TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management

Case Study: Large Enterprise Pharmaceuticals Company


This case study of a large enterprise 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:
    • Meeting external compliance regulations
    • Operational risk management
    • User and administrator activity monitoring
  • Solved the following problems with Change Auditor:
    • Informed and updated management of security issues with built-in and easy to read reports

Use Case

  • Owns the following modules of Change Auditor:
    • Active Directory
  • Has the following compliance regulations:
    • GLBA
    • HIPAA
    • SAS 70


  • Chose Change Auditor over the following vendors:
    • ManageEngine
  • 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
  • Paid back their investment in Change Auditor in 6-9 months.

About This Data

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