PowerBroker Privilege Explorer
for Active Directory and File Systems
Tighten security and access management procedures across Windows Active Directory and file systems.
Centralized Viewing and Management of Enterprise Wide Active Directory and File System Permissions
PowerBroker Privilege Explorer automates the process of analyzing and reporting on who has access to Active Directory and File System permissions. The solution delivers a centralized view of access and privileges, allowing administrators to know who has access to which resources while enabling them to identify potential exposures of sensitive information and intellectual property. With PowerBroker Privilege Explorer, you can be sure that users have access to the resources they need to do their jobs – and only to those resources.
- Report on who has access to directory resources for SOX, PCI, HIPAA and other compliance mandates
- Determine who had access to Active Directory resources when an incident occurred
- Provide data and business owners with reports on who can access their objects
- Compare permissions over time for specific resources and drill into the integrated logs of PowerBroker Auditor to see how these permissions were changed
- Easily roll back directory permissions to an authorized state to adhere to corporate policy
- Verify permission changes with provisioning systems to reduce risk of excessive access
“The PowerBroker Management Suite is a formidable set of tools for administrators dealing with Microsoft-centric technologies.”KuppingerCole
- Tighter Security and Control Over Access and Permissions
- Privilege Explorer offers a centralized view of enterprise access, ensuring that the right people have access to the right resources, minimizing the risk of data theft, security breaches or system attacks.
- Instantly Drill Down to Roll Back Changes
- Integration with the PowerBroker Management Suite enables administrators to instantly drill down on any privilege to find out how access to a resource was granted — and then click to roll back the change to return to the previous state with the appropriate access privileges set.
- Powerful Reporting Means Easier Compliance
- Reporting capabilities deliver the documentation and data needed to identify violations, and prove compliance to auditors and managers. Advanced filtering allows you to quickly target access reports to specific resources, users, groups, permissions and dates.
- Strengthen Security Without Over-Extending Your IT Resources
- By streamlining and automating reporting on directory permissions, Privilege Explorer lets you strengthen your data security and compliance strategy, without burdening your IT staff. Scheduled reporting enables administrators to run reports against the central database and automatically email them to administrators, security officers, and data owners.
AUDITING & REPORTING
- Uncovers where an account or group has rights, ensuring they have the appropriate access to just those resources they need for their jobs.
- Examines both object and group membership changes that affect access.
- Tightens security and audit access management procedures.
- Reveals the exposure of your sensitive information and intellectual property.
- Performs second tier auditing to track the actions of privileged users.
- Examines access changes to users and groups not only as the result of object access control changes, but also as the result of changing group memberships.
- Drills down to reveal how access to a resource was granted.
- Compares permissions over time with live and historical reporting, or displays current settings.
- Uses capabilities not found in native auditing, including point-in-time and historical comparison and roll back.
- Instantly roll back any unwanted changes through seamless integration with the PowerBroker Management Suite.
- Isolates suspect activity quickly and performs root cause analysis using an interactive console to filter for specific users, permissions and resources.
PowerBroker Privilege Explorer for Active Directory and File Systems
Download this overview document containing capabilities, highlights and competitive advantages of PowerBroker Privilege Explorer for Active Directory. This tool automates the process of security analysis and reporting, providing a scalable and cost-eff ective way to manage network resources across the enterprise.
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PowerBroker Privilege Explorer for Active Directory and File Systems is part of the PowerBroker Management Suite, which provides centralized real-time change auditing for Active Directory, File Servers, Exchange, and SQL, the ability to restore Active Directory objects or attributes, and helps to establish and enforce entitlements across the Windows infrastructure. Through simpler administration, IT organizations can mitigate the risks of unwanted changes and better understand user activity to meet compliance requirements.
Audit and Alert
Audit the who, what, where and when of changes in Active Directory, Exchange, File Systems SQL and NetApp, and alert to those changes, providing real-time visibility to address potential compliance concerns
Recover and Roll Back
Provide rollback and restore of any Active Directory changes or deletions, and backup and restore of Group Policy, protecting the business from downtime
Discover and Enforce
Deliver entitlement reporting, ensuring that users have access to the resources – and only those resources – they need to do their jobs
Extend and Enhance
Extend throughout the Microsoft infrastructure, providing more capabilities than native tools and a unified view of changes across Exchange, Windows File Server, SQL and NetApp environments