COMPASS | Active Directory Management Tool

Active Directory is the foundation of your network. It is the structure that manages and controls access to some of the most critical resources in your organization.

  • Real-time network monitoring

    Compass allows real-time network monitoring of all domain controllers. Ensure that they are able to communicate to users and with other DC’s in the same domain, site and forest.

  • Stay Up & Running

    Compass helps ensure that your AD infrastructure is configured correctly and stays compliant. It also checks to see that all vital components of your AD (domain controllers) are functioning correctly.

  • Single Concise Tool

    Compass is a unique and innovative systems management tool that combines all the key elements for Active Directory monitoring and reporting delivered in a single easy to use dashboard.

  • Developed by AD Architects

    Developed by Active Directory Architects that have had real world experience managing and troubleshooting numerous enterprise environments.

  • Replication monitoring

    Replication issues are not always easy to uncover. Compass makes it easy by notifying you if there is an issue.

  • Proactive Monitoring

    Continuous verification of core AD services. Compass keeps an eye on all the key services including: Netlogon, AD Domain, DHCP, DNS, KKDC, and Time. Operating system monitoring - components such as disk space, memory, CPU and memory usage.

  • Name Resolution verification

    Compass automatically validates your Domain Controller DNS settings.


  • Improve Security

    Compass provides over 30 reports that enable Administrators to quickly audit AD resources to ensure that IT staff have appropriate rights. Replication monitoring helps detect if there is an issue stopping security changes from going into effect.

  • Identify & Resolve Issues

    Active Directory depends on a functioning and correctly configured DNS. Compass automatically tests these components and helps you ensure that your DNS setup is correct.

  • It's Simple

    Compass provides an intuitive and easy to use award winning dashboard that displays all vital components of Active Directory which enables administrator to quickly identify issues before they become outages.

QuoteProviding support for an infrastructure that spans multiple states and countries can be a daunting task for our help desk on the best day. From the first day we implemented Compass we've recorded lower reaction time to issues and an overall better compliance rate with the SLA's we provide our operating entities. Compass has allowed us to not only react quicker, but become proactive in many situations by using its built-in robust reports. A great product from a great company! - John O'Neill Sr., Corporate Director of Information Technology at Molded Fiber Glass Companies
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See What COMPASS AD Monitoring Software Can Do

COMPASS
DNS Proactive DNS and Name Resolution Tests & Alerts
DNS functionality verification
Alerts if any domain controllers had an invalid DNS record.
DNS Host record check
Verifies if all SRV host records are correct.
DNS Domain record check
Verifies if all SRV Domain records are correct.
DNS Forest record check
Verifies if all SRV Forest records are correct.
Monitoring LDAP and UDP Port verification
These ports are essential for DNS and Time services to function.
Configurable monitor of Windows Services
Operating System Monitoring (Disk Space, CPU, and Memory)
Windows Event Reporting
Best Practice AD Event monitoring
Special filter created on critical AD events. This helps keep the noise down of standard Windows Event alerting. It takes the guess work out of which events to select.
Windows Patch and update Reporting
Makes it easy to identify DC’s that are missing a patch or Windows update.
Replication Proactive AD Replication Tests
DC Replication Verification
Site Replication Verification
Time Alerts & Settings Proactive AD Time verification Tests & Alerts
AD Time issues can surface when you add DCs to your network.
Win32 Time Sync mode
Hyper V Host Time Setting
VMWare Host Time Setting
AD AD LSASS monitoring
AD Partition Backup verification
Verifies that AD was backed up.
DFS Proactive FRS and DFS Functionality tests and alerts
If FRS and DFS are broken, group policy and security templates will not be implemented.
DFS Sysvol Replication
DFS Replication
DFS Namespace
DFS Functionality
Drops file into Sysvol and verifies it is transferred to each DC.
Reporting Active Directory Reporting
Compass contains over 50 reports.
User Config Reporting
Account Activity Reporting
Recently created, modified, inactive reporting. AD disabled, locked out, expired, must change password at next logon
Group Access Reporting
Domain Admin, largest and unmanaged groups
AD Site Topology Reporting
FSMO, Site, Site Links, Subnets by Site reporting
AD Computer Reporting
Recently created, modified and deleted computers. Computers not logged in 30 days, etc.

System Requirements

  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 - 2012 R2

    Resources:
    Disk Space 350 MB,
    Memory 2 GB

  • Additional Software:
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later
    IIS 7.5 or later
    SQL Server optional 2005, 2008, 2012
    Internet Explorer 8.0 or greater
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