Cloud Security

Securing Active Directory Groups in the Cloud NASA made a revelation recently revealed that their attempts at moving to the cloud introduced security gaps. This came about after an internal review by NASA’s inspector general. Servers, files, and other resources were without the protections that had previously been in place with on-premise based controls. The…

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The Importance of Active Directory Group Ownership

Active Directory Groups are used for many different purposes. Whether it be for managing security through membership in security groups or be it at establishing simple group communications through distribution groups (lists), groups provide an excellent method to logically assemble related objects together. The term “orphan” can carry with it a negative connotation. No person,…

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What Is In a Name? Active Directory Group Naming Best Practices

A customer asked recently, do you have any “best practices” in terms of naming your groups? To properly answer the question, we had to first understand why they were asking the question. After some discussion, we determined that they were just looking to find purpose and meaning to groups that were created before they were…

Make Active Directory Group Management Easier

Back when your company was smaller, Active Directory group management was easy. You simply put new people into active directory and manually assigned them to groups so they were included in email and had permission to access resources like files and printers. Resetting passwords, responding to the HR emails, and getting everyone quickly online and…

When One plus One is Greater Than Two; Active Directory Automation

Max Wertheimer, the founder of the Gestalt Theory once stated in a borrowed and commonly referenced Aristotle philosophy that “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.  This observation states that at times, two entities can collectively be of greater benefit or value than what would be possible with their value independently. This…

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Intelligently Organize Domain Computer Objects in Security Groups

Just as Active Directory has a user object for each network user, it has a computer object for each computer in the domain. These objects are treated as an account. As with user accounts, computer accounts provide a means for authenticating and auditing the computer’s access to the network and its access to domain resources.…

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Active Directory Group Membership Based on External Data Sources

In role based access control, security groups and distribution lists will by design, have specific associations to resources based on the need to apply a certain job function, task, or action to specific classifications of workers. The membership of security groups and/or distribution lists are adeptly managed using object attributes stored in Active Directory with…

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How 500+ Companies $ave Using Active Directory Group Management Automation

Imanami has been saving companies money for 12 years by providing purpose-built solutions for Active Directory Group Management that automate the manual processes of managing Exchange distribution lists and security groups. On average, our customers achieve Return on Investment in a few months after purchasing and installing our automation products. The savings are seen in…

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CIOs and IT Shape Imanami Active Directory Group Management SW

Imanami Active Directory Management Software is based on feedback from CIOs and IT Managers every step of the way. We get the feedback about market needs because we ask. We host online forms and chat rooms to discuss issues with our customers and would-be customers. Imanami’s CEO and Chief Software Architect, Robert Haaverson, makes no…

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A Day in the Life of IT without Imanami AD Group Management Solutions

Active Directory Group Management solutions can make all the difference in the day-to-day life of an IT Manager and everyone else in the company. As we all know, there are two ways to manage any department. The first management style is “Putting out Fires” the second is “Proactively Managing” by anticipating problems based on past performance,…