Auditing the Active Directory is quite important for the organizations as it ensures the integrity and safety of their IT infrastructure. Unwanted changes inside a non-secured environment can create an irreparable loss that can't be compensated later on. Neither native tools meet the latest requirements of regulatory compliances nor they have any mechanism to restore the unwanted changes.
Native auditing suffers from critical drawbacks. Not only it shows every change log in raw formats but it also lacks long-term storage. Moreover, there is no system to alert the Administrators about any unwanted change in real-time.
LepideAuditor for Active Directory is a powerful tool to track and control Active Directory changes to maintain a highly secured AD environment. It tracks all day-to-day changes in AD, generates alerts when something undesirable takes place, and make it possible to roll back changes to give complete control over AD.
Restoration : Administrators can restore the Active Directory to any desired state using snapshots. This allows them to perform safe testing after applying new policies or making any kind of changes in AD. Our software reverts selected or all AD changes.
Long-term Storage of Logs : There is no limitation on the storage of logs and they're stored for long-term in a database. All the entries will be procured and will not be overwritten for years. Inbuilt "Explore Backup" feature allows adding the previously created database files stored in the root folder.
Uphold Compliance : Implement internal and external regulatory policies and thus stay compliant with various industry specific acts and standards such as SOX, HIPAA, PCI, GLBA, FISMA etc.
Eliminate Risk Factors : Create a highly secured Active Directory environment that ensures business continuity by eliminating all risk-factors (such as security breach, compliance violation, fraudulent activities etc.) associated with AD.
Protect Active Directory against Undesirable Changes : Get instant alerts on critical changes made to Active Directory, thus minimizes the detection time. Snapshots protect AD objects against undesirable changes and lets the Administrator restore them quickly.
Full Change Audit Trail : Continuous monitoring of Active Directory and seamless change capturing lets LAAD to deliver a complete audit trail. Rich filters, search, and sorting options allow a user to generate the report for in-depth forensics related to any change sequence.
Centralized Auditing : It's a true centralized system that monitors all domain controllers of any type in a domain at a centralized platform and stores all the logs in a common database. Moreover, any kind of filtration and rule can be applied collectively to all DCs in a domain. There is no requirement to audit each DC separately in order to audit a complete domain. In addition, LAAD allows you to generate the audit reports specifically to a selected DC. etc.
Active Directory Change Tracking : Track all changes done in Active Directory and get Who, What, When and Where information for changes made in all objects including users, OUs, computers, groups, and Policies.
Active Directory Backup & Restore : Our software creates regular snapshots of the Active Directory states at the desired frequency. It can restore the Active Directory to the last working state using the already created snapshots.
Real-time Alerts : Sends real-time alerts of all critical changes instantly to the administrators and other intended recipients, thus enables them to undo the unwanted changes on time.
Comprehensive Reporting : Users can generate the reports on complete domain or any domain controller with filtration, sorting, and searching. These reports can be exported in user-friendly formats such as CSV, PDF, and MHT. In addition, users can bookmark the most used or the most liked reports in "Favorites".
Dual Collection System : It offers both agent-less and agent-based data collection systems. Former allows the monitoring of all domain controllers in a network (by default) without requiring a separate agent for each DC, whereas the latter comes handy to resolve the network connection issues (if any).
Tracking of Nested Objects : This all-in-one solution is capable to monitor the nested objects such as groups inside the groups or OUs inside the OUs without requiring any kind of explicit rule.
Attribute Level Change : It monitors the changes at lower levels and clearly illustrates what object and attribute has been changed.In fact, it helps the Administrators to take necessary actions to stop the unwanted changes.
Dedicated User Logon/Logoff Report : Instead of burying the user logon items underneath the report hierarchy, LAAD has a dedicated and easy-to-accessible section for user logon/logoff reports.
Evaluate before Purchase
LepideAuditor for Active Directory is also available for free evaluation. Free trial version is available for the period of 15 days; during this period changes can be tracked and AD can be restored to any required state of last 4 days. With trial version reports can also be generated for last 15 days and with full version you can save these reports to desired formats.
Always in a tool of this kind, it is important that audit monitoring one can get and more when you can observe from a Dashboard, monitoring in LepideAuditor for Active Directory are very detailed, automatically updating. it is very advantageous for a company that wishes to implement.