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.
Admin privileges can make system changes and escalate rights.
SPHERExperts: 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.
Understand admin access and gain visibility into account privileges.
Active Directory Group Review
Analyze inventory, stale versus active, heavy group nesting, and empty groups.
Execute AD reconciliation and maintain consistencies across all Books of Records.
Define and implement a target operating model for standardization.
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
Signature services with a consultative approach to continuously mature and improve AD governance.
➝ Project Delivery and Remediation
➝ Connector Implementation
➝ Custom Solutions
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
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 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.