TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management

Case Study: Fortune 500 Pharmaceuticals Company


This case study of a Fortune 500 pharmaceuticals company is based on a June 2013 survey of Change Auditor customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


  • Purchased Change Auditor for the following reasons:
    • Operational risk management
    • User and administrator activity monitoring
    • Tracking changes across platforms
  • Solved the following problems with Change Auditor:
    • Extended coverage and simplify compliance audits
    • Prevented changes that might negatively affect operations

Use Case

  • Owns the following modules of Change Auditor:
    • Active Directory
    • Exchange
    • SQL Server
    • Windows File Server
    • VMware
  • Has the following compliance regulation:
    • HIPAA


  • Finds the following the most helpful features of Change Auditor:
    • Real-time alerts on security policy violations
    • Object protection and preventing damaging changes
    • Its ability to change event normalization into simple, human readable terms
    • Application, OS and NAS coverage
    • Event logging and integration with other tools
    • Scheduled reporting
    • Web interface and dashboards
  • Workload was reduced and productivity increased by 51-74% with Change Auditor.

About This Data

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

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