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Active Directory Management Solutions

Overcome Your Challenges with Essential Microsoft Active Directory Tools

As the expert in Active Directory management, we have the depth of knowledge, experience, and tools to make your Active Directory secure, compliant, and available. As a two-time Microsoft ISV partner of the year, you can count on us to help you simplify Active Directory management by making it more efficient, secure, and affordable.  

We provide secure management tools for Active Directory and unique solutions for automation and provisioning, compliance and audits, security, disaster recovery, mergers and acquisitions, and directory consolidation with Unix, Linux, Mac, Java, and other business applications.

Review the capability categories below to find a solution for your specific IT challenges.

Automation and Provisioning

Automate day-to-day management, provision users, and synchronize user accounts from Active Directory across the enterprise. Securely delegate administration and permissions with "roles" and "rules."
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Compliance and Audits

Inventory your infrastructure, audit changes over time, prevent unauthorized changes in real time and store and report on all change activity from a single interface.
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Security

Protect critical data, configurations, and your environment by strictly enforcing policies and eliminating unregulated access to resources. Our security solutions include two-factor authentication, user and administrative activity reports, and control over user and group access.
Find out more »

Disaster Recovery

Stay on top of the health of your Active Directory. Avoid downtime and detect, diagnose, and resolve issues before they become critical. Recover objects, including attributes, in minutes. We can even help you recover an entire domain or forest if there’s a catastrophic disaster.
Find out more »

Mergers and Acquisitions

From initial discovery and setting up GAL synchronization from day one, to merging Active Directory forests, restructuring Active Directory, and consolidating non-Windows infrastructure into Active Directory, we have the products to smooth the inevitable rough edges and tense times that accompany the melding of IT infrastructures.
Find out more »

Directory Consolidation

Reduce the number of directories, restructure Active Directory, reduce the number of synchronization points and bring disparate identities together under a common identity namespace including Kerberos single sign-on. Enable Unix, Linux, Mac, and Java systems to participate as full citizens in Active Directory.
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Browse the technology platform categories below to find solutions for your unique IT challenges.

Automation and Provisioning

Automate day-to-day management, provision users, and synchronize user accounts from Active Directory across the enterprise. Securely delegate administration and permissions with "roles" and "rules."
Find out more »

  • ActiveRoles Server

    ActiveRoles Server provides out-of-the-box user and group account management, strictly enforced administrator-based role security, day-to-day identity administration and built-in auditing and reporting for Windows-centric environments.

  • GPOADmin
    With Group Policy regulating everything from critical business processes and security settings to individual workstations and printers, managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs) can become time-consuming and expensive.
  • Password Manager
    Password Manager enables the end user to reset forgotten passwords securely, allowing administrators to implement stronger password policies while reducing the help desk workload.

Automate

Our Active Directory solutions dramatically increase your productivity by automating the operations of your Active Directory environment. Whether the authoritative identity source for your organization is Active Directory or another directory, our solutions ensure that data is synchronized to any number of other platforms automatically.

  • ActiveRoles Server

    ActiveRoles Server provides out-of-the-box user and group account management, strictly enforced administrator-based role security, day-to-day identity administration and built-in auditing and reporting for Windows-centric environments.

  • Authentication Services
    Authentication Services to achieves compliance with cross-platform access control, improves operational efficiency with centralized authentication and single sign-on, as well as unify identities and consolidate directories for simplified identity and access management.

Provision

With our innovative provisioning solutions for Active Directory and beyond, it’s never been easier to provision and deprovision users across platforms, ensure proper access, consolidate and unify identities, centralize management, and so much more. See how our tools can help you protect your organization’s critical data and eliminate unregulated access to resources more efficiently than ever before.

  • Active Administrator
    Active Administrator is an enterprise solution focused on streamlining Active Directory security and Group Policy Management.

Delegate

Make Active Directory management and administration challenges a thing of the past with our robust delegation solutions. Our products enable you to view and enforce security, audit and report on changes, perform comprehensive group policy management, enhance administration, and leverage Active Directory’s native features.

Compliance and Audits

Inventory your infrastructure, audit changes over time, prevent unauthorized changes in real time and store and report on all change activity from a single interface.
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  • Enterprise Reporter for Active Directory
    Dell™ Enterprise Reporter for Active Directory provides Windows reporting and visibility of Active Directory users, groups, organizational units, permissions and other configurations.
  • Enterprise Reporter for Windows Servers
    Dell™ Enterprise Reporter for Windows Servers provides visibility into Microsoft Windows Server and NAS device configurations.

Inventory

Control security and policy management, plan and audit your Windows infrastructure, and simplify discovery and reporting with our solutions. Our tools help you speed time to resolution with action-enabled reporting. Take advantage of automated data collection as well as report generation and delivery to dramatically increase productivity.

