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Guardian

Unified console: hybrid AD change monitoring, instant rollback, & threat detection — the most comprehensive solution.
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Hybrid Active Directory Recovery and Monitoring Software

Avoid Costly Hybrid AD Outages from Cyber Threats or Mistakes – In a Single Solution

Your Active Directory (AD) or Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) contain vital user identities that are crucial to ensuring your business operates without interruption. Whether from malicious actions, like cyberattacks and malware, or mistakes, like accidental deletions and misconfigurations, corruption of your Active Directory can stop your business in its tracks and cause costly outages that can last hours, days, or even weeks.

Why Cayosoft Guardian

Cayosoft Guardian was designed to reduce the complexity of hybrid Active Directory security, by combining threat detection, monitoring, and recovery into one comprehensive solution. Cayosoft Guardian continuously monitors directories and services, allowing you to isolate suspect changes and instantly recover unwanted changes made to both objects and settings. This is done across on-premises AD, hybrid AD, Azure AD, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, and Exchange Online, all from Cayosoft Guardian’s single, unified console.

Protect Vital Infrastructure

Active Directory is used by 90% of organizations worldwide, making it a prime target for cyberattacks.

Stop Attackers In Their Tracks

Discover and eliminate hybrid AD vulnerabilities. Identify and revert malicious changes before exploited.

Keep Business Running

Avoid or minimize the impact of costly ransomware attacks and AD outages. Ensure business continuity.

Features & Benefits

  • Recover Instantly

  • Instant AD Object and Attribute Recovery

    Instant object and attribute recovery allows administrators to rapidly recover from mistakes or malicious changes. Using granular change history, quickly find and fix unwanted changes, including changes to group memberships, group policy objects (GPOs), account settings, Microsoft licensing, Microsoft Teams memberships, and accidental AD object deletions. Cayosoft Guardian’s instant Active Directory recovery software enables you to recover fast and eliminate costly downtime caused by AD outages, without wasting time from the lengthy operations legacy file-based AD recovery tools require.

    Benefits:

    • Resolves outages fast, vastly reducing all associated costs
    • Easily identify & instantly reverse unwanted changes
    • Save lost productivity from common AD object deletions — keep operations running smoothly
  • Monitor for Changes

  • Continuous Change Monitoring and Alerting

    Continuous change monitoring and real-time alerting across Active Directory, Azure AD, Office 365, including other key Microsoft systems and cloud, allows administrators to quickly identify malicious changes or mistakes, like if an object gets accidentally deleted, and instantly recover from them. With Cayosoft Guardian’s Active Directory (AD) auditing and monitoring software, receive notifications and track changes in real time, enabling you to stop hackers before they have a chance to act.

    Benefits:

    • Stop breaches, malicious changes, & mistakes that ultimately cause expensive outages or fines
    • Be proactive: alert administrators about important changes before they escalate into problems
    • Ensures security, compliance, & business continuity goals are met & costly outages are avoided
  • Track Hybrid Changes

  • Unified Change History

    Continuous and unified change history records up-to-the-minute changes across integrated Microsoft services, including on-premises Active Directory, hybrid Active Directory, Azure AD, Office 365, and other key Microsoft systems and cloud-based applications. Cayosoft Guardian’s continuous, unified change history allows you to view and track changes made in and between Microsoft systems, an unachievable tasks when using event logs or legacy auditing tools. Built-in or custom queries show “who, what, when, and where” details needed to satisfy recovery, security, and compliance objectives.

    Benefits:

    • Complete view: see changes made across your entire hybrid Microsoft environment
    • Improve security & protect your critical Microsoft systems from unwanted changes
    • Ensure you meet compliance, legal, & regulatory goals
  • Detect Threats

  • Threat Detection and Response Guidance

    Like antivirus for Microsoft identities, Cayosoft Guardian automatically identifies and reverses malicious changes made to your entire Active Directory (AD) environment, including hybrid AD, Azure AD, and other systems, before attackers can use them for exploit. With Cayosoft Guardian’s threat detection and automatic response you can proactively monitor for known attack vectors, allowing you to uncover and resolve system misconfigurations, indicators of exposure (IOE), and indicators of compromise (IOC).

