Netwrix Auditor vs One Identity Active Roles comparison

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We performed a comparison between Netwrix Auditor and One Identity Active Roles 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.
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"What I find the most valuable about Netwrix Auditor is the way it shows risk. The reports are very clear.""It maintains audit logs for the duration of time that you wish, as long as you have the storage capacity to do so.""I have found user behavior analysis and the ability to run risk assessments important features. Additionally, the interface and online documentation are very good.""The most valuable feature is the real-time monitoring."

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"With the use of the sync service we were able to import information from multiple external systems and populate them within our space and leverage them for downstream systems.""Instead of deleting accounts, we like the deprovision option so that we can reverse any accidental deletions. It also gives a higher level of quality control in terms of enforcing any number of variables, such as making sure that an account has a description entered before the account can be created. We can backtrack and know the history of it that way."

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"I expect usability features to become more refined over time. I'm interested to see how it evolves and continues to improve.""When there are issues I would like remediation to be in one place.""An improvement would be if there was an another way to manage the logs besides email because it's not so practical.""There is room for improvements when it comes to the licensing.""If you buy direct, there is a minimum of 150 licenses that must be procured. The price point and barrier of entry is a little bit higher than it would be if you purchased the solution from an authorized reseller partner, rather than buying it and managing yourself."

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"There are some features that we think should be included in their next release. We think these things would take them to the next level: the ability to completely force or limit any dynamic group processing to specific servers, change-tracking reporting of virtual attributes, and the ability to use files as inputs to automation workloads. These things have also been talked about. Knowing them, they're probably working on them.""I've had a difficult time getting it to cooperate with Azure in the cloud and, while the support staff are very good and very knowledgeable, what they assist with just on a call doesn't go deep enough to help with a number of issues. The answer that comes back is that we'd have to start an engagement with Professional Services, which is fine but that takes time to schedule and it takes budget."

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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: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 »
    Top Answer:Instead of deleting accounts, we like the deprovision option so that we can reverse any accidental deletions. It also gives a higher level of quality control in terms of enforcing any number of… more »
    Top Answer:Active Roles is above average on pricing compared to similar solutions. There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees.
    Top Answer:We would like to see * extension of change-tracking auditing capabilities, especially in relationship to the virtual attributes * more flexibility with group families * integration with cloud database… more »
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    Quest Active Roles
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    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.

    One Identity Active Roles is a highly regarded solution for Active Directory (AD) security and account management. One Identity Active Roles will enhance group, account, and directory management while eradicating the need for manual processes. The end result is a significant increase in the overall speed, efficiency, and security of the organization.

    Using One Identity Active Roles, users can:

    • Easily increase and strengthen native attributes of Active Directory (AD) and Azure AD.

    • Quickly unify and automate group and account management while protecting and securing critical administrative access.

    • Free up valuable resources to concentrate on other IT tasks, fully confident that your user permissions, critical data, and privileged access are safe and secure.

    Managing accounts in AD and Azure AD can be tremendously challenging; continually keeping these important systems safe and secure presents an even greater challenge. Traditional tools can be inefficient, error-prone, and very disjointed. In today’s robust marketplace, organizations are finding it somewhat difficult to keep pace with the constant access changes in a hybrid AD ecosystem. Additionally, there are significant security issues to consider (government compliance, employee status/access changes, and other confidential business requirements). And, of course, there is a requirement to properly manage Active Directory and Azure Active Directory access in addition to managing all the other numerous SaaS and non-Windows applications that organizations use today.

    Users can easily automate all of these tedious, mundane administrative tasks, keeping their systems safe and error-free. Active Roles ensures users can perform their job responsibilities more effectively, more efficiently, and with minimal manual intervention. Active Roles was created with a flexible design, so organizations can easily scale to meet your organizational needs, today, tomorrow, and in the foreseeable future.

    Reviews from Real Users

    A PeerSpot user who is a Network Analyst at a government tells us, “It has eliminated admin tasks that were bogging down our IT department. Before we started using Active Roles, if one of our frontline staff members deleted a user or group, it could take several hours to try to reverse that mistake. Whereas now, the most our frontline staff can do is a deprovision, which just disables everything in the background, but it's still there. We can go in and have it back the way it was two minutes later. Instead of it taking two hours, it only takes two minutes.

    Becky P., Sr Business Analyst at George Washington University, shares, “In addition, with the use of workflows and the scheduled tasks, we were able to automate and centrally manage a number of the processes as well as utilize them to work around other product limitations. Those include, but are not limited to syncing larger groups, which have 50,000 plus members, to Azure AD. We sync up to Azure AD using ARS. If we had not already had ARS in place, it would have been impossible for us to have done so in the time period we did it in. We did it in under six months. ARS probably saves us at least two weeks out of every month. It's reduced our workload by 50 percent, easily.”

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    AT&T, SanDisk, Siemens, Verizon, Electrolux, Allianz, Societe Generale
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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company15%
    Insurance Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm22%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Consumer Goods Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Netwrix Auditor vs. One Identity Active Roles
    November 2022
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    Netwrix Auditor is ranked 3rd in Active Directory Management with 4 reviews while One Identity Active Roles is ranked 2nd in Active Directory Management with 2 reviews. Netwrix Auditor is rated 9.4, while One Identity Active Roles is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Netwrix Auditor writes "Provides a single pane of glass to monitor, validate, and audit usage and data type classifications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of One Identity Active Roles writes "Flexibility and extensibility of the platform allowed us to achieve far more efficiencies than we ever expected". Netwrix Auditor is most compared with Quest Change Auditor for Active Directory, ManageEngine ADAudit Plus, LepideAuditor and SolarWinds Access Rights Manager, whereas One Identity Active Roles is most compared with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), ManageEngine ADManager Plus, One Identity Manager and SailPoint IdentityIQ. See our Netwrix Auditor vs. One Identity Active Roles report.

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