  • Active Administrator
    Active Administrator is an enterprise solution focused on streamlining Active Directory security and Group Policy Management.
  • Change Auditor for Active Directory
    Change Auditor for AD generates intelligent, in-depth forensics for auditors and management—and reduces the risks associated with day-to-day modifications.
  • Change Auditor for Active Directory Queries
    Change Auditor for Active Directory Queries translates query data into the simple terms of “Who, What, When, Where and originating Workstation," saving you the time you once spent digging for more details.
  • Change Auditor for Windows File Servers
    Change Auditor for Windows File Servers helps you control and audit changes with an efficient, cost-effective change management process.
  • Enterprise Reporter for Active Directory
    Dell™ Enterprise Reporter for Active Directory provides Windows reporting and visibility of Active Directory users, groups, organizational units, permissions and other configurations.
  • Enterprise Reporter for Windows Servers
    Dell™ Enterprise Reporter for Windows Servers provides visibility into Microsoft Windows Server and NAS device configurations.
  • InTrust

    InTrust securely collects, stores, reports and alerts on event data from Windows, Unix and Linux systems, helping you comply with external regulations, internal policies and security best practices.

Audit

Our auditing solutions provide regulation-specific tracking, reporting, and alerting that enable you to respond quickly to compliance issues. Plus, you can significantly reduce IT costs by automating the collection of event data and eliminating the overhead of native auditing. We also offer broad Active Directory management through a single product and cloud-based Windows log management.

  • ActiveRoles Server

    ActiveRoles Server provides out-of-the-box user and group account management, strictly enforced administrator-based role security, day-to-day identity administration and built-in auditing and reporting for Windows-centric environments.

  • Security Explorer
    Security Explorer is a graphical solution for real-time management of access controls and security on files and folders, SharePoint, SQL Servers, Exchange and workstations across the enterprise.

Prevent

Prevent unauthorized access to your organization’s valuable data with our solutions for multifactor authentication, provisioning, and administration for Active Directory and beyond. Our tools give you real-time and automated permission management to help you quickly and efficiently secure your systems.

  • Knowledge Portal
    The Portal facilitates scheduled and ad hoc reporting, enabling complete business views into IT at a summary and a granular level.

Report

We offer a unified reporting platform for a variety of Quest products, so you can quickly and easily improve operational efficiency to meet compliance initiatives, gain visibility into your directory and user activity, and automate report distribution.

Security

Protect critical data, configurations, and your environment by strictly enforcing policies and eliminating unregulated access to resources. Our security solutions include two-factor authentication, user and administrative activity reports, and control over user and group access.
Find out more »

  • ActiveRoles Server

    ActiveRoles Server provides out-of-the-box user and group account management, strictly enforced administrator-based role security, day-to-day identity administration and built-in auditing and reporting for Windows-centric environments.

  • GPOADmin
    With Group Policy regulating everything from critical business processes and security settings to individual workstations and printers, managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs) can become time-consuming and expensive.

Enforce Policies

Protect your organization’s critical data with our solutions for provisioning, administration, security, and group-policy management. Our tools improve workflow, giving you tighter control over change and the ability to meet your organization’s unique security requirements with ease.

  • ActiveRoles Server

    ActiveRoles Server provides out-of-the-box user and group account management, strictly enforced administrator-based role security, day-to-day identity administration and built-in auditing and reporting for Windows-centric environments.

  • Defender
    Quest Defender uses the scalability and security of Active Directory for identity storage and management, enabling administrators to use their existing skill set to manage two-factor authentication and eliminating the costs and time involved in setting up and maintaining proprietary databases.
  • Password Manager
    Password Manager enables the end user to reset forgotten passwords securely, allowing administrators to implement stronger password policies while reducing the help desk workload.
  • Security Explorer
    Security Explorer is a graphical solution for real-time management of access controls and security on files and folders, SharePoint, SQL Servers, Exchange and workstations across the enterprise.

Control Access

Take control of user access through secure, affordable multifactor authentication, role management, and enhanced password management. Increase visibility and efficiently manage user access in real time.

Disaster Recovery

Stay on top of the health of your Active Directory. Avoid downtime and detect, diagnose, and resolve issues before they become critical. Recover objects, including attributes, in minutes. We can even help you recover an entire domain or forest if there’s a catastrophic disaster.
Find out more »

  • Active Administrator
    Active Administrator is an enterprise solution focused on streamlining Active Directory security and Group Policy Management.
  • Recovery Manager for Active Directory
    Accurate backups and a quicker recovery help you to reduce the time and costs associated with AD outages and reduce the impact on users throughout your organization.
  • Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition
    Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition is a disaster recovery tool that can save your organization from both lost productivity and lost revenue.

Back Up and Recover

Your organization relies on Active Directory to maintain user productivity and business continuity. That’s why we provide industry-leading solutions that quickly restore AD data. Our tools make it easy to automate backups and restore anything from a single object to an entire domain or forest. You can even roll back selected attributes without taking Active Directory offline. We also offer a web-based option for customers who prefer a SaaS model.