    Benefits:

    • Thwart AD attacks — take corrective actions before an attack takes place
    • Trigger automated responses to stop or slow down attacks
    • 360⁰ protection: on-premise AD, Azure AD, & Office 365 — one product, one screen
  • Enrich SIEM Tools

  • Event Log and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Enrichment

    Threat actors often target event logs first during an attack so they can blind SIEM tools, like Microsoft Sentinel, and carry out their activities, costing businesses millions of dollars each year. Cayosoft Guardian’s continuous change history records changes even when security logs or SIEM tools are compromised, including events that bypass event logs. Cayosoft Guardian collects event logs from AD, Azure AD, Office 365, and more, to enhance the detail of changes that were made.

    Benefits:

    • Checks & balances: Cayosoft works even if an attacker compromises native logs
    • Single product for hybrid Microsoft environments — reduce multi-console drain
    • Reduce response & resolution times — real-time alerts get you ahead of the curve
  • Enhance Backup Solutions

  • Traditional Backup and Restore Solution Enhancement

    Traditional backup solutions are not able to cope with instant recovery of user accounts and groups that provide access. Cayosoft Guardian improves traditional backup solutions by adding instant Active Directory recovery for objects and attributes, like user identities and group access, that are the first step to recovery. Working alongside your traditional backup solution, Cayosoft Guardian allows you to bring back user identities and their access instantly, greatly reducing the recovery process and recovery times compared to other recovery tools and native methods.

    Benefits:

    • Perfect complement to your existing backup & recovery strategy
    • Ensure a clean restoration — eliminate chances of reintroducing compromised servers
    • Reduce time: At least 3X faster than traditional tools & solutions

Instant AD Object and Attribute Recovery

Instant object and attribute recovery allows administrators to rapidly recover from mistakes or malicious changes. Using granular change history, quickly find and fix unwanted changes, including changes to group memberships, group policy objects (GPOs), account settings, Microsoft licensing, Microsoft Teams memberships, and accidental AD object deletions. Cayosoft Guardian’s instant Active Directory recovery software enables you to recover fast and eliminate costly downtime caused by AD outages, without wasting time from the lengthy operations legacy file-based AD recovery tools require.

Benefits:

  • Resolves outages fast, vastly reducing all associated costs
  • Easily identify & instantly reverse unwanted changes
  • Save lost productivity from common AD object deletions — keep operations running smoothly

Continuous Change Monitoring and Alerting

Continuous change monitoring and real-time alerting across Active Directory, Azure AD, Office 365, including other key Microsoft systems and cloud, allows administrators to quickly identify malicious changes or mistakes, like if an object gets accidentally deleted, and instantly recover from them. With Cayosoft Guardian’s Active Directory (AD) auditing and monitoring software, receive notifications and track changes in real time, enabling you to stop hackers before they have a chance to act.

Benefits:

  • Stop breaches, malicious changes, & mistakes that ultimately cause expensive outages or fines
  • Be proactive: alert administrators about important changes before they escalate into problems
  • Ensures security, compliance, & business continuity goals are met & costly outages are avoided

Unified Change History

Continuous and unified change history records up-to-the-minute changes across integrated Microsoft services, including on-premises Active Directory, hybrid Active Directory, Azure AD, Office 365, and other key Microsoft systems and cloud-based applications. Cayosoft Guardian’s continuous, unified change history allows you to view and track changes made in and between Microsoft systems, an unachievable tasks when using event logs or legacy auditing tools. Built-in or custom queries show “who, what, when, and where” details needed to satisfy recovery, security, and compliance objectives.

Benefits:

  • Complete view: see changes made across your entire hybrid Microsoft environment
  • Improve security & protect your critical Microsoft systems from unwanted changes
  • Ensure you meet compliance, legal, & regulatory goals

Threat Detection and Response Guidance

Like antivirus for Microsoft identities, Cayosoft Guardian automatically identifies and reverses malicious changes made to your entire Active Directory (AD) environment, including hybrid AD, Azure AD, and other systems, before attackers can use them for exploit. With Cayosoft Guardian’s threat detection and automatic response you can proactively monitor for known attack vectors, allowing you to uncover and resolve system misconfigurations, indicators of exposure (IOE), and indicators of compromise (IOC).

