ActivTrak vs. ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActivTrak
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
ActivTrak headquartered in Austin provides their workforce behavior and performance tracking analytics solution.
$0
user/month
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
ADAudit Plus offers real-time monitoring, user and entity behaviour analytics, and change audit reports that helps users keep AD and IT infrastructure secure and compliant. Track all changes to Windows AD objects including users, groups, computers, GPOs, and OUs. Achieve hybrid AD monitoring with a single, correlated view of all the activities happening across both on-premises AD and Azure AD. Monitor every user's logon and logoff activity, including…
$595
per year
Pricing
ActivTrakManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Editions & Modules
Free
$0.00
user/month
Essentials
$10.00
user/month billed annually
Professional
$17.00
user/month billed annually
Standard
$595
per year
Professional
$945
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActivTrakManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is dependent on the number of domain controllers and starts at $595/year for the Standard edition, and $945/year for the Professional edition.
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Community Pulse
ActivTrakManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
ActivTrakManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Workforce Analytics
Comparison of Workforce Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
7.7
125 Ratings
10% below category average
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
-
Ratings
Automated data collection8.4122 Ratings00 Ratings
Data analysis8.1121 Ratings00 Ratings
Benchmarking6.684 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built content7.9109 Ratings00 Ratings
Data management7.5112 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service insights7.6105 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
7.9
51 Ratings
6% below category average
Remote monitoring00 Ratings7.931 Ratings
Network device monitoring00 Ratings6.521 Ratings
Multiple Server Monitoring00 Ratings9.240 Ratings
Multi-device monitoring00 Ratings8.726 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications00 Ratings7.245 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.9
33 Ratings
5% above category average
Service configuration management00 Ratings8.328 Ratings
Software and hardware inventory00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Policy-based automation00 Ratings8.525 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.5
48 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance data reports00 Ratings8.737 Ratings
Customizable reporting00 Ratings7.847 Ratings
Data visualization00 Ratings9.042 Ratings
Risk analysis00 Ratings8.536 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ActivTrak
-
Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
6.6
45 Ratings
14% below category average
Data backup and recovery00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Antivirus and malware management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Administrator access control00 Ratings8.845 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActivTrakManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(129 ratings)
9.7
(51 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.6
(5 ratings)
9.2
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(30 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(28 ratings)
8.7
(44 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.0
(2 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(2 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActivTrakManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
ActivTrak
We have a hybrid environment for a few departments so we use ActivTrak to track their productivity on their work-from-home days and it provides a clear analysis between the productive vs non-productive times during their work days. We have less than 10 people that we monitor so I'm not sure how well-suited the system is or if there are any better options for larger companies. It certainly suits our needs though.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ManageEngine is mostly a "check the box" solution for SIEM systems. We needed something that satisfied our customer and was cost-effective. I would highly rate the system on "worth what paid for". Support is eager to please and prompt. My only issue is that it's mostly based outside the US with helpful, but non-native speakers so it's hard to understand them. I wish they would spring for better help "phone lines" so I'm not dealing with difficult to understand and unclear speakers.
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Pros
ActivTrak
  • Detailed listings of actions at times. done by the second in many cases, very useful.
  • the productive/unproductive listings allow managers at a glance to see their employees use of time
  • Snapshots ( when properly utilized) are very helpful in troubleshooting, strange, occurrences, as well as they're used by Human resources.
  • The IT help desk is very efficient. log in to your portal, bottom right, and in minutes your talking to someone.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • ManageEngine ADAudit Plus changes for user and group management can be looked up in builtin reports
  • You can build your own reports based on almost every logic you can think of
  • You have the ability to create alerts based on logic and filters and sendout custom alerts to email, SMS or other means.
  • First you need to understand the basics of the software, after that the software itself is very helpfull in configuring specific items.
  • I really love the support that ManageEngine is giving the customer, for all questions I use the chat on their website. This is for me the best remote support I ever saw, and I saw a lot in my 20 years of experience in IT.
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Cons
ActivTrak
  • Automatic time zones using the time zone of the device, to remove the constant need to change time zone per report.
  • Would be useful if you could define websites/applications directly from the top websites/application page instead of being redirected.
  • There have been problems with the monitoring application showing as not installed or detected on a machine that has it installed which is fixed by uninstalling and reinstalling the software. However, it is hard to identify user machines that have stopped working. We used to receive emails about PCs that have stopped reporting but not anymore.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • In earlier releases there were quite a few bugs and performance issues. These have since been resolved.
