Bring complete visibility to permissions, groups and assets with the Enterprise Reporter Suite
Enterprise Reporter Suite helps you keep your Microsoft environment — both on premises and cloud-based — secure and compliant. Comprehensive access assessments and built-in reporting provide deep visibility into Active Directory (AD)/Azure AD, Exchange/Exchange Online, Office 365, Azure, OneDrive for Business, Windows Servers, SQL Servers and NAS/SAN storage, including Azure resources, users, groups, permissions and other configurations.
Plus, the Enterprise Reporter Suite includes Security Explorer®, so you can quickly take action from within the Enterprise Reporter user interface to remove any inappropriate permissions. Security Explorer provides an array of additional security features, such as the ability to quickly grant, revoke, clone, modify and overwrite permissions from a central location. This combination of reporting and remediation facilitates security and compliance, enabling you to stay ahead of security vulnerabilities to prevent breaches.
Improve compliance with security best practices, internal policies and external regulations with visibility into the configuration of all critical IT assets in your Windows environment:
Know who has access to what resources across the enterprise network. Tighten security and pass IT audits by ensuring that access is provided strictly on a need-to-know basis.
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.
Plan for a migration or consolidation project with increased visibility to user and group dependencies, object matches and potential conflicts, and unused or disabled accounts as well as where resources, computers, files and folders exist. Easily decide what needs to be migrated before you begin and ensure the correct data and permissions were migrated after the move.
Easily optimize Office 365 license allocation and service plan decisions with visibility into your tenants, subscriptions and licensing service plans.
Optimize Azure resource usage by gaining visibility into virtual machines and disk deployment, including how many, how large, how they are configured and more, so you can save on unnecessary and underutilized resources.
Report on and manage storage capacity planning and allocation on a variety of devices, including Windows file servers, network attached storage (NAS) and storage area networks (SANs).
Scale to environments of any size and geographic distribution. Schedule collections during off-peak hours to minimize the impact of data collection on network and server performance, and leverage the distributed collection architecture for load balancing.
Reduce database storage requirements and save more change history data by comparing discoveries and storing only the changes.
Ensure stakeholders get the reports they need, when they need them, with automated report generation and flexible scheduling of report delivery.
Honor departmental and business function boundaries by enabling auditors, help desk staff, IT managers and other stakeholders to get exactly the reports they need and nothing more.
Perform effective data analysis that meets the unique informational needs of your organization using predefined reports or creating new reports. Customize with advanced filtering and export multiple formats, including PDF, HTML, MHT, RTF, XLS, XLSX, CSV, text and images.
Make targeted or bulk changes to servers with the ability to grant, revoke or modify permissions. View and manage group membership settings directly in the access control list for a resource. Overcome access-denied errors by forcing permissions onto protected objects.
Eliminate the need to manually search each server for permissions. Search for inherited or explicit permissions on AD, file servers, Exchange server, SQL Server and SharePoint. Even search for permissions to services, tasks, users and groups.
Quickly back up permissions to take a baseline of your access controls, and revert to that baseline at any time to easily recover from accidental or malicious changes without having to restore data. Improve security and ensure that compliance requirements are enforced.
Export a database or spreadsheet listing the permissions on items anywhere in the directory tree. Filter the results to show only permissions that differ from the parent folder. Perform targeted searches for all locations that a particular group or user has access to across the network and export this data to create ad-hoc security reports.
Security Explorer can back up and restore security settings to an alternate location, so you can be sure that appropriate access is in place on the new servers.
Disk space requirements will vary with the Enterprise Reporter components you install:
100 GB or more for larger environments
The Enterprise Reporter database is the storage location of all data collected for reporting. As such, the amount of hard disk space required is directly related to the amount of data being collected. The Database Size Estimator tool shipped with Enterprise Reporter can help determine how much space will be required.
SQL Server performance is needed to support inserting data into the database tables and to support querying that data for reporting purposes. To improve the performance of data collection or reporting, consider enhancing the SQL Server memory and processor.
Larger environments may have additional requirements for memory, processor, and hard disk space. There are many factors that can effect these requirements. For additional information please see release notes.
The following operating systems are supported for Enterprise Reporter components.
NOTE: It is not recommended that the server or console be installed on a domain controller.
The follow versions of Active Roles are supported as targets of Active Directory discoveries. See the Active Roles web site for hardware and software requirements for your version of Active Roles:
Enterprise Reporter can be configured to send discovery information to the following versions of IT Security Search. See the IT Security Search web site for the hardware and software requirements for your version of IT Security Search.
The following versions of SQL Server® are supported for the Enterprise Reporter database. See the Microsoft® web site for the hardware and software requirements for your version of SQL Server®:
SSL Encryption of SQL Server Connections using Certificates
Enterprise Reporter can be configured to work with a SQL Server® instance. To secure communications while working with Enterprise Reporter, data sent over connections to the SQL Server can be encrypted using an SSL certificate.
The steps required to configure this encryption are as follows.
The following required software is required for Enterprise Reporter.
To collect Active Roles information, the following software is required on the computer where the Enterprise Reporter Configuration Manager is installed and on the computer where the Enterprise Reporter node is installed:
For more information and installation instructions, see the Active Roles Quick Start Guide. The following additional considerations are required:
To collect Exchange® 2007 information, the following additional considerations are required:
To collect Exchange mailbox folders, the following additional considerations are required:
Role: ApplicationImpersonation –User:Administrator
To collect OneDrive information, the following additional software is required:
NOTE: PowerShell 3.0 and Microsoft SharePoint Online Management Shell are required on the node machines to collect OneDrive configuration settings.
NOTE: In addition, for OneDrive configuration settings to be collected successfully, an authorized connection must be established to the SharePoint Online service. To allow for credentials to be specified for your tenant, the “LegacyAuthProtocols” setting must be enabled on your tenant. To set this on your tenant, run the following commands using the Microsoft SharePoint Online Management Shell. This action must be performed on any node machine with Microsoft SharePoint Online Management Shell installed.
Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope Process -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
Import-Module -Name Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell
Connect-SPOService -Url "<full tenant name>"
Set-SPOTenant -LegacyAuthProtocolsEnable $True
To collect Azure information, the following additional software is required:
NOTE: Microsoft Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell is required on the node machines to collect multi-factor authentication attributes for Azure Users.
The following services are required on the Enterprise Reporter server and nodes.
The following services must be enabled on discovery targets for collections.
For more information see the release notes.
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