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Active Directory (AD) is the backbone of your organization, providing authentication and authorization for every critical resource across your environment. Therefore, you must manage AD as a security asset, not just as infrastructure.

Whether you’re running AD, Azure AD or a hybrid AD environment, Quest is the go-to software vendor for everything Microsoft. With Quest, you have one partner and one set of Active Directory tools to address all of your AD migration, management and cybersecurity resilience needs.

With more than 20 years’ experience, 184 million accounts managed, 166 million accounts audited and 95 million accounts migrated, Quest is the clear leader when it comes to Active Directory.

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Your go-to Active Directory migration and consolidation solution

As mergers and acquisitions increase, AD consolidation and restructuring is becoming more complex. You must plan carefully so that you don’t miss key dependencies or overlook critical resources and user groups that must be migrated.
ZeroIMPACT AD migration, consolidation and restructuring

ZeroIMPACT AD migration, consolidation and restructuring

Restructure and consolidate your AD during business hours with no downtime or service disruption. True coexistence maintains seamless user access to all network resources, regardless of their migration status.
Read White Paper: IT Integration Best Practices in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Read E-book: Active Directory Migration: Seven Lessons Learned
Read Case Study: Avera Health improves care with seamless AD migration

Your go-to Active Directory management solution

Quest Active Directory management solutions automate a wide range of everyday tasks to save you save time and money while minimizing security risks. The breadth of our portfolio is unmatched.

AD account management

AD account lifecycle management

AD account lifecycle management

Automate critical identity administration tasks, such as provisioning, de-provisioning, group management, and identity lifecycle management across your entire hybrid AD environment. Synchronize user accounts from AD across Unix, Linux and Mac OS.

Read E-book: EBook - The top five ways to relieve the pain of managing hybrid AD environments

Hybrid AD group management

Hybrid AD group management

Hybrid AD group management

Get full control of Azure AD, Office 365 and hybrid AD groups across your organization — all in a single application — to mitigate security and compliance risks caused by group sprawl and access creep.

  • Prevent group sprawl with creation policies
  • Enable user self-service while maintaining order through a pre-selected policy framework for group creation, naming, attestation, expiration, etc.
  • Easily enforce rules as groups are created via a self-service UI
Read E-book: Frequently Asked Questions: Office 365 Groups
Read E-book: How to Clean Up Your AD, Azure AD and Office 365 Groups
Read E-book: Four Best Practices for Hybrid Active Directory Group Management

Group Policy management

Group Policy management

Group Policy management

Automate key GPO management tasks, eliminating time-intensive manual processes. Quickly administer changes to GPOs to support change management best practices, enable approval-based workflows and secure your critical data. You can also easily verify, compare, update and roll back GPO versions over time to confirm the consistency of various GPO settings.
Read White Paper: Governing GPOs with a Layered Security Framework
Read Case Study: Howard County, Maryland, improves security and service availability, while saving hours of IT work, with solutions from Quest.

AD health and availability

AD health and availability

AD health and availability

Proactively ensure the health and performance of AD. Quickly identify the root cause of problems with troubleshooting and diagnostics tools that monitor AD performance to help maintain user productivity. See system data in an easy-to-understand, visual interface that eliminates the learning curve.
Read White Paper: Keeping Active Directory Healthy and Fine-Tuned
Read E-book: Managing the economic and operational costs of Active Directory

Your go-to Active Directory security solution

Strengthen your cyber resilience against the next hybrid Active Directory security threat with go-to solutions that enable you to secure your internal environment as tightly as your perimeter and ensure continuous regulatory compliance.

Governance

Governance

Governance

It’s fairly easy for a disgruntled or careless privileged user to wreak havoc since everything relies on Active Directory. If AD is down, your entire network is down. It’s clear that proper governance is key to preventing breaches and effectively mitigating insider threats. Quest solutions help automate administration tasks, including user provisioning and deprovisioning, to close security holes and reduce risk. Approval-based workflows add an extra layer of governance and control.

  • Simplify user and group administration
  • Tightly control privileged access
  • Safely manage GPOs with approval-based workflow
Read E-book: Enhancing Active Directory Security and Lateral Movement Security
Read White Paper: How to implement NIST, ESAE and Red Forest Cybersecurity Principles in Active Directory
Read White Paper: Governing GPOs with a Layered Security Framework

Identify exposure

Identify exposure

Identify exposure

Timely reporting is a key component to thwarting insider attacks on your AD. It’s critical to be able to quickly and accurately determine who has access to what. With Quest solutions you can get consolidated reporting across on-prem, hybrid or cloud environments. Easily determine user access and right-size permissions directly from the reports.

