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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Active Directory change audit and reporting software

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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus product overview

What is ManageEngine ADAudit Plus?

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is an online Active Directory change audit solution, providing comprehensive reports on most changes that occur in Windows Active Directory. With ADAudit Plus, users can examine every change, while ensuring the changes made conform with IT regulatory act standards.

Key benefits of using ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

- Ensure all changes conform to regulations and organizational policies with information on what changes were made, when, by who, and from where.

- Supervise crucial activities, using prepackaged reports on activities including user logon actions and GPO/OU/computer/groups/domain policy changes.

- Use filters and rules to create event fetchers and engage them to collect event data.

- Extract compliance data demanded by regulatory acts including HIPAA, PCI, SOX, GLBA, and FISMA.

- Archive audit data for the required periods specified in IT regulatory acts, with cataloging to make the regeneration of reports easy.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Chat
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Live Online
Videos
Webinars

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus pricing information

Value for money

4.2

/5

36

Starting from

$

495

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Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus features

Functionality

4.5

/5

36
Total Features32 15 categories

Most valued features by users

Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Dashboard
Real Time Monitoring
Compliance Management
Activity Tracking
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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus users reviews

Overall rating

4.3

/5

36

Positive reviews

94%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.32/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
The simplicity of this product is fantastic. Its on of the easiest and most simple piece of software to use with the most effective results.

kJ

kyle J.

Great experience, I will definitely recommend this product.

kJ

kyle J.

Affordable and easy to use. It gathers a ton of useful information for internal audit support for SOX.

RS

Ryan S.

Cons
It fails more often than not and the upgrade instructions listed on ManageEngine's website has inaccurate data (lists the wrong batch files to use, etc).

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Some of the upgrades are a bit of a pain due to services, and it's hard to install multiple products on the same server due to port usage and service installations.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

The upgrade process is the worst thing I've ever seen in a software product.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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One of the best Active Directory Auditing Tools

Reviewed 2 years ago

We use this product to assist internal audit team with their requirements regarding any specific user auditing.

Pros

Capability to audit even minute changes that have happened on domain controllers (users, computers, Groups, GPOs, PSOs, DNS Zones) and on user workstations.

Cons

Not having the option to add in bulk workstations for auditing.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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ADAuditPlus - block errors in user permissions

Reviewed 2 months ago

Very useful product which integrates well with our systems and allows our L1 techs to keep a handle on user login issues on a daily basis without requiring any extra permissions in AD. Reports can be emailed on a schedule which we use for auditing 3rd part access to our systems for example.

Pros

We have integration with various products and mainly from our helpdesk. We use this to monitor changes to user accounts - we have some restricted groups for access to some systems, so if someone copies a user and the new user should not be in one of these groups, it blocks it and alerts us. Useful for tracking locked accounts as to where/why they are being locked. We use it daily to check failed logins, for example when someone with an expired password (or leaver) has left a PC logged in generating thousands of audit failures in AD. We can then identify and resolve these easily.

Cons

Setup for some of the above can be quite complex and we can sometimes catch ourselves out if the rules are too strict. (Manually adding someone to a group and forgetting we restricted it for example).

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Could be better...

Reviewed 3 years ago

It was something that I inherited when I started with my current company. It's decent, but I'm probably going to move to something that's a little more robust and easier to upgrade.

Pros

I like the amount of data that ADAudit Plus can gather. It can pull your file server auditing, your domain controller auditing, and a whole host of other things. You can also setup alerting on specific events that makes it easy to see what's happening with your servers.

Cons

The upgrade process is the worst thing I've ever seen in a software product. You have to put your build number into the support website, download a major upgrade, install that, and then download a service pack, and install that. It doesn't sound so bad, but the upgrade process itself is dependent on this antiquated process that uses a batch file and a Java utility. It fails more often than not and the upgrade instructions listed on ManageEngine's website has inaccurate data (lists the wrong batch files to use, etc).

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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For AD auditing very useful

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

It has a lot of reports already on it. You can use report templates to create a report. For active directory but in same time you can use for auditing file servers. It has DNS auditing and Exchange users and groups too.

Cons

Archiving model isn't very useful. It isn't easy to take something from archived logs.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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ADAudit audit's EVERYTHING.

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

AD Auditing is only a necessity for regulatory requirements and when you need it the most. However, AD Audit also provides intuitive reporting functionality for those times you can't easily give a quick answer, AD Audit is there for you.

Cons

Some of the upgrades are a bit of a pain due to services, and it's hard to install multiple products on the same server due to port usage and service installations.

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus FAQs and common questions

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $495.00/year
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available


ManageEngine ADAudit Plus has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


ManageEngine ADAudit Plus supports the following languages:
English


No, ManageEngine ADAudit Plus does not have an API available.


ManageEngine ADAudit Plus offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Chat, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk

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