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Quest InTrust Case Study

Global 500 Beverage Company


This case study of a Global 500 beverage 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.

“The best feature which I like is the collection of event logs proactively regarding security incidents.”


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
  • Native event log data is cryptic and hard to interpret
  • Need to protect logs from tampering or erasure
  • Strict compliance regulations for data retention
  • Expensive storage costs for event logs
  • 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:
    • LogRhythm
  • Is collecting data from the following systems:
    • Linux/Unix (HP-UX, IBM AIX, Solaris)
    • DB Server (SQL Server, Oracle)
  • Uses the following systems to analyze InTrust data:
    • Quest IT Security Search
    • Quest InTrust Repository Viewer (Searches and Reports)
    • Quest Knowledge Portal


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Quest InTrust:

  • Realized the following benefits with InTrust:
    • Improved real-time alerting of suspicious activity
    • Automated responses to specific events
    • Protected event log data from tampering or erasure
    • Improved pre-defined best practice reports
    • Integrated with Quest IT Security Search to correlate data
  • Reduced storage costs by 61-80% with InTrust’s highly-compressed repository
  • Collects 1,000 events per day using InTrust
  • Sends 100 events per day to their SIEM solutions
  • Total size of their InTrust repositories is 2 TB

About This Data

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

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