Benefits:

  • Thwart AD attacks — take corrective actions before an attack takes place
  • Trigger automated responses to stop or slow down attacks
  • 360⁰ protection: on-premise AD, Azure AD, & Office 365 — one product, one screen

Event Log and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Enrichment

Threat actors often target event logs first during an attack so they can blind SIEM tools, like Microsoft Sentinel, and carry out their activities, costing businesses millions of dollars each year. Cayosoft Guardian’s continuous change history records changes even when security logs or SIEM tools are compromised, including events that bypass event logs. Cayosoft Guardian collects event logs from AD, Azure AD, Office 365, and more, to enhance the detail of changes that were made.

Benefits:

  • Checks & balances: Cayosoft works even if an attacker compromises native logs
  • Single product for hybrid Microsoft environments — reduce multi-console drain
  • Reduce response & resolution times — real-time alerts get you ahead of the curve

Traditional Backup and Restore Solution Enhancement

Traditional backup solutions are not able to cope with instant recovery of user accounts and groups that provide access. Cayosoft Guardian improves traditional backup solutions by adding instant Active Directory recovery for objects and attributes, like user identities and group access, that are the first step to recovery. Working alongside your traditional backup solution, Cayosoft Guardian allows you to bring back user identities and their access instantly, greatly reducing the recovery process and recovery times compared to other recovery tools and native methods.

Benefits:

  • Perfect complement to your existing backup & recovery strategy
  • Ensure a clean restoration — eliminate chances of reintroducing compromised servers
  • Reduce time: At least 3X faster than traditional tools & solutions
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Continuous Monitoring of Active Directory

Instant Recovery of Active Directory

  • MANUAL PROCESS

  • Time-consuming and tedious process of searching through numerous native event logs and security settings. This results in the inability to see changes across entire hybrid AD environment, leading to security breaches, compliance failures, downtime, and costly service outages.

  • COMPETITORS

  • Traditional Active Directory monitoring tools and tools to monitor critical changes use file-based backups that need mounted or out-of-date snapshots. This leaves companies open to cyber risk and potentially business-crippling security breaches due to increased complexity and visibility issues across hybrid AD environments.

  • CAYOSOFT

  • Unified monitoring across on-premises Active Directory, Azure AD, hybrid AD, and Microsoft Office 365 environments. Change history repository keeps continuous, real-time backups enabling granular rollback of unwanted changes. Cayosoft Guardian was designed to simplify AD security and hybrid AD monitoring.

Time-consuming and tedious process of searching through numerous native event logs and security settings. This results in the inability to see changes across entire hybrid AD environment, leading to security breaches, compliance failures, downtime, and costly service outages.

Traditional Active Directory monitoring tools and tools to monitor critical changes use file-based backups that need mounted or out-of-date snapshots. This leaves companies open to cyber risk and potentially business-crippling security breaches due to increased complexity and visibility issues across hybrid AD environments.

Unified monitoring across on-premises Active Directory, Azure AD, hybrid AD, and Microsoft Office 365 environments. Change history repository keeps continuous, real-time backups enabling granular rollback of unwanted changes. Cayosoft Guardian was designed to simplify AD security and hybrid AD monitoring.

