TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management

Case Study: Herbalife


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.”


  • 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)


  • 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.

About This Data

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