Maintaining a well-monitored and secure Active Directory environment

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Active Directory plays a critical role in your IT infrastructure, ensuring the security and availability of critical network resources and sensitive information. Continuous monitoring of configuration changes made to Active Directory is essential for maintaining a secure Active Directory environment and reducing attack surface.

Using only native tools, ensuring a healthy and secure Active Directory infrastructure can be a time-consuming and error-prone process. In fact, it's nearly impossible to keep tabs on all critical changes in AD without a solution that automatically gathers and aggregates information about every change and delivers it in an easy-to-understand format. That's why, for many organizations, auditing becomes an afterthought or, at best, a once-a-year part of the overall security strategy.

Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory automatically detects and reports on all AD changes, making it easy to determine who made any given change, when the change occurred, and what exactly was changed, including the before and after values. This enables you to easily secure Active Directory, mitigate the risk of privilege abuse, and comply with internal security policies and external regulations.

For example, you can regularly review all changes to administrative group membership. Making sure all changes to the Domain Admins, Enterprise Admins, Schema Admins and Account Operators groups are in accordance with your organization's policies is critical to a secure Active Directory.