Recommended Resources

Although our posts always include great product and service resources, they tend to get lost in the content. If you’re looking for a handy cheatsheet, cool free tool, or are in the market for a new piece of software or service, we’ve got you. We’ve put together a list of the resources we, at ATA, can wholeheartedly recommend.

Full disclosure: ATA has been paid to place some products and services on this page. We may also receive revenue should you make a purchase. If this is the case, we guarantee an ATA expert has either written a full product review or has previous experience with the product or service.

Training and Skill Development

Training and Skill Development

Pluralsight – A comprehensive library of online courses, workshops, and other learning material for developers and IT pros. We have a few Pluralsight authors here at ATA including founder, Adam Bertram and ATA Friend Chris Blackden.

Information Security

Specops Password Auditor – Free scans your Active Directory environment for password-related vulnerabilities while producing an actionable report. This tool finds blank or shared passwords to those that have been breached. Why spend time crafting a custom tool when Specops Password Auditor Free does the hard work quickly and easily!

Specops uReset – With Specops uReset empower users to take control of their own password management including Active Directory self-service password resets, changes, and account lockouts.

Specops Secure Service Desk – Securely verify service desk callers with the Specops Secure Service Desk. Enforce secure user verification and take positive control over social engineering vulnerabilities and verify password reset requests.

Specops Password Policy – Enforcing complex compliance requirements, blocking compromised passwords, and ensuring strong passwords exist for each user in Active Directory (AD) is possible with Specops Password Policy. Extend Group Policy to simplify the management of AD password policies.

Specops Active Directory Janitor – Stale computer and user objects can quickly overwhelm even the smallest of Active Directory environments. Avoid the security risk that orphaned and unused accounts harbor and leverage Specops Active Directory Janitor to make quick work of cleaning up your environment.

Automation

ThinkAutomation – Automate nearly every aspect of your environment using a comprehensive client studio, built without volume limitations. Run complex workflows from any number of different sources and integrate countless APIs for a seamless transformation and flow of data!

Communications

3CX – Remotely run meetings and conduct business with 3CX PBX. With cloud deployment or on-premise installations available, management of a distributed workforce is easy and secure. Video conferencing, presentation tools, and Android and iPhone applications to make remote PBX quick and easy!

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