PRODUCT

Guardian Forest Recovery

Breakthrough technology: instant AD forest recovery — the fastest & safest solution.

Avg. AD Outage = 21 Days

Companies experience, on average, 21 days of downtime after cyberattacks and ransomware incidents.

$1.8M = Avg. Cost to Recover

The average cost to recover from a ransomware attack is $1.85 million.

35+ Steps to Native Recovery

There are over 35 complex steps in the technical guide Microsoft provides to natively recover AD forests.

Instant Active Directory Forest Recovery Software

All-In-One Solution: Object and Attribute, Domain Controller, and Forest Recovery

When your Active Directory (AD) or Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) stops working, every second matters. Business is at a standstill and users lose all access to applications and resources necessary to work and communicate, resulting in costly outages and lost business. No matter the cause, the continued success of your organization depends on the resilience of directories and integrated enterprise services.

Why Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery

Designed to protect your business from costly AD outages caused by ransomware cyberattacks, wiper cyberattacks, and directory data corruption, Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery is an all-in-one, instant recovery solution for all Microsoft directories, on-premises AD, hybrid AD, and Azure AD, and all major directory recovery scenarios, including AD object and attribute, partition, domain controller (DC), and forest recovery. Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery also includes continuous change monitoring to allow for quick detection and rollback of mistakes or malicious changes, preventing outages or attacks before they happen.

Guarantee Instant Recovery

Be prepared for when – not if, the next cyberattack occurs. Eliminate recovery failures and plan with confidence.

Ensure Business Continuity

Avoid costly business interruptions and ensure employees have access to the resources they need to do their jobs. 

Get Back to Business Faster

Minimize the impact of ransomware attacks and AD outages. Eliminate days or even weeks of costly downtime.

Features & Benefits

  • Recover Instantly

  • Instant AD Forest Recovery Automation

    Fast forest recovery with comprehensive automation and advanced backup and recovery plans needed for instant and accurate recovery, in all key Microsoft directory recovery scenarios. With Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery, automate your entire forest recovery process and get back to business faster. Backup and recovery plans include domain controller recovery and promotion, DNS configuration, raising RID pools, setting DSRM passwords, seizing FSMO roles, global catalog configuration, group policy objects (GPOs), and other critical tasks.

    Benefits:

    • Require less admin time & remove human errors, when/if forest recovery is needed
    • Automate forest recovery & resume operations 10X faster than native or 3rd party recovery processes
    • One-click forest recovery includes 35+ operations recommended by Microsoft
  • Monitor for Changes

  • True Hybrid Change Monitoring and Recovery

    The only platform that delivers all-in-one Active Directory forest recovery software for on-premises AD, hybrid AD, and Azure AD scenarios including instant object and attribute recovery, DC recovery, and full forest recovery, as well as continuous change monitoring. Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery allows you to ensure the availability and integrity of all your directories. By having to only maintain and manage one platform,  easily reduce your attack surface and avoid costly business interruptions.

    Benefits:

    • Accelerate recovery with a single console for hybrid AD (on-prem & Azure) — reduce time & complexity
    • Know immediately when unwanted changes are being attempted, even automate a reaction
    • Better together: change monitoring + instant recovery = quickly identify & instantly rollback, regardless if on-prem or in cloud
  • Streamline Backups

  • Ideal Active Directory Backups

    Collecting only what is needed reduces the data stored, speeding the recovery process and recovery times without introducing possible malware-infected components. Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery simplifies and streamlines AD recovery with smaller backups that only collect, store, and process the data necessary for you to recover your AD forest.

    Benefits:

    • Accelerate the backup & recovery process by doing smaller, more targeted backups
    • Safest & most efficient means of recovery
    • Eliminates the risk of malware reinfection
  • Eliminate Reinfection

  • Clean Restore Anywhere

    Authoritative restore to clean Windows servers ensures a secure and rapid recovery, while preventing reintroduction of malware. Restoration to an on-premises physical server, virtual machine (VM), or to an Azure VM provides the ultimate recovery flexibility. When your Active Directory gets attacked, cyber threat actors often seek ways to spread like escalating privileges, moving laterally, and corrupting additional servers, creating risk of reinfection when restoring your AD forest. With Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery, choose which recovery process is best for your situation.

