ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

4.3 (38)
Active Directory change audit and reporting software

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(38)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

38 Software options

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Very good for compliance

Reviewed on 18/06/2019

We had many cases with different departments who remove files or folder, who made changes in excel file. The software always gives the right answer, never disappointed me. 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. UI is well designed. Ad reporting is really helping us to find out who has an old session and locked account

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

ADAudit audit's EVERYTHING.

Reviewed on 18/07/2019

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Gone are the days of endless lockouts.

Reviewed on 04/12/2019

We use this for tracking bad password attempts and keeping logs of group changes.

Pros

I like how clear and easy to use the UI is, my biggest qualm with active directory is it seems like most of the fields are intersparsed in random places and it doesn't always give you a full picture of whats going on. With AD audit plus you are able to get clear concise information.

Cons

Sometimes the web UI glitches out, but this may be due to our implementation and not necessarily the software.

Racey C.
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  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Does the job, decent technical support if needed

Reviewed on 27/02/2018

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. With the audit trail it's easy to see what the most recent changes were so they can be rolled back if necessary.

This product will actually do some auditing of your file servers as well, which we found fairly helpful. When a file gets deleted, it's never a problem to restore it, but it's helpful to be able to see who deleted the file so you can either identify malicious activity or advise a user of what's happening in case they're not aware that they're removing needed information.

Mohsin M.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Life Saver if you have a complex file server

Reviewed on 17/10/2018

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

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Always Registering and Alerting about Changes In AD

Reviewed on 09/01/2019

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. For instance, we get notifications when an account is added, changed or has gained privileged access. This makes it easier to be 'on top' of security events.

Cons

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

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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Could be a great product

Reviewed on 10/10/2017

Pros

It has a lot of features and can give a lot of auditing data. It's also fairly cheap and gives amazing reports.

Cons

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

Jendra J.
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Reviewed on 05/03/2019

Ilhan K.
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

For AD auditing very useful

Reviewed on 12/04/2019

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

An effective solution for auditing AD and file server activities

Reviewed on 06/08/2018

Pros

ADAudit Plus ensures computer security and compliance for us since we use Active Directory servers. 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. It also helps us to know what steps to take in the event that some changes bring about a negative effect.

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. But no tool is really perfect, and this one has some good things to offer.

Faizhal K.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Ad Audit Plus is solution for all Audit activities for I.T Enviornment

Reviewed on 21/04/2020

Few minutes job for taking any kind of audit reports

Pros

Different kinds of reports and customization of reports are available for all modules and the same can be saved in different formats

Cons

Combined with Asset management option could give more information for administrator to maintain and get more reports

Verified Reviewer
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  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Great product for security reports

Reviewed on 14/11/2017

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. Very good support.

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.

Arif E.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 17/04/2018

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.
moreover we can do file analysis like old files, Stale files, Unmodified files, Large files, Hidden files, etc.

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

AD Audit Plus - True Auditor

Reviewed on 10/08/2021

Overall ManageEngine Audit Plus gives you a great AD Admin and Audit experience. I would love to recommend it.

Pros

Simple reporting structure AD Audit Plus has is the coolest feature. You can dig deeper to any issue related to user accounts using this just with two three clicks.

Cons

If archiving option made simplified, it will be perfect. It gives a little hassle to retrieve log from the archive.

Ryan S.
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 17/05/2017

Pros

Affordable and easy to use. 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.

Kyle J.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great Product

Reviewed on 09/03/2020

Great experience, I will definitely recommend this product. Well worth it.

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. Definitely bang for buck.

Cons

the most time consuming is the setup, but other than that its not a complex product to use.

Gerson M.
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  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Real time audit for Windows AD

Reviewed on 14/02/2018

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's a bit complicated to configure. It takes some time to tune up. It's perfectly normal since no software can predict how your network is configured.

Akshila E.
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Reviewed on 19/10/2021

Overall this is a really good solution for finding compliance and audit issues related to Active Directory. can

Pros

The most attractive thing about this tool is the reporting, the reports are very accurate and really understandable. And the web-based is really easy to use.

Cons

Still no any errors found about this tool

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Could be better...

Reviewed on 05/10/2018

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).

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 19/05/2019

It has a particularly user-friendly interface and simple to use. It includes reports of users of groups and other objects of Active Directory in detail. An Active Directory-specific SIEM tool. With this product, you can store your data for years with the archiving mechanism.

Pros

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

Renesh G.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Really Useful

Reviewed on 27/06/2019

Overall experience is great as it allows me to determine what changes were made in the domain and by who at any time.

Pros

The ability to track everything that’s going on in my domain and who actually made changes in the domain.

Cons

There is a lot of options and sometimes it’s hard to find what you need if never used before.

David C.
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  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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Get the job done; overall a good product

Reviewed on 11/04/2018

Pros

Reporting is pro as long as your AD infrastructure is working properly! Helps address security holes you might otherwise miss with day to day operations!

Cons

Reporting is a pro and a con with accuracy. Doesn't always read every attribute correctly but nothing is always 100%

David S.
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  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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AD Audit reports at our finger tips!

Reviewed on 17/05/2018

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.

Brandon M.
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  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 02/04/2018

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. Any piece of data or information you would need to know is there.

Cons

However, it can be sometimes very hard to find. There is a huge amount of data to sort through, and many reports to look through to find what you are looking for.

Uzair A.
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

One of the best Active Directory Auditing Tools

Reviewed on 21/11/2019

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.