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Active Directory Auditing That Satisfies Requirements of Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong

  1. 1. NetWrix Customer Case Study Active Directory Auditing That Satisfies Requirements of Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong “The NetWrix solution accomplishes what we need it to do, and I would recommend the product to everybody looking to get Active Directory and Exchange auditing done right.”Customer:Large Asia-based Hedge Fund Joseph Chong, IT Manager, leading Asia-based Hedge FundWeb Site:www.ajiapartners.com Since its founding in 2000, this Asia-based hedge fundNumber of Users: 50 specializing in real estate, equities and asset managementIndustry: Banking and Finance has grown exponentially, now valued at over $2 billion. UnderSolutions: the guidance of proven managers and analysts with financial,Change Auditing quantitative, compliance, legal and risk management skills,Compliance the hedge fund has been able to adhere to its mission statement, which asserts a commitment to the best interest ofProducts:Active Directory Change Reporter its clients’ success.Vendor: Challenge: Preventing Unauthorized Changes to ActiveNetWrix Corporation DirectoryPhone: 888-638-9749 Despite their success, the hedge fund struggled when it came toWeb Site: www.netwrix.com administration of the company’s IT infrastructure. In order to react toCustomer Profile: certain requests of Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong,Recognizing the high concentrations of the IT team needed something in place to keep track of the changeswealth in Asia, particularly in ownership made by system administrators.of businesses and properties, thishedge fund was built on a network “We were looking for a solution that would help us preventof leading families from all over Asia. unauthorized changes in Active Directory, as well as MS ExchangeThe business model was designed to Server,” said Chong. “We needed something that would help usenhance access to quality investment prepare for regulatory compliance audits, while also improving andopportunities - this advantage simplifying our internal IT processes.”has provided and still providesdirect investment businesses with Doing so would not be easy, and because the initiative was reactive,competitive and often exclusive deal management was looking for a speedy resolution. That’s when the ITflows. department took to the Web in search of a solution for their pressing needs. Copyright © NetWrix Corporation. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. NetWrix Customer CaseCase NetWrix Customer Study StudySolution: Streamlined Active Directory Proven Results: Enhanced Visibility thatand Exchange Auditing Implemented in Prevents Unauthorized ChangesLess Than a Day “When we implemented the AD ChangeAfter exploring several options, the hedge fund’s Reporter, we got much better insight on what wasIT department was impressed with NetWrix, and happening in our Active Directory and starteddecided to take a closer look. to detect unauthorized security-related changes proactively,” Chong said. “We prevented several“I had been searching the internet for technology major security incidents already.”that fit our requirements, and NetWrix was theonly one that caught my eye,” said Chong. “The Since implementing NetWrix Active Directory,main reasons were user-friendliness and ease firm has enjoyed clear reports that makeof implementation. Since deployment, we have security and compliance simple. Unauthorizedfound that the reports are so comprehensive changes that previously posed as threats to thethat even non-technical managers are able to company are no longer dangerous because ofunderstand them. These scheduled e-mail reports the streamlined monitoring provided by Activehave been particularly useful to us.” Directory Change Reporter.The NetWrix solution, Active Directory Change “The NetWrix solution accomplishes what weReporter, has met the needs of the hedge fund’s need it to do, and I would recommend the productIT department by way of daily e-mail reports to everybody looking to get Active Directory andthat shed light on all changes made to Active Exchange auditing done right,” Chong said.Directory configurations. Reports notify the ITadministrators of all changes, highlighting who About NetWrix Corporationmade what change, when and where in Active Established in 2006, NetWrix CorporationDirectory and Exchange infrastructure. provides innovative and cost-effective solutions that simplify and automate“The NetWrix sales representatives were very the management of Windows networks.helpful and provided us with prompt and useful With in-depth knowledge and experienceresponses,” Chong said. “Deployment only took managing Windows environments of allme half of a day and I did not encounter any issues sizes, the company delivers solutions toduring the production tests. Since then, we haven’t meet complicated business requirementshad the need for technical support.” while fulfilling the best expectations of IT“The cost is so affordable and the features are very professionals.useful for system administrators,” Chong added.“I am happy with the decision that we made to gowith NetWrix. My boss is happy with my decisiontoo.” Copyright © NetWrix Corporation. All rights reserved.

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