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We performed a comparison between ManageEngine ADAudit Plus and Netwrix Auditor based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Active Directory Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed ManageEngine ADAudit Plus vs. Netwrix Auditor report (Updated: September 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"I like the user behavior analytics (UBA). It's a machine learning feature that creates a standard profile for each user when you install it. It creates a baseline for every user, so it can detect when anyone deviates from that standard baseline profile. For example, if a user typically logs in at 9:30 am and logs out at 6 pm, ADAudit will flag it as an anomaly when that same logs in after normal hours and alert the admins.""The documentation for this solution is good.""Real-time monitoring of AD changes and logons is valuable.""The most valuable feature is the control of the file server.""ADAudit Plus's best features are that it's very easy to use with a user-friendly interface, and it gives reports on group policy and object changes that we couldn't find in any other product."

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"The most valuable feature is the real-time monitoring.""I have found user behavior analysis and the ability to run risk assessments important features. Additionally, the interface and online documentation are very good.""What I find the most valuable about Netwrix Auditor is the way it shows risk. The reports are very clear."

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Cons
"Sometimes the developers in technical support take time.""Its configuration can be better. There were 44 pages of documented notes of what I had to do to get the product to work during the installation process.""The initial setup was quite complex and required some research beforehand.""ADAudit could have a more sophisticated interface design. They are using a plain UI, which is decent. However, customers have said that it looks a little flat compared to other vendors. It's not fancy.""ADAudit Plus can be very tricky, especially if we need to do some high-availability configuration or distributed environment installation."

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"When there are issues I would like remediation to be in one place.""There is room for improvements when it comes to the licensing.""An improvement would be if there was an another way to manage the logs besides email because it's not so practical."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "ADAudit Plus's pricing is affordable and flexible, with very low prices in the market."
  • "My guess is that it was around $4,000 or $5,000 a year, and we bought a license, and then we have maintenance fees. I'm not 100% sure how that worked out."
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  • "There is a license for this solution and we are on an annual license. The price is reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Real-time monitoring of AD changes and logons is valuable.
    Top Answer:My guess is that it was around $4,000 or $5,000 a year, and we bought a license, and then we have maintenance fees. I'm not 100% sure how that worked out.
    Top Answer:Its configuration can be better. There were 44 pages of documented notes of what I had to do to get the product to work during the installation process.
    Top Answer:What I find the most valuable about Netwrix Auditor is the way it shows risk. The reports are very clear.
    Top Answer:The price of Netwrix Auditor is good and competitive. However, I would like to see more features added to the licenses. More specifically, it would be great to have DNS and DSTP be included under the… more »
    Top Answer:There is room for improvements when it comes to the licensing. Right now, for example, they categorize active directory and server licenses separately. In my opinion, it would be good to include… more »
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    Overview

    In real-time, ensure critical resources in the network like the Domain Controllers are audited, monitored and reported with the entire information on AD objects - Users, Groups, GPO, Computer, OU, DNS, AD Schema and Configuration changes with 200+ detailed event specific GUI reports and email alerts.

    Netwrix Auditor is a visibility platform for user behavior analysis and risk mitigation that enables control over changes, configurations and access in hybrid IT environments to protect data regardless of its location. The platform provides security intelligence to identify security holes, detect anomalies in user behavior and investigate threat patterns in time to prevent real damage.

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    Sample Customers
    Warsaw City Hall, Acument Global Technologies, Inc., Cosma International, Bank of South Pacific, Life Management Center, Central Bank, UncleBob's Self Storage, Leeds Building Society, California Transplant Donor Network, First Response, Blessing Hospital, Northern Land Council, RMK Marine
    AT&T, SanDisk, Siemens, Verizon, Electrolux, Allianz, Societe Generale
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government16%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Insurance Company9%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    ManageEngine ADAudit Plus vs. Netwrix Auditor
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ManageEngine ADAudit Plus vs. Netwrix Auditor and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is ranked 4th in Active Directory Management with 5 reviews while Netwrix Auditor is ranked 3rd in Active Directory Management with 3 reviews. ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is rated 8.6, while Netwrix Auditor is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of ManageEngine ADAudit Plus writes "The user behavior analytics creates a profile of each user and detects any deviation from it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Netwrix Auditor writes "Useful for security and real-time monitoring". ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is most compared with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), ManageEngine ADManager Plus, Quest Change Auditor for Active Directory, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and SolarWinds Access Rights Manager, whereas Netwrix Auditor is most compared with Quest Change Auditor for Active Directory, LepideAuditor, SolarWinds Access Rights Manager, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and Quest Active Administrator. See our ManageEngine ADAudit Plus vs. Netwrix Auditor report.

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