TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management


Quest InTrust Case Study

S&P 500 Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of an S&P 500 professional 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.

“We use InTrust for log collection from domain controllers and monitoring events for SOX compliance auditing. I love the repository viewer, it is great for researching account lockouts and other login events for security purposes.”

Challenges

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

  • Solved for the following challenges:
    • Collecting large volumes of event log data from different systems, devices and applications
    • Strict compliance regulations for data retention

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following SIEM tools in their environment:
    • Splunk
    • QRadar
  • Is collecting data from the following systems:
    • Windows (servers and workstations)
  • Uses the following systems to analyze InTrust data:
    • Quest IT Security Search
    • Quest InTrust Repository Viewer (searches and reports)

Results

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
    • Improved real-time alerting of suspicious activity
    • Automated responses to specific events
  • Reduced storage costs by 81-100% 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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