Group Policy Compliance
A key part of Group Policy’s capabilities are securing and locking down your Windows server and desktop environment. So ensuring proper audit and compliance of your Group Policy environment is critical. To this end, SDM Software will provide several key features in this area, including:
- Group Policy Object Attestation: Allows you to track ownership of and perform attestation on key GPOs within your environment.
- Group Policy Change Auditing: Allows you to see who is making changes related to Group Policy and what those changes were.
- Group Policy Rollback: When changes to GPOs occur, this feature gives you the ability to rollback unwanted changes as needed.
- Group Policy Endpoint Compliance: You’ve rolled out those security and configuration policies to all your Windows servers and desktops, but you can’t show an auditor that all systems actually received your policies and you certainly can’t prove it to yourself. This capability gives you the proof that you need to show that Group Policy is working as expected in the environment.
These features are provided in two innovative new product releases from SDM Software—GPAA (Group Policy Auditing & Attestation) and Group Policy Compliance Reporter. These products, due to be released in early 2013, provide a full set of Group Policy compliance and auditing capabilities from the point at which the GPO is created or edited to the point that it’s deployed to the end client, providing you with unprecedented visibility into your Windows environment.