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 do 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 makes it possible to roll back changes to give complete control over AD.
Benefits of LepideAuditor for Active Directory
Real Time Active Directory Monitoring : Monitor Active Directory environment in real-time and know in detail who is doing what, when, and from where. All changes are recorded seamlessly and presented in the easy-to-read format in LiveFeed, alerts, and audit reports. The previous- & after-change values for every change are also displayed.
Seamless Tracking : You can track the actions done by an user on the objects from start to end. The captured logs let you create a complete trail of relevant changes in the perfect sequence required for any investigation.
Restoration : LAAD takes regular snapshots of the Active Directory objects at the desired frequency. To protect the Active Directory from undesirable changes, the Administrators can restore the state of objects using the snapshots. “Restore from Tombstone” feature allows the easy retrieval of the deleted objects.
Secure Active Directory: You can use predefined AD Security Reports to conduct the comparative analysis of permissions, ownership, and audit settings of the objects between two dates. This will indeed help the administrators to keep a check on the changing permissions and ownerships of users to crucial AD objects in order to avoid any security breach.
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.
Centralized Auditing : It's a true centralized system that lets you audit all domains in the network at a centralized location.
LiveFeed : LiveFeed displays the live feeds of critical changes being done currently in the Active Directory environment on the Dashboard. These feeds are updated seamlessly, thus gives a clear picture of the AD object status for every second.
Real-time Alerts : Sends real-time alerts of all critical changes instantly to the administrators and other intended recipients, thus notifies them about the crucial events before it’s too late.
Comprehensive Reporting : In addition to more than 70 predefined reports, the software allows user creating the custom reports to focus on specific objects, classes, and operations. These reports can be either saved on the disk in CSV/PDF/MHT format or scheduled to be delivered automatically through email to the intended recipients at periodic intervals. In addition, the most used reports can be bookmarked in “Favorites” section for quick access.
The users can generate the reports specifically for working and non-working hours, and browse them in three different views. They can also apply filters, sorting, search, or group by column to further drill down the auditing data.
Change Illustration & Control : All changes even at lower-levels are captured with complete information. The users can easily identify the impacted object/attribute along with previous- & after-value for every change. LepideAuditor for Active Directory provides the complete AD Change Control over as it lets you rollback the unwanted changes quickly and retrieve the deleted objects easily.
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.