Learn about Change Auditor for Active Directory
Change Auditor for Active Directory helps ensure the security, compliance and control of AD and Azure AD. The solution proactively protects objects and tracks all changes in real time with complete visibility. Easily detect insider attacks and accidental changes with reports, alerts and visibility into events and actions without the complexity of native tools.
Audit Active Directory and Azure AD environments. Change Auditor provides a single, correlated view of activity across hybrid AD environments, ensuring visibility of all changes taking place in your environment whether on-premises or in the cloud.
Correlate disparate IT data from numerous systems and devices into an interactive search engine for fast security incident response and forensic analysis. Include user entitlements and activity, event trends, suspicious patterns and more with rich visualizations and event timelines.
Track user and administrator activity with detailed information including who, what, when, where, which workstation and why for change events, plus original and current values for all changes.
Generate comprehensive reports for best practices and regulatory compliance mandates for SOX, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FISMA, GLBA and more.
Restore previous values on unauthorized, mistaken or improper changes with the click of a button, directly in the Change Auditor console, honoring the rights and privileges of the user requesting the rollback.
Provide instant, one-click access to all information on the change you're viewing and all related events, such as what other changes came from specific users and workstations, eliminating additional guesswork and unknown security concerns.
Capture the originating IP address/workstation name for account lockout events to simplify troubleshooting.
Protect against changes to the most critical Active Directory objects, such as accidentally deleted OUs and modified GPO settings.
Remove auditing limitations and captures change information without the need for native audit logs, resulting in faster results and significant savings of storage resources.
View, highlight and filter change events and discover their relation to other security events in chronological order across your AD and Azure AD environment for better forensic analysis and security incident response.
Easily integrate with SIEM solutions to forward Change Auditor events to Splunk, HP Arcsight or IBM QRadar. Additionally, Change Auditor integrates with Quest InTrust for long-term 20:1 compressed event storage and aggregation of native or third-party logs to reduce storage costs on SIEM forwarding and create a highly-compressed log repository.
Configure access so auditors can run searches and reports without making any configuration changes to the application, and without requiring the assistance and time of the administrator.
Send critical change and pattern alerts to email and mobile devices to prompt immediate action, enabling you to respond faster to threats even while you're not on site.
Search from anywhere using a web browser and creates targeted dashboard reports to provide upper management and auditors with access to the information they need without having to understand architecture or administration.
There are specific system requirements for the Change Auditor coordinator (server-side), Change Auditor client (client-side), Change Auditor agent (server-side), and the Change Auditor workstation and web client (optional components). For a full list of system requirements and required permissions for all components and target systems that can be audited by Change Auditor please refer to the Change Auditor Installation Guide.
The Change Auditor coordinator is responsible for fulfilling client and agent requests and for generating alerts.
Quad core Intel® Core™ i7 equivalent or better
Minimum: 8 GB RAM or better
Recommended: 32 GB RAM or better
SQL databases supported up to the following versions:
NOTE: Change Auditor does not support SQL high availability technology other than clusters.
Installation platforms (x64) supported up to the following versions:
NOTE: Microsoft Windows Data Access Components (MDAC) must be enabled. (MDAC is part of the operating system and enabled by default.)
For the best performance, Quest strongly recommends:
NOTE: Do NOT pre-allocate a fixed size for the Change Auditor database.
In addition, the following software/configuration is required:
Additional Account Coordinator minimum permissions required, please see Change Auditor Installation Guide .
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