TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management

Case Study: S&P 500 Health Care Company


This case study of a S&P 500 health care 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.

“With Change Auditor, I get notifications on administration changes performed by corporate. We are closely monitoring groups with elevated privileges, so whenever ANY change is made to these groups, we are immediately notified via email. This has helped us immediately catch unwarranted and unapproved changes.”


  • 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:
    • Prevented changes that might negatively affect operations
    • Informed and updated management of security issues with built-in and easy to read reports

Use Case

  • Owns the following module of Change Auditor:
    • Active Directory
  • Has the following compliance regulations:
    • SOX
    • FDA


  • Chose Change Auditor over the following vendor:
    • Netwrix
  • Finds the following the most helpful features of Change Auditor:
    • Real-time alerts on security policy violations
    • Application, OS and NAS coverage
    • Event logging and integration with other tools
  • Workload was reduced and productivity increased by < 24% 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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