TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management

Quest InTrust Case Study

Global 500 Financial Services Company


This case study of a Global 500 financial services company is based on a March 2018 survey of Quest InTrust customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We use InTrust to collect huge amounts of events on DCs for compliance requirements.”


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
  • 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:
    • ArcSight
  • Is collecting data from the following systems:
    • Domain Controllers
  • Uses the following systems to analyze InTrust data:
    • Quest IT Security Search
    • Quest InTrust Repository Viewer (Searches and Reports)


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Quest InTrust:

  • Realized the following benefits with InTrust:
    • Stored massive volumes of data in a highly-compressed repository to reduce costs
    • Improved real-time alerting of suspicious activity
    • Integrated with Quest IT Security Search to correlate data
  • Reduced storage costs by 41-60% with InTrust’s highly-compressed repository

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Quest Microsoft Platform Management by TechValidate.

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