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TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management

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5,754 Customers Surveyed

37,093 Data Points Collected

1031 Published TechFacts

304 Published Charts

530 Published Case Studies



Featured Research Collections for Quest Microsoft Platform Management

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Case Study: Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on a June 2013 survey of Change Auditor customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased Change Auditor for the following reasons:
    • Meeting external compliance regulations
    • Operational risk management
    • User and administrator activity monitoring
    • Tracking changes across platforms
    • Manual data collection efforts for audits that were complex and time consuming
    • Addressing failed audits
  • Solved the following problems with Change Auditor:
    • Prevented changes that might negatively affect operations
    • Informed and updated management of security issues with built-in and easy to read reports
    • Limited the powers of administrators and other highly permissioned users

Use Case

  • Owns the following modules of Change Auditor:
    • Active Directory
    • NetApp
    • Windows File Server
  • Has the following compliance regulation:
    • SOX

Results

  • Chose Change Auditor over the following vendor:
    • ManageEngine
  • Finds the following the most helpful features of Change Auditor:
    • Real-time alerts on security policy violations
    • Object protection and preventing damaging changes
    • Its ability to change event normalization into simple, human readable terms
    • Scheduled reporting
    • Web interface and dashboards
  • Paid back their investment in Change Auditor in 3-6 months.
  • Workload was reduced and productivity increased by 51-74% with Change Auditor.

Recovery Manager for Active Directory recovered RODCs that lost Kerberos accounts

Read-only Domain Controllers (RODCs) lost their Kerberos accounts and needed to be recovered to allow Active Directory to function on the RODCs.

IT Architect, Federal Government

Case Study: Large Enterprise Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise computer software company is based on a June 2013 survey of Change Auditor customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased Change Auditor for the following reasons:
    • Meeting external compliance regulations
    • Operational risk management
    • User and administrator activity monitoring
    • Tracking changes across platforms
    • Manual data collection efforts for audits that were complex and time consuming
    • Addressing failed audits
  • Solved the following problems with Change Auditor:
    • Extended coverage and simplify compliance audits
    • Informed and updated management of security issues with built-in and easy to read reports

Use Case

  • Owns the following modules of Change Auditor:
    • Active Directory
    • EMC
    • Exchange
    • LDAP / AD Queries
    • SharePoint
    • SQL Server
    • Windows File Server
    • Authentication Services
    • VMware
  • Has the following compliance regulation:
    • SOX

Results

  • Chose Change Auditor over the following vendor:
    • BeyondTrust
  • Finds the following the most helpful features of Change Auditor:
    • Real-time alerts on security policy violations
    • Application, OS and NAS coverage
    • Scheduled reporting
  • Paid back their investment in Change Auditor in 0-3 months.
  • Workload was reduced and productivity increased by 25-50% with Change Auditor.

Quest Microsoft Platform Management Customer Testimonial

Has Quest made you a hero?

Definitely! The ability to determine who has deleted AD objects and the ability to restore, in mere minutes, AD objects which have been deleted has been huge.

Server Administrator, Medium Enterprise Consumer Services Company

Downtime is costly…

Please estimate the cost (per hour) of downtime recovery for your organization before installing Recovery Manager for Active Directory and/or Forest Edition.

Over $5 million per hour: 9%
$1 - 5 million per hour: 9%
$500,000 to 1 million per hour: 5%
$100,000 to $500,000 per hour: 9%
$50,000 to $100,000 per hour: 23%
$10,000 to $50,000 per hour: 5%
Less than $10,000 per hour: 41%

By What % Does Active Administrator Increase Productivity for Healthcare Organizations?

When it comes to performing Active Directory tasks, by what percentage did Active Administrator reduce workload and increase productivity?

> 50%: 0%
30–50%: 43%
10–29%: 29%
Up to 10%: 29%


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About Quest Microsoft Platform Management

Quest solutions for platform management let you simplify and automate a wide range of administrative functions for Active Directory®, Exchange, Lync®, SharePoint®, Office 365™ and more. Deliver the capabilities users need while freeing your staff to focus on innovation.

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