On a daily basis, organizations need to be prepared to defend themselves against a wide range of security threats; however, all too often, insider attacks and espionage can go under the radar, or worse, be completely overlooked. Naturally, this can leave a gaping hole in your cyberdefenses.
A relatively straightforward event, such as a member of staff leaving, can have a dramatic impact on an organization’s security if they don’t have the right systems in place. As a managed service provider (MSP), it’s up to you to help plug those gaps and ensure the worst doesn’t happen.
To be secure, your customer needs to have a complete understanding of the permissions assigned to all of its users and groups in the Windows® Active Directory® service. They need to know the accounts, resources, and data that users can access, alongside having total transparency on their NTFS and share permissions (common repositories of files that can be accessed by multiple users), as well as the operations that they can perform.
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This can be complex, but there are free tools for Active Directory that can help.
Imagine this scenario: One of your customer’s key people is suddenly deciding to move on to the competition. This person has access to all sorts of key company groups, systems, and data, but nobody is fully sure what and how much. This could be a major security issue for your customer, so you need to get to the bottom of what’s going on quickly.
You could possibly manage this from within PowerShell® if you have the knowledge and experience to do it, but the reality is that not everyone does. That’s where free Active Directory tools like Permission Analyzer for Active Directory from SolarWinds MSP come into play.
Permission Analyzer for Active Directory helps you quickly and easily figure out what rights and access groups someone is part of. Simply enter the user’s name and the share you want to validate, and the software will show you what’s going on. It will also allow you to see the NTFS and share level permissions the user has, so you end up on top of exactly what needs to be done.
Download the free network tools like Permission Analyzer for Active Directory here and unravel your customers’ tangled mess of permissions for Active Directory, network shares, folders, and files.