ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Features

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Active Directory change audit and reporting software

4.32/5 (31 reviews)

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Feature Summary

  • Active Directory audit reports
  • Active Directory and file permission change audit
  • Account lockout analyzer
  • GPO change auditing
  • Advanced GPO audit reports
  • Security log & system events audit
  • Windows DNS - Schema Auditing
  • Reports from Archived Data
  • Schedule Active Directory change reports
  • User management audit reports
  • Windows workstations auditing
  • SOX/ HIPAA/ GLBA/ PCI-DSS compliance audit reports
  • Windows File Servers Auditing
  • NetApp Filer Auditing
  • File Server Cluster Auditing
  • File integrity monitoring
  • Windows Member Server Auditing
  • Local User Logon / Logoff Auditing
  • AD new/old attribute changes
  • Instant Active Directory alerts and email notifications

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ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about ManageEngine ADAudit Plus's features:

Gerson Madrid

Real time audit for Windows AD

2018-02-14

A peace of mind knowing that suspicious activity will be reported in real time.

Pros

Something remarkable is that In real time we monitor changes in Windows advertising objects (users, groups, units, Group Policy objects, computers, schemes, DNS and systems) and receive email notifications from unauthorized network access or modification of events.

Cons

It takes some time to tune up.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 51-200 employees)

Easy to use and effective

2019-04-07

For instance if a use locks out on exchange it will say they locked out on a DC with no further info you have to check security logs on exchange.

Pros

Has instant alerts for critical changes and AD restore.

Cons

A few times we needed information but our auditing GPOs we're not properly set up.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Brandon Morris

A platform that will unlock every secret of your AD Domain, if you can find it.

2018-04-02

It is a cost effective tool for monitoring everything in your AD environment.

Pros

This software monitors every aspect of your AD environment, and can even monitor file shares, member, servers, and desktops as well.

Cons

There is a huge amount of data to sort through, and many reports to look through to find what you are looking for.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Logistics and Supply Chain company, 51-200 employees)

Very Informative Auditing Software

2018-12-05

Windows user auditing is a breeze with ADAudit.

Pros

Ease of use Easy to navigate interface Filters galore

Cons

No real cons to mention.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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ilhan Kılıç

For AD auditing very useful

2019-04-12

Pros

For active directory but in same time you can use for auditing file servers.

Cons

It isn't easy to take something from archived logs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Utilities company, 51-200 employees)

Always Registering and Alerting about Changes In AD

2019-01-09

ADAudit Plus has helped us to fulfill a requirement: monitor our AD for changes with respect to security settings.

Pros

The software is always active, registering changes in Active Directory and can alert you about them.

Cons

The software's update procedure is error prone. It runs in Java and not all updates are succesful.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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David Sirrine

AD Audit reports at our finger tips!

2018-05-17

Pros

We are now able to access very granular reports on all aspects of Active Directory auditing. Prior methodology, before AD Audit Plus was very laborious.

Cons

We would like to have application high-availability where the AD Audit Plus service fails on a primary server, then the service automatically starts on a standby server.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Aviation & Aerospace company, 5001-10000 employees)

Good Auditing Software

2019-05-23

We monitor the movement of all users in the active directory.

Pros

There are many reports available.

Cons

It is very difficult to analyze and analyze archived logs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 5001-10000 employees)

You can get all kinds of reports with this product in the active directory environment.

2019-05-19

It has a particularly user-friendly interface and simple to use.

Pros

The alarm can be generated when the log is in accordance with the conditions determined on the application.

Cons

The quality of the support team is insufficient to solve problems of the product and quickly shut down calls.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 501-1000 employees)

Could be a great product

2017-10-10

Pros

It has a lot of features and can give a lot of auditing data.

Cons

Hard to setup Annual fees Requires a lot of resources to run (setup separate VM) Not great support

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

Very good for compliance

2019-06-18

If you are looking for a file server audit, you should just buy it.

Pros

File server auditing is the best so far, very easy to use.

Cons

AD audit tool can be improved as far as event log wise. you have to run the software as service, don't forget that, The pricing is a little bit higher.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Oil & Energy company, 1001-5000 employees)

An effective solution for auditing AD and file server activities

2018-08-06

Pros

It provides us with an audit trail detailing any changes made by our technicians to the configuration or content of the server so we can stay secure and detect any malicious behavior.

