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6,829 Customers Surveyed

43,578 Data Points Collected

1365 Published TechFacts

355 Published Charts

609 Published Case Studies



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Quest Customer Testimonial

With all of the uncertainty, yet IT needing to keep things running, what advice would you share with peers?

Keep your cool, motivate employees, and drive technology value.

Director, Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

Change Auditor Speeds Activity Analysis

Change Auditor helps us perform quick root cause investigations and provide concise, accurate information on AD activity.

IT Architect, Global 500 Professional Services Company

Quest Microsoft Platform Management Customer Research

Migrations last year vs. prior year

Please identify the number of migrations you’ve done recently.

None 1 - 5 6 - 10 More than 10 More than 20
Migrations last year

13%

65%

6%

7%

9%

Migrations year prior

20%

49%

10%

7%

14%

Challenges Sr IT Managers solved with Change Auditor

What problems have you been able to solve with Change Auditor?

Extend coverage and simplify compliance audits
20%
Prevent changes that might negatively affect operations
10%
Inform and update management of security issues with built-in and easy to read reports
40%
Limit powers of administrators and other highly permissioned users
40%

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise banking 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 has been great.”

Challenges

  • Purchased Change Auditor for the following reasons:
    • Meeting external compliance regulations
    • User and administrator activity monitoring
  • Solved the following problems with Change Auditor:
    • 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
    • Windows File Server
  • Has the following compliance regulations:
    • FISMA
    • SAS 70
    • SOX

Results

  • 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

Case Study: Herbalife

Introduction

This case study of Herbalife is based on a June 2013 survey of Change Auditor customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[Change Auditor] includes hundreds of built-in reports. It automates the monitoring of changes in servers and determines which users try to access without authority and events flow in real time. [It’s a] good track of audit logs.”

Challenges

  • Purchased Change Auditor for the following reasons:
    • Operational risk management
    • User and administrator activity monitoring
    • Tracking changes across platforms
    • Manual data collection efforts for audits that were complex and time consuming
  • Solved the following problems with Change Auditor:
    • Prevented changes that might negatively affect operations
    • Limited the powers of administrators and other highly permissioned users

Use Case

  • Owns the following modules of Change Auditor:
    • Active Directory
    • EMC
    • Exchange
    • LDAP / AD Queries
    • NetApp
    • SharePoint
    • SQL Server
    • Windows File Server
    • Authentication Services (freeware with Quest Authentication Services)
    • VMware (freeware with purchase of another Change Auditor module)

Results

  • Chose Change Auditor over the following vendors:
    • Netwrix
    • STEALTHbits
  • 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
  • Workload was reduced and productivity increased by 25-50% with Change Auditor.


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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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