  • Consolidated reporting in a single view
  • Automated and scalable reporting
  • On-the-spot remediation
Read E-book: Top Seven Reports for Supporting a Growing Virtual Workforce
Read Technical Brief: Improve Your Security Posture with Enterprise Reporter for Active Directory

Detect & alert

Detect & alert

Detect & alert

Sound the alarm faster on potential threats to your AD by providing real-time auditing of user activity and alerts on suspicious/anomalous activity. Proactive security measures enable you to take immediate action and reduce the risk of exposure caused by insider attacks or data breaches.

  • Complete auditing and change prevention
  • Real-time alerts and response actions
  • Smart, scalable event log compression
Read E-book: Conversational Geek e-book: Hybrid AD Security Detection & Alerting

Investigate and recover

Investigate and recover

Investigate and recover

When an incident occurs, you need to be able to quickly investigate the root cause and recover your AD to maintain business continuity. Get to the bottom of security incidents with centralized data collection and a Google-like forensic search engine. Moreover, you can build a virtual test lab for DR planning and accelerate disaster recovery – from bare metal provisioning through forest recovery.

  • Google-like search and forensic investigation
  • Granular search and restore
  • Virtual test lab for DR planning
  • Complete backup and recovery – on-prem, hybrid or cloud
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Prove compliance

Prove compliance

Prove compliance

AD issues can result in unplanned and costly network downtime. Harmful data breaches and non-compliance with regulations can result in hefty fines as well. Quest solutions enable you to establish, maintain and demonstrate compliance with a wide range of regulations. Plus, Quest solutions offer smart, scalable log compression, so you can store your audit data cost-effectively for years while ensuring it is available for security investigations and audit checks.
Read White Paper: Key Strategies for Meeting GDPR Compliance Requirements
Read White Paper: A Practical Guide for GDPR Compliance
Read White Paper: Randy Franklin Smith white paper: Securing Active Directory by Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist

Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist

Quest Microsoft Platform Management solutions were recognized for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Resources

On-Demand Webcast: This is no April Fools' joke: What if your AD is wiped out completely?
On Demand Webcast
On-Demand Webcast: This is no April Fools' joke: What if your AD is wiped out completely?
On-Demand Webcast: This is no April Fools' joke: What if your AD is wiped out completely?

Active Directory turns 20 this year. It started as a tool for centralized domain management but has become so much more. Today, many tools and applications use AD for authentication. Add Active Dir

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M&A IT Integration Checklist: Active Directory
Technical Brief
M&A IT Integration Checklist: Active Directory
M&A IT Integration Checklist: Active Directory

If your organization is involved in a merger and acquisition, the impending IT integration project might seem overwhe

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Four Best Practices for Hybrid Active Directory Group Management
E-book
Four Best Practices for Hybrid Active Directory Group Management
Four Best Practices for Hybrid Active Directory Group Management

Tired of best practices guides that explain what to do and why to do it, but not how to actually get it done? This e-book is different. It lays out four of the most fundamental security best practi

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TEC TALK - Office 365 & Azure Active Directory Security | Quest
TEC TALK - Office 365 & Azure Active Directory Security | Quest

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TEC TALK - Office 365 & Azure Active Directory Security | Quest

Learn how to prioritize Office 365 & Azure AD security for your remote workforce in this TEC Talk presented by Microsoft Certified Master, Sean Metcalf.

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Managing the economic and operational costs of Active Directory
E-book
Managing the economic and operational costs of Active Directory
Managing the economic and operational costs of Active Directory
Explore what it takes to be both economically and operationally efficient in Active Directory management, plus, learn how to avoid common headaches.
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5 Quick Tips for an Efficient Active Directory Administration
On Demand Webcast
5 Quick Tips for an Efficient Active Directory Administration
5 Quick Tips for an Efficient Active Directory Administration

Microsoft’s Active Directory is critically important to the health of your network and must be properly maintained. Without the proper tools, however, maintaining your Active Directory effici

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Nine Best Practices to Reduce Active Directory Security Breaches and Insider Threats
E-book
Nine Best Practices to Reduce Active Directory Security Breaches and Insider Threats
Nine Best Practices to Reduce Active Directory Security Breaches and Insider Threats
This ebook explores the anatomy of an AD insider threat and details the best defense strategies against it.
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Recovering Active Directory in a Hybrid World
Online Event
Recovering Active Directory in a Hybrid World
Recovering Active Directory in a Hybrid World

In managing Active Directory, mistakes happen, corruption happens and today more than ever AD disasters happen. Complete Active Directory backup and recovery are essential for every organization. Unfortunately, a solid on-premises disaster recovery plan alone, while still necessary, is not sufficient because so many organizations are making greater use of cloud-only attributes, Office 365 groups, Azure AD groups, Azure B2B/B2C accounts and other features of the hybrid AD environment to support a growing remote workforce and improve the user experience. So what can you do when things go wrong?

Join this 6 part series to discover how to implement a hybrid Active Directory recovery strategy and get peace of mind that you’re covered no matter the scenario.