Cons

There’s so much information that gets created as a result of the auditing function and sometimes finding the right and accurate report requires going through quite a bit of data to get the exact one you’re looking for.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Edgar Silva-Ascencio

Makes AD Troubleshooting Easy

2019-03-05

Overall i enjoy the product and would recommend this for reporting and troubleshooting AD issues.

Pros

This product makes trouble shooting easier and root cause analysis a breeze.

Cons

Although AD audit has a bunch of features, the UI is a bit cluttered and intimidating if you don't know exactly what you're looking for.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

Could be better...

2018-10-05

It's decent, but I'm probably going to move to something that's a little more robust and easier to upgrade.

Pros

It can pull your file server auditing, your domain controller auditing, and a whole host of other things.

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).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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David Garwood

Incredibly powerful audit software

2019-05-20

From a user perspective I am very happy and believe I will be able to make lots of improvements based on audit results, and the HR team are happy that they can audit what they need to see too.

Pros

It is really intuitive and there are tons of reports already set up - this meant that I found a potential error in our network permissions setup within minutes of logging on, which once resolved I think will improve performance enough for our users that the time saved will pay for ADAudit Plus within weeks.

Cons

Nothing so far, although the breadth and depth of reports available is pretty daunting at first.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan Stahl

AD Audit is very affordable way to get insight into both AD activities and File server activities

2017-05-17

Pros

It gathers a ton of useful information for internal audit support for SOX.

Cons

Breaks often, you need to keep an eye on it that it does not stop running if your relying on the data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Arif Ellahi

Just new to it, however it is designed effectively and one can understand it in short time.

2018-04-17

i was able to generate many reports like, Most access files, most modified files, Most access by process , Most access bu users, files accessed after the days mentioned one wanted and modified.

Pros

Creating alerts as per ones requirement is the best feature like ransomware, of this app, one can get information on any change that is made in files or folders. able to check the files that aren't used since long and many more beautiful features one can achieve if configure effectively based on ones company requirement.

Cons

Forums not available , could be it is new in the market. well hope down the line the user would increase and a forum will be created that would help to get the solution and troubleshoot when and then needed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Fatih Solen

All you need for MS active directory and file server auditing

2019-08-05

You must use a auditor software and AD audit plus is perfect match for that need.

Pros

AD audit most useful software for large active directory environment.

Cons

Actually there is no negative things but if it has a step to step initial configuration wizard will be good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Need to track your Active Directory? That's an option!

2018-04-26

Found what i needed about an unauthorized access.

Pros

Easily keep track of your active directory.

Cons

Despite know the ADManager is for the present and ADAudit is for the past, i still think they could be a single tool, with licensing options to one or the other.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 51-200 employees)

ADAudit audit's EVERYTHING.

2019-07-18

Pros

AD Auditing is only a necessity for regulatory requirements and when you need it the most.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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David Centro

Get the job done; overall a good product

2018-04-11

Pros

Helps address security holes you might otherwise miss with day to day operations!

Cons

Reporting is a pro and a con with accuracy.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Mohsin M

Life Saver if you have a complex file server

2018-10-17

We have a very complex file server where alot of file movement happenes every minute. and wihout it made the tracking of a file very difficult.

Pros

the simplicity and detailed file audit. we now have a fully audited file system, who access a file and when.

Cons

it takes a bit of getting used to but once the basics out the way, the software works a treat

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Racey Cave

Does the job, decent technical support if needed

2018-02-27

Pros

ADAudit Plus actually does a lot more than just audit AD. In an environment where you have multiple technicians making changes to AD, it's helpful to have an audit trail for both security reasons, as well as troubleshooting when a change is made that produces an unexpected or undesirable affect.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Airlines/Aviation company, 501-1000 employees)

Easy solution to our logging requirements.

2018-10-06

Pros

Its quite simple to setup on the domain, we have a number of domain controllers and it connected to all of these just fine.

Cons

Some of the reports require some tweaking to get them working correctly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great product for security reports

2017-11-14

Good insight into file and account history.

Pros

Fast, many predefined reports. Easy to set up, updates are comming quite often, fixing bugs and adding new functionality.

Cons

The price is too high, we were using logging only for 2 domain controllers and 2 file servers, but that was too expensive in comparision to functionality.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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