  • Spotlight on Active Directory Pack
    The Quest Spotlight on Active Directory Pack monitors Active Directory performance and provides you with the information you need to resolve issues before they impact users and deteriorate productivity.

Detect, Diagnose, and Resolve

Easily identify and resolve Active Directory performance problems. Our tools give you a deeper understanding of emerging issues and enable you to pinpoint and fix them before they impact user productivity. We also make it simpler than ever to check the health of your AD environment.

Mergers and Acquisitions

From initial discovery and setting up GAL synchronization from day one, to merging Active Directory forests, restructuring Active Directory, and consolidating non-Windows infrastructure into Active Directory, we have the products to smooth the inevitable rough edges and tense times that accompany the melding of IT infrastructures.
Find out more »

  • Collaboration Services
    It delivers the level of protection that you require by maintaining secure boundaries between Exchange organizations and Active Directory forests while providing a transparent collaboration process.

Synchronize Active Directory and Exchange Data

If you’re in the midst of a merger or acquisition, you need real-time synchronization of free/busy information and global address lists between organizations. Our solution not only meets all of your synchronization needs, but it also improves productivity, enforces security, and enables you to maintain complete control over your Exchange environment.

  • Authentication Services
    Authentication Services to achieves compliance with cross-platform access control, improves operational efficiency with centralized authentication and single sign-on, as well as unify identities and consolidate directories for simplified identity and access management.
  • Migration Manager for Active Directory
    Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory enables you to efficiently migrate and restructure your Active Directory, ensuring coexistence between migrated and unmigrated users.
  • NDS Migrator
    NDS Migrator is a comprehensive solution that accelerates and simplifies migrations from Novell Directory Services to Active Directory.

Migrate, Restructure or Consolidate

Our tools enable you to migrate, consolidate, and restructure Active Directory — in one step. Online migration empowers you to restructure your Active Directory during business hours with no adverse effect on user productivity; end users can continue working, totally unaware of the migration project. Whether your organization is restructuring to meet specific security regulations or undergoing an acquisition or merger, our solution provides features to meet your evolving needs.

  • Secure Copy

    Secure Copy is a powerful, comprehensive migration solution that automates the copying of data between file servers without the use of agents or scripts.

    Whether you’re migrating from one server to another, consolidating file servers or moving to a NAS/SAN solution, you can easily copy files and folders, NTFS permissions, file shares, local users and groups, and compression settings.

File Server Migrations

Our solutions eliminate the hassles of file server migrations, consolidations, and replications. You can even automate the online migration of data and printers — with their security settings intact. Plus, our tools make it easy to perform storage planning, pre-migration assessments, and ongoing data administration.

Directory Consolidation

Reduce the number of directories, restructure Active Directory, reduce the number of synchronization points and bring disparate identities together under a common identity namespace including Kerberos single sign-on. Enable Unix, Linux, Mac, and Java systems to participate as full citizens in Active Directory.
Find out more »

  • Authentication Services
    Authentication Services to achieves compliance with cross-platform access control, improves operational efficiency with centralized authentication and single sign-on, as well as unify identities and consolidate directories for simplified identity and access management.
  • Enterprise Single Sign-on

    Enterprise Single Sign-on from Quest Software, the industry’s leading enterprise single sign-on solution that bases all logins on a user’s existing Active Directory identity, requires no cumbersome infrastructure and streamlines both end-user management and enterprise-wide administration of single sign-on.

  • Single Sign-on for Java
    It improves efficiency, enhances security and delivers compliance by using Active Directory for Java applications on any Web server or technology platform.

Authenticate to Active Directory

Extend Active Directory’s security advantages to Unix, Linux, and Mac, as well as Java and a number of other critical applications by extending Active Directory authentication across the rest of the enterprise. Our solutions simplify single sign-on for a variety of platforms, improve end user and helpdesk productivity, and enable you to enforce a secure, enterprise-wide login policy. Gain an economical, secure, and compliant alternative to directory synchronization and multiple login solutions.

  • Authentication Services
    Authentication Services to achieves compliance with cross-platform access control, improves operational efficiency with centralized authentication and single sign-on, as well as unify identities and consolidate directories for simplified identity and access management.
  • Migration Manager for Active Directory
    Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory enables you to efficiently migrate and restructure your Active Directory, ensuring coexistence between migrated and unmigrated users.
  • NDS Migrator
    NDS Migrator is a comprehensive solution that accelerates and simplifies migrations from Novell Directory Services to Active Directory.

Restructure or Consolidate Active Directory

Our solutions empower you to efficiently restructure and consolidate your Active Directory environment. With online migration, you can restructure your Active Directory during business hours with no adverse effect on user productivity; end users can continue working, totally unaware of the project. Whether your organization is restructuring to meet specific security regulations or undergoing an acquisition or merger, our solution provides the features necessary to meet your evolving needs.

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