Instant Recovery of Active Directory

  • MANUAL PROCESS

  • Native backup and restore tools, like recycle bins, do not recover attributes and settings making them unsuitable for full object-level backups and attribute-level restorations. This time-consuming and tedious process can lead to extended downtime and expensive outages.
  • COMPETITORS

  • Legacy AD backup and recovery tools were designed only for on-premises Active Directory, requiring additional products and multiple consoles to recover across hybrid and cloud. Increased costs and inability to recover across hybrid AD environments leads to complex, error-prone processes and delayed recovery times.
  • CAYOSOFT

  • Instantly recover AD and Azure AD objects, attributes, and settings across on-premises AD, Azure AD, hybrid AD, and Office 365, with just a few clicks. With its single console, Cayosoft Guardian reduces the complexity of hybrid AD recovery and gets you back to business faster.
Native backup and restore tools, like recycle bins, do not recover attributes and settings making them unsuitable for full object-level backups and attribute-level restorations. This time-consuming and tedious process can lead to extended downtime and expensive outages.
Legacy AD backup and recovery tools were designed only for on-premises Active Directory, requiring additional products and multiple consoles to recover across hybrid and cloud. Increased costs and inability to recover across hybrid AD environments leads to complex, error-prone processes and delayed recovery times.
Instantly recover AD and Azure AD objects, attributes, and settings across on-premises AD, Azure AD, hybrid AD, and Office 365, with just a few clicks. With its single console, Cayosoft Guardian reduces the complexity of hybrid AD recovery and gets you back to business faster.

Guardian FAQ

Cayosoft Guardian provides monitoring, backup, and recovery for a number of AD objects, attributes, and settings critical to maintaining AD security and operational integrity, including:

On-Premises Active Directory (AD):

  • Contact, group, user, and computer objects and attributes
  • Group memberships, group policy objects (GPOs) and GPO settings, privileged groups, organizational units (OUs), and Conditional Access policies (CAPs)
  • On-premises Exchange settings and policies

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD):

  • Users, groups, and guests
  • Roles, group memberships, administrative units, and Conditional Access policies

Office 365:

  • Exchange Online and Microsoft Teams settings and policies

And more! For additional information or questions including full capabilities of Cayosoft Guardian, contact us.

Yes, Cayosoft Guardian delivers continuous AD monitoring and real-time alerts across hybrid Active Directory environments to changes, like AD users and groups, Azure AD roles, privileged AD groups, and Microsoft Teams settings. Cayosoft Guardian’s alert query also provides a simple way for you to create custom notifications to admins through Microsoft Teams and/or email.

Yes, Cayosoft Guardian will restore hard-deleted or permanently deleted AD objects. Since the objects are no longer present in Active Directory or Azure AD, Cayosoft Guardian will recreate the object using the details stored in its database.

Note: While Guardian recreates deleted objects, some links to those objects are not restored and may need to be manually assigned. For additional information or questions about how Cayosoft Guardian recovers deleted AD objects, reach out to us.

Cayosoft Guardian requires Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, or Windows Server 2022.
Unlike traditional Active Directory (AD) backup software, like bare-metal backups, system state backups, full backups, or incremental backups, Cayosoft Guardian continuously backs up your Active Directory and Azure AD in real time, allowing you to quickly and easily revert changes to any point in time. This not only reduces storage space required but eliminates the risk of reintroduction of ransomware, reinfection, and additional corruption that can occur with some legacy Windows server backup tools.

Resources for Active Directory Recovery and Monitoring

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Unified, Instant AD Recovery and Change Monitoring Solutions

Cayosoft Guardian is the only solution to combine AD monitoring and backup across Microsoft environments. With Cayosoft Guardian, IT admins can quickly see, understand, and rollback mistakes or malicious changes to Active Directory objects, attributes, and settings.

Product Review

Review: Hybrid and Azure AD Recovery and Protection Solution

Microsoft MVP Nuno Mota reviewed Cayosoft Guardian, a comprehensive recovery solution for on-premises Active Directory (AD), Azure AD, and hybrid AD. After analysis, Moto gave Cayosoft Guardian a 4.6/5 rating, giving it a gold award with TechGenix.com.

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3 Modern Ways to Protect Hybrid Identities

Watch this on-demand webinar where we discuss the blind spots in native logs, how undetected mistakes and malicious privilege escalation can wreak havoc on your organization, and best practices on how to prevent and recover your Active Directory from these cyber threats.

Please complete and submit the demonstration request form and we will contact you shortly. If you would prefer to speak with a Cayosoft Sales Representative then please call us at +1 (614) 423-6718.

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