Quest Software Inc. created Access Manager as a way to deliver detailed information to administrators without having to specify which servers or applications should be examined. By deploying Access Manager on a Windows server, security agents are then deployed automatically, collecting information from the entire network and reporting back to one central console.
Other features include the following:
- Real-time security mapping.
- This feature creates and maintains a list of systems showing where a user has been granted access. It provides a real-time view across an enterprise while leveraging a data collection approach that minimizes network traffic.
- Resource Access Manager. Once resources are deployed, administrators can see changes to resource access, which simplifies app and data management throughout the enterprise.
- Access Policy Enforcer. Access Manager enables admins to enforce business access policies and adhere to Microsoft best practices for resource management, provisioning and security.
System requirements: An Intel Pentium-compatible CPU with 2 GHz or higher, 1 GB of memory (4 GB recommended), 10 Gb or more hard disk space (additional storage space is required for index), .Net Framework 3.0 SP1 or higher, Microsoft Management Console 3.0, Windows PowerShell 1.0, SQL Server 2005 or Express edition, Windows 2000 Server SP4, Windows Server 2003 and R2, Windows Server 2008 (32- or 64-bit).
Pricing: $10 per Active Directory user account.
This was first published in February 2009