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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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accounts audited
AD accounts migrated

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)
Watch Webcast: On-Demand Webcast: Best Practices to Avoid Common Active Directory Migration Mistakes
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 Active Directory 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 and alert

Detect & alert

Detect and 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 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

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: Best Practices to Avoid Common Active Directory Migration Mistakes
On Demand Webcast
On-Demand Webcast: Best Practices to Avoid Common Active Directory Migration Mistakes
On-Demand Webcast: Best Practices to Avoid Common Active Directory Migration Mistakes
Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures are common business activities that can have a huge impact on your Microsoft 365 tenant. These events come with complicated legal maneuvers and rigid timelines.
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Colonial Pipeline Ransomware and MITRE ATT&CK Tactic TA0040
On Demand Webcast
Colonial Pipeline Ransomware and MITRE ATT&CK Tactic TA0040
Colonial Pipeline Ransomware and MITRE ATT&CK Tactic TA0040
Ransomware attacks are exploiting Active Directory. This security-expert-led webcast explores a 3-prong defense against them.
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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 overwhelming. But it needn’t be. In fact, the project can be the perfect opportunity to clean up, consolidate and modernize your Microsoft IT infrastructure to meet the business requir
Read Technical Brief
Nine Best Practices to Improve Active Directory Security and Cyber Resilience
E-book
Nine Best Practices to Improve Active Directory Security and Cyber Resilience
Nine Best Practices to Improve Active Directory Security and Cyber Resilience
This ebook explores the anatomy of an AD insider threat and details the best defense strategies against it.
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Five Ways to Secure Your Group Policy
E-book
Five Ways to Secure Your Group Policy
Five Ways to Secure Your Group Policy
Discover how to dramatically improve security by ensuring proper GPO governance.
Read E-book
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 practices for any on-prem or hybrid Microsoft shop — and explains the top tools and techniques for impl
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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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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 efficiently will be overwhelming and difficult.Luckily, Active Administrator from Quest can help make you fas
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