TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management

Quest InTrust Case Study

IBM Corporation


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

“Being able to search security logs quickly for security information needed is the most valuable feature of Quest InTrust.”


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

  • Limited visibility into workstation and privileged account activity
  • 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
  • Need to respond quickly to security incidents

Use Case

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

  • Is collecting data from Windows servers and workstations
  • Uses the following systems to analyze InTrust data:
    • Quest InTrust Repository Viewer (Searches and Reports)


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
    • Increased the speed of security investigations and audits with full-text search on all native logs
  • Reduced storage costs by 41-60% with InTrust’s highly-compressed repository
  • Collects 800,000 events per day using InTrust
  • Total size of their InTrust repositories is 2 TB

About This Data

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