ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Software


ADAudit Plus by ManageEngine is an on-premise auditing solution. Key features include tools that allow users to audit active directories, login and logoff records, file servers and Windows server data.

Users can monitor and generate resource reports for elements such as domain controllers in real time. It provides information about active directory objects including users, groups, computer and configuration changes. Login and logoff tracking helps users compile audits into workstation use including duration, login history and login failures.

ADAudit Plus keeps track of file creation, modification and deletion within connected systems, including details such as modifications to file access permissions. It also offers email alerts and notifications in case of document modifications, document access or access permission changes.

ADAudit Plus provides its services on an annual subscription basis. Support is available through an online knowledge base, a ticketing system and over the phone.



17 Reviews of ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Overall rating

4.0 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 17 of 17 reviews

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Very Informative Auditing Software

Windows user auditing is a breeze with ADAudit.

Pros

Ease of use
Easy to navigate interface
Filters galore

Cons

No real cons to mention.
Filters could be a bit much to an inexperienced user.

October 2018

Mohsin from Crunch

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Life Saver if you have a complex file server

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

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Easy solution to our logging requirements.

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.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Could be better...

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).

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

An effective solution for auditing AD and file server activities

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.

June 2018

Karla from SIDOR

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

Large variety of Predefined Security Reports

Pros

Easy to use tool, I like the fact of having different graphics, it is quite complete, it can track and correct errors, finding details of blocks and eliminating the necessary information.

Cons

Against: High cost.

In General: It can be used reliably, knowing that it can detect any malicious information. It is easy to handle.

May 2018

David from Lansing Board of Water and Light

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2018

AD Audit reports at our finger tips!

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.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

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

Found what i needed about an unauthorized access.

Pros

Easily keep track of your active directory. Centralize the discovery of events in your environment. Find who did what in a really fast time

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.

April 2018

Arif from EGA

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

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

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.

April 2018

David from City Of Syracuse

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Get the job done; overall a good product

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%

April 2018

Brandon from City of Sioux Falls

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

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

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.

March 2018

Martin from TMW Systems

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

March 2018

Helps to track password issues

Pros

You can track active directory lockouts and find details of the lockouts. Has a good splash page that you can edit with different graphs.

Cons

Can be a bit clunky when trying to find search. Would be easier if you could quickly search by user.

February 2018

Racey from Eliassen Group

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2018

Does the job, decent technical support if needed

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.

February 2018

Gerson from TECRA TECHNOLOGIES

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2018

Real time audit for Windows AD

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.

November 2017

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

Great product for security reports

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.

October 2017

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

Could be a great product

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

May 2017

Ryan from Cody Laboratories Inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

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

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.