Nearly every component of the enterprise IT environment relies on Active Directory. The importance of the security and health of Active Directory cannot be overstated. In addition, to comply with regulatory requirements, organizations must monitor and quickly respond to high-impact or suspicious changes in Active Directory and produce audit trails documenting that key controls and security processes were followed.
This white paper, written by the leading industry expert on Windows Security, Randy Franklin Smith, outlines key provisions of several regulations that affect many organizations, explains how the native audit log can help organizations achieve compliance and discusses the log’s limitations. It then explains how Quest ChangeAuditor for Active Directory can address those limitations and bring organizations into full regulatory compliance.