NetWrix Active Directory Change Reporter is a tool that reports the changes made to Active Directory and delivers detailed information on a daily basis. The report includes the 4 "W"s; Who, What, When, and Where of all changes made.
Features: Active Directory changes can cause major disruption in work if not done consistently and according to policy guidelines. Since multiple people usually get involved, there`s always a chance of inconsistencies to occur. When it does occur and create disruptions only way of debugging the problem is to look at what exact changes happened and then try and correct that. Auditing is an important procedure for limiting unauthorized changes and errors to AD configuration. One single change can put the organization at risk as security holes may have been opened and there`s a compliance mismatch.
Built-in Active Directory auditing does not have all the features necessary and reporting capabilities do not exist. This application covers those weak areas and has consistent reporting tools. Usual security logs can present overwhelming amounts of data that needs to be analyzed and that analysis can take a long time! The reporting by this Active Directory Change reporter makes the analysis easy by reporting on not only who made a particular change and when but also what was the before value as well as what was the parameter set to. This report lists changes made to AD and Exchange configurations, mailboxes, AD schema, and many more. Administrators can use the data to monitor day to day activities and use the data to prepare compliance reports for SOX, GLBA and HIPPA auditors. Collected audit data is archived and can be stored for years, so you can build a summary of changes made to Active Directory during any period and drill down to detailed information as necessary. The archived data also help in determining the effect of policy variations made over time, helps adhere to security best practices and maintain established policies.
Overall: Vital functionality is offered in a easy to use form.