Specops Password Auditor Reviews

Specops Password Auditor

Password audit & security tool for Active Directory accounts

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(19)
Value for Money
4.9/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.9/5
Customer Support
4.7/5
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19 Reviews

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  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Excellent Password Auditor Software

Reviewed on 28/6/2022

It is has been fantastic from our initial and on-going conversations with the Account Manager and...

It is has been fantastic from our initial and on-going conversations with the Account Manager and with their Technical department. They respond quickly and make themselves readily available for consultations and on-call meetings.

Pros

I love the fact that Password Auditor can compare up to date hashes with those already stored on a customers Active Directory. A number of reports including an executive summary can be easily created.

The product has a plethora of features including:

- Checks for known weak passwords
- Identifies password vulnerabilities such as compromised passwords and those users too
- Checks which users haven’t changed their passwords since a certain date
- Identifies where passwords are not required
- Identifies expired passwords
- Identifies existing password policies
- Displays password policy usage
- Clearly highlights password policy compliance
- Will only read information from Active Directory
- Does not store Active Directory Data nor does it allow changes to company’s AD

Cons

There really was nothing to dislike. Everything in terms of our communication with them has been positive.

Raza
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great product and easy to setup

Reviewed on 7/1/2020

The specops Has been great and their service is good and the password are one of the biggest day to...

The specops Has been great and their service is good and the password are one of the biggest day to day things which all admin dread having to reset specially after long weekend or after users gets back from vacation and forgets all the time ,

Pros

How easy it was to setup and how well it works , I have been using this for over two years and it makes my job so much easier and the time i get back not having to bother resetting password every day

Cons

I have to say I have had any issues so far and I’m pretty luck not have had any major issues

Paul
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easily see if we are in compliance.

Reviewed on 28/1/2020

Specops Password Auditor provides a quick an easy method to get a view of how your organization is...

Specops Password Auditor provides a quick an easy method to get a view of how your organization is complying with company password policy. The drill downs allow me to view the information that is most important.

Pros

The scan is very quick and easy to read the results. Provides me a quick way to see how we are doing at complying with our password policy.

Cons

Would like to view the consoles remotely via web browser.

Shiva
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

easy to use freeware tool

Reviewed on 27/11/2019

It was easy to install, configure and use the product and the vendor provided good documentation -...

It was easy to install, configure and use the product and the vendor provided good documentation - very positive experience.

Pros

This is probably one of the best freeware tools available to review password policies,, compare and benchmark with others as well be able to audit the administration of password policy. It also helps generate reports that show weak passwords that are vulnerable as well as expired passwords and enhance password security.

Cons

The tool fulfills its functionality and hence there is really nothing that I really would like to call out as missing or poorly done. The one suggestion that I have though is to include underlying details to the summary information on the dashboard.

Robin
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple and straight forward

Reviewed on 6/4/2021

Would recommend to any org trying to block users from using inappropriate passwords.

Would recommend to any org trying to block users from using inappropriate passwords.

Pros

Documentation was good. Updates are dynamic, so no need to babysit the app. Really like that you can create custom black lists to prevent users from using words that AD or Google allow.

Cons

Nothing, it works as expected. We had to get some clarity on policies to meet our needs, but that was a simple email with support.

Ryan
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Even if you dont go with the amazing SpecOps Password Policy this audit tool is a must!

Reviewed on 31/7/2023

Amazing lightweight tool which can be installed and used within minutes, provides key security...

Amazing lightweight tool which can be installed and used within minutes, provides key security information on what your users are doing with there password decisions and also there inactivity. Creates actionable spreadsheets and pdf's so you can target the users who are using breached password or sharing passwords with others.

Pros

Ease of use, can be loaded up instantly and provides real time up to date reports of whats going on within your enviroment regarding user passwords and user activity.

Cons

For a free tool that provides a vast amount of information there are very little 'cons' I would only ask for improvements in the reporting area so the data could be filtered more but again these are more feature requests than cons.

Kamal
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Password auditor

Reviewed on 31/7/2023

Pros

The password hash comparison is one of the most useful features in the product, this is especially helpful for ensuring that privileged users are being as secure as they can be.