  • When integrated with the Log360 Suite, it can be confusing on whether EventLog Analyzer or ADAudit Plus are "managing"/"Ingesting" the data from a given endpoint.
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Likelihood to Renew
ActivTrak
We are in agreement that the tool is very handy as a security companion. The system collects and retain relevant historical data to be queried when you desire e.g. in security reviews once a week.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
It works great for everything we need and use. Any issues in the software are pretty easy to resolve with tech support. And they are very responsive to resolving issues. Even ones where a fix/patch are required. At present, the software does everything we need it to for compliance, audit, and account review.
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Usability
ActivTrak
ActivTrak is a great product that just keeps growing. Having used it for quite some time, we have been able to see ActivTrak grow and evolve as a product. The ActivTrak webinars are also helpful to get to know and learn the product. ActivTrak really just works with little effort needed after the initial installation
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ADAudit with its cloud and on prem install option allows any organization to get in on AD report management. Whether you need to report internally only for for external audit controls its a great tool with flexibility to handle most any user or group report capability. Since this also includes m365 integration it enables IT pros to administer usage, license, cost control and permission access to most anything in Microsoft's portfolio. Its a great tool all around for AD integrated access needs.
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Reliability and Availability
ActivTrak
It's never been down.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
uptime good
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Performance
ActivTrak
Have not received any issues with Activtrak's performance in regard to loading pages, reports, or other systems.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
Integration/overlap between products could be improved
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Support Rating
ActivTrak
Support is always fast and the agents are ready at all times to help when an issue arises, if the tier 1 agent isn't able to provide a solution to the issue they're asked about they quickly escalate the issue to tier 2 or 3 to ensure that the appropriate support is given to the issue at hand to have it quickly solved. No issue we've had so far has taken more than two days to be solved.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The attention to cases or situations with the tool has been exceptional. being able to count on the manufacturer either by mail, call or chat. generate cases directly from the application allows you to have personalized support in order to solve problems that has been able to appear.
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Online Training
ActivTrak
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
knowledgable and prompt response
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Implementation Rating
ActivTrak
There should be a way to automatically implement the system without giving users the opportunity to accept or deny the program on their computers.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The remote setup team helped when i needed it and setup weas very straight forward and easy. The advanced setup for an external db and customizations for our latest version AD environment went pretty easy once they found documentation on customization.
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Alternatives Considered
ActivTrak
Systrak was purchased as an application performance monitoring system but it's usage morphed into user activity tracking once the pandemic hit and everyone went home to work. Even though it did provide a good bit of data about user activities, the data collection was on the client and was not accessible if the client machine was not on and connected to a network. The agent was also not as stable at ActivTrak so there were frequently large gaps of time in the user reports which was not accounted for. This made the system unusable for employee consultations and HR activities.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
In terms of features, ADAudit Plus offers a comprehensive set of features for monitoring and auditing Active Directory, including real-time alerts, detailed reports, and user behavior analytics. The platform also offers support for multiple platforms, including Windows, UNIX, and Linux, as well as integration with other ManageEngine tools.
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Scalability
ActivTrak
The product's overall scalability is good as our team grows. We would like to see updates to meet market demands.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
updates are effective and system is reliable
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Return on Investment
ActivTrak
  • Defensive capabilities immediately avoided data exfiltration from an outgoing employee.
  • Trends for underperforming or underdeveloping users can be spotted, analyzed by managers, and used within their overall development management to help staff reach their best potential.
  • Costing for targeted use is relatively low and therefore a "no brainer."
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Positive impact- instead of paying an external source to do reports manually, ManageEngine has provided this in just a few clicks of a button
  • Positive Impact- Less disruption to staff in gathering data for important occurrences
  • Positive impact- full visibility into real time information , alerts etc.
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ScreenShots

ActivTrak Screenshots

Screenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Team PulseScreenshot of Benchmarks & GoalsScreenshot of Executive SummaryScreenshot of Team ComparisonScreenshot of Technology Usage

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Screenshots

Screenshot of Active Directory AuditingScreenshot of Track Account LockoutsScreenshot of Logon MonitoringScreenshot of Audit User PrivilegesScreenshot of PCI - DSS Compliance