ManageEngine ADAudit Plus vs. Netwrix Auditor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Netwrix Auditor
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Netwrix Auditor is designed to enable auditing of the broadest variety of IT systems, including Active Directory, Exchange, file servers, SharePoint, SQL Server, VMware and Windows Server. It also supports monitoring of privileged user activity in all other systems. According to the vendor, Netwrix Auditor eliminates these blind spots by delivering complete visibility into all changes to system configurations, content and permissions across the IT infrastructure. Moreover, Netwrix…N/A
Pricing
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusNetwrix Auditor
Editions & Modules
Standard
$595
per year
Professional
$945
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusNetwrix Auditor
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
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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Features
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusNetwrix Auditor
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
7.7
51 Ratings
7% below category average
Netwrix Auditor
-
Ratings
Remote monitoring7.531 Ratings00 Ratings
Network device monitoring6.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Server Monitoring9.240 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-device monitoring8.726 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications6.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.7
33 Ratings
3% above category average
Netwrix Auditor
-
Ratings
Service configuration management8.028 Ratings00 Ratings
Software and hardware inventory10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based automation8.225 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.4
48 Ratings
1% above category average
Netwrix Auditor
-
Ratings
Performance data reports8.537 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reporting7.847 Ratings00 Ratings
Data visualization8.942 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk analysis8.436 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
6.6
45 Ratings
14% below category average
Netwrix Auditor
-
Ratings
Data backup and recovery5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Antivirus and malware management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Administrator access control8.745 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusNetwrix Auditor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(51 ratings)
8.2
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(44 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.7
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ManageEngine ADAudit PlusNetwrix Auditor
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Netwrix
Netwrix [Auditor] is a great tool for any SysAdmin no matter the company size. Licensing is determined by users, not employee count, and that makes it a great product from a small business to an enterprise application. The time savings coupled with the increased productivity is a key factor is determining this tool over other products.
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Pros
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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Netwrix
  • Netwrix Auditor performs the audit collection process in a method that does not burden the systems it is auditing. It usually just pulls the log and event logs data from the machine it is auditing and then performs the extraction of the information in these files on the Netwrix Auditor server. This reducing the audit processes to only pulling log data from the server but does not keep the server busy processing the data.
  • Once the log data has been pulled from a server being audited, Netwrix will store the log data in a compressed form in its Long Term Archive. This allows the database to be kept smaller than the all the data being kept in the Log Term Archive and therefore makes creating reports much faster since the database is not as big as it could be.
  • Since Netwrix Auditor uses standard Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to perform reporting, working with the results of the audit is much easier. Anyone who knows SQL Server and SSRS can work with the data and create their own reports.
  • The predefined reports that come with Netwrix Auditor cover most of the items required to properly report on the status of a system. They have many predefined reports for FedRamp, PCI, HIPPA, and other compliance regulations.
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Cons
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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Netwrix
  • There is a bit of a learning curve. The interface is fairly intuitive, but I think there is room for improvement.
  • There is a LOT of functionality which can be quite overwhelming at first, but in and of itself, not a bad thing.
  • I think this software would benefit from a "Simple" mode and "Advanced" mode. This would ease the learning curve a bit.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Netwrix
We have renewed already the licensing of the product minus SQL Server and Oracle Database because the organisation believes the modules are very expensive and have identified a different product for auditing Databases Other modules are very important like the User Activity monitor, AD queries that we can not get from the native AD itself or you have to run complicated powershell scripts! Easy to use interface Pre-defined Reports Easy way to subscribe to important alerts e.g Privilege account group membership changes
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Usability
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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Netwrix
The product has user friend pre-defined queries which takes off the stress and horrors of having to query Active Directory with complex Powershell scripts! You can subscribe to certain functions when they are done and you get an alert e.g privileged accounts actions and you don't need to have programming skills The product has a desktop version of the software and donot have to login to the server all the time you need to use it. You can see very fast the posture of your environment of the overview screen and deduce what exactly is wrong and what has to be done
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Reliability and Availability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
uptime good
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Netwrix
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Performance
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
Integration/overlap between products could be improved
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Netwrix
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Support Rating
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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Netwrix
Customer support has always been fast and helpful when we run into any issues. The smaller issues are usually resolved within a day or two. It is great support and I feel like I am in good hands anytime an issue comes up. However, we don't run into many issues
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Online Training
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
knowledgable and prompt response
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Netwrix
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Implementation Rating
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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Netwrix
Make sure you trial the software and understand the fundamentals of each module that you are interested in Make sure you get the buy in from both Management and most importantly your team members (the product users) for a successful implementation Watch the webinars of the product from the product website
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Alternatives Considered
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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Netwrix
I can only compare it to SolarWinds. Their similar products have larger foot prints and seem a little clumsy in comparison. The Netwrix product turns on a lot of the auditing options that were required for the product to work properly where it seemed I had to do a lot of manual tweeking with the SolarWinds product.
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Scalability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
updates are effective and system is reliable
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Netwrix
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Return on Investment
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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Netwrix
  • 2 men 4 four rule is eliminated.
  • System administrators are on their toes now and very attentive before performing and change.
  • Change management is followed properly.
  • Compliance is implemented as it should be.
  • Housekeeping of servers is done.
  • AD users maintained well.
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ScreenShots

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Screenshots

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

Netwrix Auditor Screenshots

Screenshot of Full visibility into changes to critical IT systemsScreenshot of Out-of-the-box Compliance ReportsScreenshot of Customized Reports On-Demand and Easy Data Search