To securely leverage the powerful capabilities of Microsoft Group Policy, you need the ability to model and predict the impact of Group Policy changes before they are deployed. An error or a malicious, unauthorized change can have devastating consequences, such as denying access to critical resources or weakening security controls. However, native tools provide no way to model and predict the impact of changes. Changes are immediately replicated into the live Microsoft Active Directory environment and Microsoft Windows platforms—leaving you vulnerable to downtime or breach.
To reduce risk and enforce security controls, Group Policy Object (GPO) changes should go through an approved change-and- release management process. NetIQ® Group Policy Administrator™ provides the features and controls necessary to help you reduce the risk associated with unmanaged or unauthorized GPO changes.