    Benefits:

    • Recover wherever you have clean servers (virtual, physical, on-prem, cloud)
    • Eliminate the risk of reintroduction of rootkits, ransomware, & other malware during recovery
    • Significantly reduce the forest recovery process
  • Rollback Unwanted Changes

  • Instant Granular Object and Attribute-Level Restore

    Instant, granular recovery of AD or Azure AD objects and attributes, like group memberships, group policy objects (GPOs), account settings, changes to Azure AD policies, Microsoft license assignments, and Microsoft Teams memberships, enables fast recovery. Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery’s Active Directory object and attribute recovery goes beyond the basic capabilities of the native recycle bin “undelete” feature.

    Benefits:

    • Get back to normal operations as quickly as possible — eliminate downtime & negative impact on users
    • Granular recovery of AD or Azure AD objects & attributes that competitors miss
    • Minimizes the effects of outages by instantly rolling back smaller, more frequent mistakes or malicious changes
  • Guarantee Recovery

  • Isolated Virtual Labs for Disaster Recovery (DR) and Other Testing

    Define recovery plans to create production AD forest duplicates, test and document recovery procedures, and create virtual labs for other changes to domains or forests. Be prepared for when, not if, the inevitable forest outage happens with an all-in-one Active Directory disaster recovery and backup solution. Use Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery’s virtual forest test labs to test disaster scenarios and other changes that have the potential to cause outages, such as schema changes, application upgrades, changes to AD capabilities, and scripted operations.

    Benefits:

    • Easily & frequently test your disaster recovery plan’s effectiveness in a replicated environment & in virtual labs
    • Ensure AD recovery — use test labs to see how changes or specific situations impact your disaster recovery strategy
    • Prevent costly outages by isolating recovery environment from production forest environment

Instant AD Forest Recovery Automation

Fast forest recovery with comprehensive automation and advanced backup and recovery plans needed for instant and accurate recovery, in all key Microsoft directory recovery scenarios. With Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery, automate your entire forest recovery process and get back to business faster. Backup and recovery plans include domain controller recovery and promotion, DNS configuration, raising RID pools, setting DSRM passwords, seizing FSMO roles, global catalog configuration, group policy objects (GPOs), and other critical tasks.

Benefits:

  • Require less admin time & remove human errors, when/if forest recovery is needed
  • Automate forest recovery & resume operations 10X faster than native or 3rd party recovery processes
  • One-click forest recovery includes 35+ operations recommended by Microsoft

True Hybrid Change Monitoring and Recovery

The only platform that delivers all-in-one Active Directory forest recovery software for on-premises AD, hybrid AD, and Azure AD scenarios including instant object and attribute recovery, DC recovery, and full forest recovery, as well as continuous change monitoring. Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery allows you to ensure the availability and integrity of all your directories. By having to only maintain and manage one platform,  easily reduce your attack surface and avoid costly business interruptions.

Benefits:

  • Accelerate recovery with a single console for hybrid AD (on-prem & Azure) — reduce time & complexity
  • Know immediately when unwanted changes are being attempted, even automate a reaction
  • Better together: change monitoring + instant recovery = quickly identify & instantly rollback, regardless if on-prem or in cloud

Ideal Active Directory Backups

Collecting only what is needed reduces the data stored, speeding the recovery process and recovery times without introducing possible malware-infected components. Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery simplifies and streamlines AD recovery with smaller backups that only collect, store, and process the data necessary for you to recover your AD forest.

Benefits:

  • Accelerate the backup & recovery process by doing smaller, more targeted backups
  • Safest & most efficient means of recovery
  • Eliminates the risk of malware reinfection

Clean Restore Anywhere

Authoritative restore to clean Windows servers ensures a secure and rapid recovery, while preventing reintroduction of malware. Restoration to an on-premises physical server, virtual machine (VM), or to an Azure VM provides the ultimate recovery flexibility. When your Active Directory gets attacked, cyber threat actors often seek ways to spread like escalating privileges, moving laterally, and corrupting additional servers, creating risk of reinfection when restoring your AD forest. With Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery, choose which recovery process is best for your situation.

