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Quest InTrust Case Study

Inova Health System Foundation


This case study of Inova Health System Foundation is based on a February 2018 survey of Quest InTrust customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Very helpful tool to search AD logs. Explains the events in details for better understanding.”


The business challenges that led the profiled organization 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 protect logs from tampering or erasure
  • Strict compliance regulations for data retention
  • Expensive storage costs for event logs

Use Case

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

  • Uses the following SIEM tools in their environment:
    • Splunk
  • Is collecting data from the following systems:
    • Windows (servers and workstations)
    • Linux/Unix (HP-UX, IBM AIX, Solaris)
    • DB Server (SQL Server, Oracle)
  • Uses Quest IT Security Search to analyze Trust data


The surveyed organization 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
  • Reduced storage costs by 61-80% 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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