Episodes

Episode 1 On Demand: AD mistakes happen – How do you quickly recover without missing a beat?
The rise in remote workers increases the chances of inadvertent mistakes that can damage your Active Directory environment.  Productivity can be impacted for hours, even days, costing your company money and reputation. You need a disaster recovery plan to pinpoint changes in your AD at the object and attribute level. Know what happened and who was impacted. With an effective disaster recovery plan and a strategy you can be back up and running quickly. Learn how in Episode One.

Episode 2 On Demand: AD corruption happens – And recovering from it isn't easy...
Face it - corruption happens more often now than ever before and your Active Directory environment can be severely damaged. When these incidents occur, they can bring your organization’s productivity to its knees. Minimize potential impact by reducing downtime and getting users back to work quickly. With the right tool, you can reduce recovery time from a forest-level AD corruption by up to 95 percent. Learn how in Episode Two.

Episode 3 On Demand: AD disasters are real – Do you have the insurance coverage you need?
It's a dangerous world out there –and getting worse by the day.  By 2021 the costs associated with cybercrime is predicted to be $6 trillion annually. Global damage from ransomware is predicted to be $20 billion a year from now. So how do you protect yourself? You need to apply a complete backup and recovery strategy to recover from any AD disaster at the object and attribute level, the directory level and the OS level across the entire forest. Join Episode Three to learn how to ensure your on-prem and Azure AD remain safe and available.

Episode 4 On Demand: Recovering the unrecoverable – restoring all types of Office 365 groups.
Chances are at some point you will experience a scenario where all of your Office 365 Groups or security group data is deleted. Native tools cannot properly recover these groups, and the Recycle Bin only keeps Office 365 Groups for 30 days. With no Azure AD change log or comparison report to help you determine which users and Azure objects have been changed or deleted, recovery is impossible. Learn how to restore the points where the group was used, repair Synchronization Scope and restore and confirm the group is recovered. Join Episode Four.

Episode 5: Restoring Conditional Access policies, Applications, and service principals to ensure security and availability.
Conditional Access Policies allow or block access to cloud applications and Azure management based on specific conditions. If hard deleted, your security and business continuity are compromised If the Applications themselves – more specifically –  service principals, get hard deleted, your security is even more at risk.  While native recovery tools might be able to restore soft-deleted Applications, they can’t recover Conditional Access Policies or service principals. So what can you do? With the right tool, you can recover hard-deleted Conditional Access Polices and restore their enforcement. Gain visibility into the ripple effect of the deleted Applications and service principals.  Learn how in Episode Five.

Episode 6: Wait… You hard deleted AD users?  No worries… you can recover!
Incorrectly deleting AD users is bad. Hard deleting them? Well, you don’t want to go there. But what if it happens? AD Connect doesn’t sync your on-prem users to the cloud as easily or reliably as you may think. Native tools have gaps. You want a tool that provides difference reporting to elp you determine what changes were made to Azure AD and then help you roll back unwanted changes into Azure AD, including those not captured by the Recycle Bin. Fully restore your users. Learn how in Episode Six.

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Blogs

Quest Active Directory Security Assessments Reveal Top 4 Issues: #1 Service Accounts (Part 1 of 3)

Quest Active Directory Security Assessments Reveal Top 4 Issues: #1 Service Accounts (Part 1 of 3)

In Part 1 of our Quest Security Assessment series, we focus on the top vulnerabilities we have discovered in Active Directory: Service Accounts.

How to Continue Your AD Migration When Everyone is at Home

How to Continue Your AD Migration When Everyone is at Home

Some AD Migrations must continue, even in this health crisis. This post outlines how you can move your migration forward even with a remote workforce.

In the Fog of War, You Need Options…Not Just One but Many! Quest Has You Covered.

In the Fog of War, You Need Options…Not Just One but Many! Quest Has You Covered.

When it comes to disaster recovery, you need a solution that fits your situation. Find out how Recovery Manager for Active Directory delivers both power & flexibility.

Insider’s Guide to a Malware Event — In Case of Fire, Break Glass

Insider’s Guide to a Malware Event — In Case of Fire, Break Glass

Malware can spread at an alarming rate. To protect your organization from these attacks, having a comprehensive, flexible disaster recovery plan is essential. Learn more.

Be Very Afraid — When It Comes to AD Disaster Recovery, You Need Choices!

Be Very Afraid — When It Comes to AD Disaster Recovery, You Need Choices!

Learn about the true danger of malware attacks, why a solid disaster recovery plan is essential, and how to do AD recovery right the first time.

The Many Colors of AD Security – Microsoft Red Forest, Orange Forest, Greenfield or Blue?

The Many Colors of AD Security – Microsoft Red Forest, Orange Forest, Greenfield or Blue?

Discover the different models of Active Directory (AD) security, including the Red and Orange Forest models, Greenfield migrations, and Blue Team.

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