Benefits:

  • Recover wherever you have clean servers (virtual, physical, on-prem, cloud)
  • Eliminate the risk of reintroduction of rootkits, ransomware, & other malware during recovery
  • Significantly reduce the forest recovery process

Instant Granular Object and Attribute-Level Restore

Instant, granular recovery of AD or Azure AD objects and attributes, like group memberships, group policy objects (GPOs), account settings, changes to Azure AD policies, Microsoft license assignments, and Microsoft Teams memberships, enables fast recovery. Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery’s Active Directory object and attribute recovery goes beyond the basic capabilities of the native recycle bin “undelete” feature.

Benefits:

  • Get back to normal operations as quickly as possible — eliminate downtime & negative impact on users
  • Granular recovery of AD or Azure AD objects & attributes that competitors miss
  • Minimizes the effects of outages by instantly rolling back smaller, more frequent mistakes or malicious changes

Isolated Virtual Labs for Disaster Recovery (DR) and Other Testing

Define recovery plans to create production AD forest duplicates, test and document recovery procedures, and create virtual labs for other changes to domains or forests. Be prepared for when, not if, the inevitable forest outage happens with an all-in-one Active Directory disaster recovery and backup solution. Use Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery’s virtual forest test labs to test disaster scenarios and other changes that have the potential to cause outages, such as schema changes, application upgrades, changes to AD capabilities, and scripted operations.

Benefits:

  • Easily & frequently test your disaster recovery plan’s effectiveness in a replicated environment & in virtual labs
  • Ensure AD recovery — use test labs to see how changes or specific situations impact your disaster recovery strategy
  • Prevent costly outages by isolating recovery environment from production forest environment
Want to further secure and protect your hybrid Microsoft environment?

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How Cayosoft Compares

One Solution for All AD Recovery Scenarios

  • MANUAL PROCESS

  • Time-consuming and error-prone process. Microsoft’s AD Forest Recovery Guide details a lengthy, complicated process spanning multiple threads and numerous steps. This can lead to costly outages and downtime that bring business operations to a screeching halt.
  • COMPETITORS

  • Multiple installations, typically three to five different products, and complex backup architectures, across numerous disconnected interfaces. Navigating between consoles increases costs, adds complexity, and delay recovery leading to mistakes, creating areas for attackers to invade.
  • CAYOSOFT

  • All-in-one, AD and Azure AD recovery: instant object and attribute recovery, partition recovery, domain controller recovery, and automated, instant full forest recovery. Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery was designed to do it all, in a single interface.
Time-consuming and error-prone process. Microsoft’s AD Forest Recovery Guide details a lengthy, complicated process spanning multiple threads and numerous steps. This can lead to costly outages and downtime that bring business operations to a screeching halt.
Multiple installations, typically three to five different products, and complex backup architectures, across numerous disconnected interfaces. Navigating between consoles increases costs, adds complexity, and delay recovery leading to mistakes, creating areas for attackers to invade.
All-in-one, AD and Azure AD recovery: instant object and attribute recovery, partition recovery, domain controller recovery, and automated, instant full forest recovery. Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery was designed to do it all, in a single interface.

Guardian Forest Recovery FAQ

AD domain controllers run Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server 2022.

Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery only saves data related to Active Directory like the AD database, registry, and system volume (SYSVOL). The backup file is optimized for performance and security by omitting other system state components, any applications, and their date.
Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery’s backup file only stores data related to Active Directory, like the AD database, registry, and system volume (SYSVOL). For a new AD domain, without any users, groups, and data on SYSVOL, the backup file size is typical around 300 – 400 MB.

Follow the “3-2-1 rule.” Keep at least 3 copies, or versions, of data stored, on 2 different pieces of media, 1 of which is off-site. With Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery you can easily do this, by configuring it to back up to two different file storages and then archive one of these storages off-site.

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All-In-One, Instant AD Recovery Solution

Cayosoft Guardian Forest Recovery is the only solution for Active Directory and Azure Active Directory continuous change monitoring, instant object and attribute recovery, partition recovery, domain controller recovery, and automated, instant full forest recovery.

On-Demand Webinar

Achieving Active Directory Resilience with Immediate Forest Recovery

As cyberattacks continue to increase, it is no surprise establishing cyber resilience has become a top priority for organizations. In this session, learn more about AD and Azure AD recovery and the crucial role it plays in strengthening your resilience.

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