Local Groups, and Universal Groups objects.    
Management of all AD Objects are handled by Radio buttons, wizards, select from reports, pull down menu. Queries are handled internally. Entirely by LDAP queries to Active Directory.
Organizational Units (OUs)
Browsing OU Contents    
creating new users, groups, contacts, and computer objects directly into an OU    
Filtering toolbar   Object filtering when browsing the contents of any OU at every object level
Customizable Active Directory queries Need for queries generally do not arise.  
Access ,view and add any AD custom attribute    
Extensive ADSIedit-like capability AD attribute management dialogs are easy to use and understand AD attribute management from CSV files, Reports and wizards.  
Standard shell property for management Web Based console with an easy to use interface Supported - MMC-like functionality
Keep track of delegated security rights Not Possible. Active Directory Security Listing views
Access to the standard Microsoft Active Directory 'Find' dialog Filtering and Sorting along with a Quick Search feature makes this possible on an extracted AD Report. The selection criteria can be saved for future or external use, and the objects that are found can be returned to Hyena for further management tasks.
Management
Single and Bulk User Management    
Modifying Single User    
Modifying Bulk user properties    
Computers    
Groups    
Domains    
Search for ACEs (Access Control Entities)    
Enable /Disable Dial in properties for users    
Enable /disable LCS (Live communication server attributes)    
Enable /Disable OCS (Office Communication server properties)    
Support FOR management of Exchange 5.5 and 200x mailboxes    
Notifying Users / emailing on Soon to Expire Passwords   Unknown
Setting Up Password Policies / Modifying Policies for a batch of Users    

Reporting

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Reports exported to HTML, CSV, PDF, XLS, CSVDE Microsoft Access-based Reporting
Scheduling of Reports    
Emailing of Reports to admin’s    
Pre – Canned Reports Over 100 pre-canned reports. Lists are viewed by AD Querying Capabilities of the Software.
Management actions from extracted reports Actions like enable /disable or delete users, move computers, groups to another OU etc., can be performed. Reports provide option to be viewed and sorted only.
All Users, All Groups, Global Groups, Local Groups, Universal Groups.    
Inactive users, Disabled users, Locked Out Users, etc.   Unknown
Logon Reports   Unknown
Security Groups, Distribution Groups, etc.    
Reports on Groups and Group Memberships    
Custom values added to reports    
Computers, Workstations    
Disabled Computers, Managed/Unmanaged Computers    
Account Status Reports   Unknown
Password Reports    
Container/OUs    
Share permissions    
Contact    
Security Reports    
Distribution List Members, Mail Enabled Groups, Mail Quota Based Reports    
Active Directory Logon Reports    
Account Lockout Policy    
Group Policy Object (GPO) information   Supported
Help Desk Delegation    
Grouping of tasks into Roles Each Help desk technician is delegated one or more reporting/ AD Management tasks which are grouped as one role. Help desk technician make use of customized AD Queries to perform reporting and AD Management tasks.
IT knowledge level expected The helpdesk portal can be easily accessed by any Xn IT Savvy employee like Human Resource staff etc., Since accessing queries to manage/ report objects the helpdesks require some IT knowledge.
OU Based Delegation   Unknown
Self Service Portal    
AD Search performed by Domain Users   Only by Admin and Helpdesk.

Systems Management

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Remote computer users / domains as well as individual workstations NOT under scope  
Information about a remote system. NOT under scope  
Server management NOT under the scope  

Licensing

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Based on Number of Domains and Number of Help Desk Technicians who use the software The number of Administrators actually using the product, regardless of the number of end-users or servers.
Edition Standard Enterprise Standard Enterprise
Trial Period 30 Days 30 Days
System Requirements A web browser and either a workstation or server. Either a workstation or server and run either locally or through a remote control or Terminal Services session.
Installation Single or Multiple based on preference. Multiple based on number of Helpdesks deployed

Can the solution be considered value for money?

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

Conclusion

  • Hyena is primarily concerned with Windows System Management. Features like Server Management, Disk Space Management, Events and information on Remote Systems are prevalent.
  • ADManager Plus is web based, and requires only a single installation. Web based solution allows he software to be accessed from anywhere in the domain. With complete focus on Active Directory Management and Reporting.
  • Reporting Features in Hyena requires AD Queries and exporting the reports is restricted to Microsoft Access only. ADManager Plus extracts information from the Active Directory and displays in an easily editable report format without the need for any querying process. Management actions can be performed with these reports.
  • Features like self service portal and AD Search for domain users available in ManageEngine ADManager Plus provides domain users an option to self update personal information in Active Directory and also to search for other users in the domain.
  • Features like self service portal and AD Search for domain users available in ManageEngine ADManager Plus provides domain users an option to self update personal information in Active Directory and also to search for other users in the domain.
  • Reports are further robust with options to edit, sort, and perform quick search to identify individual objects.
  • Management Actions from reports like enable, disable and delete users or move users, computers from one OU to another from these reports adds value to the product.
  • Both ManageEngine ADManager Plus and Systemtools Hyena are competitively priced. ADManager Plus provides better value for money with its comprehensive set of features when considering Active Directory Management.
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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

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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