Educational institutions face the same difficult challenges concerning Active Directory integrity and identity management issues as other organizations, and sometimes even more. Malicious or accidental Active Directory changes may have negative consequences for both administrators and students, resulting in financial loss or interrupted educational process.
Effective tracking and ongoing review of changes is important for preventing those negative consequences. Automated auditing of the IT infrastructure changes, including changes made to Active Directory objects, Group Policy settings, file servers, configuration settings in an Exchange environment etc., streamlines maintaining secure IT infrastructure.
As for identity management process, it can be a tiresome and resource-consuming task without automated solutions. Identity management automation brings convenience, enhanced security and cost savings. For example, self-service password management hardens network security, eases implementation of strong password policies, eliminates password-related help desk calls. Reduced help desk workload brings you significant cost savings, as each support call costs time and money.
NetWrix offers effective, easy to use and affordable solutions with special discounts for educational institutions:
“All of our users, including those using Macs, are able to handle their passwords with no hassle, and now we don‘t even care how many incidents happen daily.” /Kraig Kluba, University of California, San Francisco/