Cons

Manually downloading the breached protection can be tedious and would be great if it was included as part of a software update.

nick
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great integration of product

Reviewed on 27/11/2019

THis enabled us to keep an eye and have a dashboard to be more proactive and get good insights into...

THis enabled us to keep an eye and have a dashboard to be more proactive and get good insights into our business.

Pros

The software was very easue to bring into architecture and use. We could not have asked for a more seemless transition.

Cons

No issues of note. We are very happy with product.

Alex
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Specops Auditor Review

Reviewed on 28/6/2022

Good software from start to finish.

Good software from start to finish.

Pros

Simple to use and navigate, for updating new password lists and separating different password categories.

Cons

There wasn't anything to say that's negative.

Robin
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

SPEC OPS filled a much needed gap

Reviewed on 7/1/2020

While the users are frustrated with the new policies, the IT and Security teams are very satisfied....

While the users are frustrated with the new policies, the IT and Security teams are very satisfied. We are now able to force users to comply with restrictions that the built in policies in AD are extremely lacking.

Pros

Being able to customize the dictionary is a huge need for our firm. We have many company specific terms and acronyms that we are able to block users from using. The auditor confirms our policies are being enforced.

Cons

So far, nothing. We've had no gray area when it comes to enforcement once we installed this product.

Travis
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Excellent product that helped align our policies with NIST standards

Reviewed on 27/11/2019

It has been a great resource in our multi-layered cyber security strategy. Sales and implementation...

It has been a great resource in our multi-layered cyber security strategy. Sales and implementation were a breeze.

Pros

Ease of setup, it takes no time to get deployed and configured.

Cons

It would be nice if the blacklist check was included with the base product.

Neil
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A must for any network admin

Reviewed on 28/6/2022

Helping to keep our network secure and manage users expectations and implications of password...

Helping to keep our network secure and manage users expectations and implications of password management.

Pros

Easy to use and fast with detailed reports.

Cons

Nothing comes to mind, the software is good as is.

Marc
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A handy little tool!

Reviewed on 28/6/2022

Fantastic. The team at Specops are always really helpful if support is required.

Fantastic. The team at Specops are always really helpful if support is required.

Pros

SpecOps Password Auditor is a great little tool for discovering weaknesses with users' passwords. It's great for a quick snapshot of your overall password and account health in AD.

Cons

There's not a lot to dislike. The product is pretty simple.

Mark
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent Solution

Reviewed on 28/1/2020

Pros

The solution provides everything we needed to support our password enforcement policy

Cons

Really nothing to say about the solution.

Martin
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for Free Trial
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great prep for password policy changes

Reviewed on 28/6/2022

Pros

Has super useful features, like showing which users have the same password and which users have known compromised passwords. We are looking to remove forced password changes in our organization and this gives great insight into some of the adjustments that need to be made before that can be implemented.

Cons

Some of the better features are hidden behind a paywall but that is as expected for any product.

MURAT
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy implementation and usage

Reviewed on 27/11/2019

Pros

Custom words adding. It is easy and usefull.

Cons

Local invoice and process is important for us.

Jesse
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Powerful and easy to use

Reviewed on 28/1/2020

Pros

The wealth of information given from the tool was a great feature, especially the comparison of current policy to industry best practices.

Cons

I did not encounter any features or usability that was a negative for me.

Paul
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for Free Trial
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Checking the market

Reviewed on 28/6/2022

compare to other supplier offerings this is easy to use and the detailed report at the end is on...

compare to other supplier offerings this is easy to use and the detailed report at the end is on the nose when it comes to highlighting all the necessary need to know information.

Pros

The detailed report is a fantastic output. It incorporates all the necessary detail that I can provide this to our board of directors at our quarterly meetings for a snapshot on out attack surface

Cons

I'm finding it difficult to say anything negative about this!!!

Neil
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Specops really helped my security

Reviewed on 28/6/2022

Pros

The depth of showing how vulnerable some passwords were in our AD

Cons

nothing i disliked about the software to be honest