Better Active Directory Auditing, Less Overhead, More Power

Today's organizations, faced with stricter internal security policies and multiple regulatory compliance requirements, continue to struggle in their efforts to make Active Directory auditing simpler and more adept at fulfilling their needs. Native Windows auditing mechanisms don't meet the demands of modern businesses, and administrators are often left in the dark about significant and potentially harmful Active Directory changes. Learn how to easily improve native Active Directory auditing without making dramatic changes to your IT infrastructure in this eye-opening white paper written by renowned industry expert Don Jones.

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The Power of Analytics Maturity: Achieve Better Business Outcomes by Raising Your Analytics Quotient

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How to Integrate Active Directory and DNS

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