Today, Javelina is proud to announce the next version of ADsecurity, a specialized tool for documenting and repairing issues with your network security. ADsecurity 8 is absolutely loaded with new reports, containing over 5 times as many reports as previous versions of the program. New reports include the ability to report on Exchange 2016 mailbox permissions, and to locate specific permissions like Delete, Full Control, or Reset Password anywhere they appear across your network. Especially noteworthy are the reports in a new folder called Alerts, which have been purposefully crafted to help you identify areas of your network with common security flaws, like:

  • Non-default security rights. Objects with rights that do not come from object defaults in the schema or AdminSDHolder object.
  • High-risk Trustees. Trustees appearing on ACLs that grant rights to all or most objects in Active Directory (Everyone, Authenticated Users, etc)
  • Inheritance Issues. Objects with irregular inheritance settings on their ACLs.
  • Unusual Owners. Objects whose owner field is set to a non-administrator.
  • any many more...

Of course, we haven't created hundreds of new reports without also giving administrators a quick way to find the ones they need. In a big change from past versions, reports are now organized within subfolders, with related reports appearing together in the tree. Additionally, when selecting a folder from the report tree, you'll see a description of the folder on the right side of the screen, which describes the contents and purpose of the reports within the folder, as well as any prerequisites that must be met in order to successfully run the reports. Administrators can add their own notes to these pages too, giving them a convenient place to store usage reminders, or to share information with other ADsecurity users.

Another big change is a set of improvements to the Scheduled Task engine. In version 8, the task scheduler is more flexible and allows tasks to be repeated frequently, or even expire after a certain amount of time. No longer do administrators have to create multiple copies of a task to run a report multiple times a day.

Finally, thanks to a new framework for installing updates, you'll see new features immediately as we add them. ADsecurity now ships with automatic updates enabled by default, forgoing the need to manually check if new updates are available and ensuring that you'll always be running the latest and greatest version available.

Ready to take ADsecurity 8 for a test drive?

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If you have any questions about the new product, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-397-5484.