The best way to automate the Hybrid Microsoft Enterprise
- Simplify Administration & Reporting
- Sustain SOX, HIPAA or PCI Compliance
- Improve Security & Efficiency
- User Provisioning/Deprovisioning
- Group Management Automation
- On-going Maintenance & Best Practices
Automate Active Directory Administration & Beyond
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Relying on memory, potentially error prone manual procedures or downloading and running suspicious and possibly dangerous scripts is no way to run your IT business. Admin Assistant unifies your hybrid environment under a single console and provides the IT controls demanded by auditors and compliance officers. Cloud and Mobile have also made day-to-day administration and adherence to IT Business Practices more complex and costly. The slew of separate administrative interfaces (or sometimes there are no administrative interfaces) means jumping between disconnected islands of administration that takes more time, increases errors and costs while reducing Admin Productivity. Administrator solves these problems with pre-built rules designed to efficiently perform key administrative tasks so you can concentrate on the more important aspects of IT. Admin Assistant also has built-in rules that enforce Cayo Suspend’s Object Retention Policy to efficiently complete user and group deprovisioning. This is critical because user and group objects must be retained for between 30 and 90 days from when the object is suspended so that it is available for compliance or security audits. Because it would be easy to forget, Admin Assistant will scan Active Directory and identify the users and groups that are scheduled for permanent deletion. When a user or group passes the assigned retention period Admin Assistant deletes the object and then audits the date and time the permanent deletion occurred.
Rule Based Administration
Reporting & Visibility
Automate without Complex Workflow or Scripts
Microsoft’s native tools completely lack automation and IT Rule Enforcement. Microsoft PowerShell, while powerful, can be confusing and difficult to support. When vendors require scripting to make their product work they are making some big assumptions. The first assumption is that the customer knows how to script and has in-depth expert knowledge about the systems, applications or directories to be modified. Second, the vendor assumes the customer has the time and money to learn a scripting language, plan and research coding methods, build and later support the programs created. Scripting things correctly, even PowerShell, is time consuming and expensive.
Enforce IT Policies with Business Rules
On-going IT Policy enforcement is critical for maintaining security and for sustaining legal or regulatory compliance goals. Admin Assistant will keep an eye on important systems like Active Directory to make sure that key IT business policies are being enforced. Optionally, Admin Assistant can be configured to take action in the target system to correct policy violations.
Download New Functionality
Admin Assistant customers can quickly download new policies from the Extension Center and extend Admin Assistant with powerful new automation and management capabilities. Each of these downloadable extensions has been designed by experts combining dozens of years of and thousands of customer feedback requests.
Bulk management avoids wasting valuable time and possible errors that come with manually updating larger numbers of user accounts and other objects. Bulk management can help:
- Create User Accounts for Multiple Users from Excel CSV (comma separated variable) file
- Reset passwords for multiple user accounts
- Move users between OUs
- Export a list of objects to a Excel CSV (comma separated variable) file
- Update Attributes of Multiple Users or Groups
- Update display names or other attributes
- Enable/disable/delete Inactive accounts in AD
Email notifications is built into Admin Assistant allowing administrators, help desk staff, managers, mobile or desktop users to receive important alerts and information when needed. Email alerting is an optional part of each alert scenario and works with popular SMTP Servers like on-premise Microsoft Exchange or cloud based Office 365 and Google Mail.
Quick lists & Basic Reporting
At the heart of Admin Assistant is data discovery. Admin Assistant works by connecting and querying a source system like Active Directory, an Excel CSV file or a Cloud Application. Next Admin Assistant filters, sorts and analyses the information to determine if any action is needed.
Object Retention Period Policy Enforcement for Cayosoft Suspend™
Permanent deletion for user and groups after the suspension period or date and time defined by the administrator using Cayosoft Suspend. Ideal Uses:
- Enforce retention of users and groups according to the organization’s audit or security policy.
- Prevent the premature loss of objects whose SIDs are critical to understanding who had access to what.
- Keep Active Directory clean and efficient by deleting suspended users and groups that are no longer needed.