Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation, and the 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Program Platinum Award Winner for Best Cyber Auditing & Compliance Solution, announced that the Municipality of Roskilde in Denmark leverages the visibility provided by Netwrix Auditor to manage security risks and ensure continuous compliance.
The Municipality of Roskilde is located in East Denmark and has a total population of 87,000 people.
Its IT department stores a variety of sensitive data, such as citizens’ national identification numbers, which it must safeguard across a complex IT infrastructure that includes 270 servers and 640 applications.
Another challenge is proving compliance with Danish state regulations while reducing the time spent on annual audits, so the IT department can focus more on their core responsibilities.
Failure to ensure the safety of data and continuous compliance could expose the municipality to large penalties.
Roskilde’s IT department deployed Netwrix Auditor because it significantly simplifies tracking of user activity across all critical systems.
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With the help of the software, the municipality achieved the following results:
Visibility into critical actions
Netwrix Auditor delivers concise and actionable information about user activity across Active Directory, Exchange and Windows Servers, and also alerts the IT team about actions that could turn into a security breach.
With the deep insight into user activity, the IT department can now validate its security controls, as required by the standards.
Moreover, Netwrix Auditor keeps the entire audit trail in a long-term archive, so it can be easily retrieved during compliance checks to show auditors what happened in the past.
Time savings and easier troubleshooting
Netwrix Auditor saves the IT department at least 2 hours a day on manual monitoring of user activity across Roskilde’s complex IT infrastructure.
On top of that, the actionable intelligence helps the team investigate and resolve user issues faster than before.
“Prior to deploying Netwrix Auditor, we had to manually monitor user activity in our environment,” said Finn Horn, IT specialist at the Municipality of Roskilde.
“You could be looking at 5–6 domain controllers without even knowing what you are searching for.”
“Netwrix Auditor consolidates everything, so it is very easy to understand what is going on in the infrastructure. We receive a report, skim it through very fast and get the answer.”
“Sometimes things are nice to have and sometimes they are a necessity. Netwrix Auditor is a necessity, like a Swiss Army knife of monitoring solutions that is able to do so many things.”
“Government institutions need to be able to react immediately to any modifications in the IT infrastructure in order to maintain data security and carry out their fundamental duty — safeguarding the interests of citizens,” added Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix.
“Uncontrolled processes in the infrastructure are inadmissible.”
“Complete visibility into the IT environment is essential to efficient and convenient monitoring and ongoing review of user activities. This ensures the security of the large amounts of sensitive information and facilitates compliance with federal regulations.”
Netwrix Auditor is a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation that enables state and local government agencies to detect security threats, efficiently resolve user issues and streamline compliance processes.
To read the complete case study, please visit: www.netwrix.com/go/roskilde
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