TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management

Quest InTrust Case Study

Large Enterprise Retail Company


This case study of a large enterprise retail 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.

“Intrust can easily and efficiently collect and store all events from any system. It’s also very easy to deploy.”


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 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:
    • Splunk
  • Is collecting data from the following systems:
    • Windows (servers and workstations)
    • Web Servers
    • DB Server (SQL Server, Oracle)
    • Firewalls (CheckPoint, Cisco PIX)
    • Exchange
  • Uses Quest IT Security Search to analyze InTrust data


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 the full-text search on all native logs
    • Improved real-time alerting of suspicious activity
    • Automated responses to specific events
    • Integrated with Quest IT Security Search to correlate data
  • Reduced storage costs by 41-60% with InTrust’s highly-compressed repository
  • Collects 1,000,000 events per day using InTrust
  • Sends 1,000,000 events per day to their SIEM solutions

About This Data

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

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