TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management


Quest InTrust Case Study

Small Business Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer services company is based on a February 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.

“Real-time event log collection is easy to set up from various sources and the search in the Repository is really fast.”

Challenges

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
  • Need to protect logs from tampering or erasure
  • Expensive storage costs for event logs

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following SIEM tools in their environment:
    • LogRhythm
  • Is collecting data from the following systems:
    • Windows (servers and workstations)
    • Linux/Unix (HP-UX, IBM AIX, Solaris)
    • Web Servers
    • DB Server (SQL Server, Oracle)
    • Custom/scripted data source
    • Firewalls (CheckPoint, Cisco PIX)
  • Uses the following systems to analyze InTrust data:
    • Quest InTrust Repository Viewer (Searches and Reports)

Results

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
    • Automated responses to specific events
    • Protected event log data from tampering or erasure
  • Reduced storage costs by 61-80% with InTrust’s highly-compressed repository
  • Collects 100,000 events per day using InTrust




About This Data

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

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