Let Me Guess, Your Active Directory is a Mess

What’s critical to manage in Active Directory?

Active Directory is the core of an organization’s security and is the means by which users, customers, partners, IoT and devices authenticate to a system and receive their rights for traversing that system. Active Directory is the lifeblood for your apps, files, and users. Without it, nothing else works.

Group Policy Object (GPO) Gaps

Without uniformity, GPOs may cause logon slowness, exposure and breach risk.

Accounts and Security Groups

AD identities provide key controls that are critical to security workstreams.

Over-Permissioned Accounts

Admin privileges can make system changes and escalate rights.

SPHERExperts: Active Directory Governance

Active Directory Governance
SPHERE allows businesses to provide automated Active Directory controls to an ever-growing number of technology assets, documenting and managing security gaps and potential compliance risks.

Group Policy Object Analysis

Identify all the GPO issues to be resolved to fit your unique enterprise standards.

Identity Correlation

Understand admin access and gain visibility into account privileges.

Active Directory Group Review

Analyze inventory, stale versus active, heavy group nesting, and empty groups.

Future-State Remediation

Execute AD reconciliation and maintain consistencies across all Books of Records.

Evergreen Processes

Define and implement a target operating model for standardization.

Our Approach

Our end-to-end approach delivers a deeper, smarter, and more automated way to reduce risk and better govern your Active Directory.


Gather, inventory and review existing AD assets.


Correlate referential data. Document gaps.


Normalize data quality and discrepancy issues.


Identify ownership and use case. Certify access.


Resolve data and access issues across AD.

The SPHERExperts Difference

Combined 150+ Years

Proven IT Leadership and Data Security Expertise

Subject Matter Expertise

Not Just Hands on Keyboard

Tailored Service Delivery

Pairing Automation, Efficiency + Flexibility

Ongoing Support with SPHERExperts

Professional Services

Signature services with a consultative approach to continuously mature and improve AD governance.

➝ Assessments

➝ Project Delivery and Remediation

➝ Connector Implementation

➝ Custom Solutions

Active Directory Governance Managed and Professional Services

Managed Services

Ongoing support to deal with fluid and ever-changing requirements to ensure proper controls are in place.

➝ Owner Campaigns and Validation

➝ Ongoing Certification and Attestation

➝ Effective Group Membership Review 

➝ Group Resolution

Active Directory Governance Managed and Professional Services

SPHEREboard + SPHERExperts = Soft-Serv

Add SPHEREboard to any service engagement and blend our proven automation and subject-matter expertise to fix immediate tactical issues and put in place a solution for ongoing governance.
To understand how this service connects to SPHEREboard, learn about our full methodology.
Active Directory Governance

Active Directory Groups and Data Risk

AD groups are the primary mechanisms for providing access to resources in your organization. It’s important to have an accurate catalogue of what each group is used for. Read about what’s at risk.


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