TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management

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6,467 Customers Surveyed

41,552 Data Points Collected

1198 Published TechFacts

349 Published Charts

580 Published Case Studies

Featured Research Collections for Quest Microsoft Platform Management

Curated collections and slideshows of TechValidate research data on Quest Microsoft Platform Management.

Selected Research Highlights

Challenges Insurance users solved with Site Administrator

What types of operational challenges did deploying Site Administrator for SharePoint solve for your organization?

Reduced time spent managing permissions, content and user activities
Improved SharePoint governance and policy enforcement
Improved pre-migration scoping and planning
Increased visibility into the full extent of your SharePoint environment
Increased insights into how SharePoint is used in your organization
Reduced time spent running reports for business stakeholders
Improved SharePoint security management of critical corporate information

Case Study: Large Enterprise Media & Entertainment Company


This case study of a large enterprise media & entertainment 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.

“Change Auditor does what it says it is going to do. Very happy with the product.”


  • Purchased Change Auditor for the following reasons:
    • Meeting external compliance regulations
    • User and administrator activity monitoring
    • Manual data collection efforts for audits that were complex and time consuming
  • 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
    • Exchange
    • Windows File Server
    • VMware
  • Has the following compliance regulations:
    • PCI-DSS
    • SOX


  • Finds the following the most helpful features of Change Auditor:
    • Real-time alerts on security policy violations
    • Its ability to change event normalization into simple, human readable terms
    • Scheduled reporting

Quest InTrust Case Study



This case study of Capgemini is based on a March 2018 survey of Quest InTrust customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The web-based UI is very simple to use. Storage required to retain data has been drastically reduced.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Quest InTrust:

  • Collecting large volumes of event log data from different systems, devices and applications
  • Native event log data is cryptic and hard to interpret
  • Need to protect logs from tampering or erasure
  • Strict compliance regulations for data retention
  • Need to respond quickly to security incidents

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Quest InTrust that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses the following SIEM tools in their environment:
    • ManageEngine
  • Is collecting data from the following systems:
    • Windows (servers and workstations)
    • Web Servers
    • DB Server (SQL Server, Oracle)
    • Exchange
  • Uses the following systems to analyze InTrust data:
    • Quest InTrust Repository Viewer (Searches and Reports)
    • Quest Knowledge Portal
    • SQL Server Reporting Services


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Quest InTrust:

  • Realized the following benefits with InTrust:
    • Collected and stored all client workstation logs in one place
    • Stored massive volumes of data in a highly-compressed repository to reduce costs
    • Increased the speed of security investigations and audits with full-text search on all native logs
    • Improved real-time alerting of suspicious activity
    • Automated responses to specific events
    • Protected event log data from tampering or erasure
    • Improved pre-defined best practice reports
  • Reduced storage costs by 61-80% with InTrust’s highly-compressed repository
  • Collects 10,000 events per day using InTrust
  • Sends 7,000 events per day to their SIEM solutions

Active Administrator Customer Testimonial

Active Administrator makes us more productive by centralizing common management tasks for AD within a single pane and logically presenting the data.

IT Project Manager, Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

Quest Microsoft Platform Management Customer Satisfaction Rating

Large enterprise bank recommends Quest MMAD

An IT Manager at a large enterprise financial services company would be likely to recommend Quest Microsoft Platform Management for this reason:

It’s user-friendly and secure.

Quest Microsoft Platform Management Customer Research

Netwrix is a niche player and not many Quest customers have evaluated them…but those who have tell why they chose Quest instead

Why did you choose Quest over other alternatives?

Better functionality or range of functionality
Success with Quest/Dell solutions in the past
Excellent support
Better scalability to accommodate project size and deadline
Recommended by partner or peer
Software was easier to install and use
Professional services expertise
Breadth of Quest solution offerings
Delivered better time/cost savings

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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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