College Uses Netwrix Auditor to Improve Accountability of Employees and Stay Compliant

Continuous monitoring of user activity and data access provided by Netwrix Auditor enables Palmer College to comply with HIPAA, PCI DSS and FERPA regulatory standards

Irvine, CA, March 9, 2017

Netwrix Corporation, the first vendor to introduce a visibility and governance platform for hybrid cloud security, announced today that Palmer College of Chiropractic has deployed Netwrix Auditor to increase employee accountability and comply with several regulatory standards with less effort.

Palmer College is the oldest and largest chiropractic college in the world and offers students hands-on experience in classrooms, labs and the world’s largest chiropractic outpatient-clinic system. To meet strict compliance requirements, the College had to improve accountability of IT personnel and be able to deter improper behavior.

Palmer College’s IT team chose Netwrix Auditor because it provides a high-level overview of activity across its most critical systems, including Active Directory and Group Policy, SQL Server, and VMware. Netwrix Auditor improved control over privileged users, which was required by compliance auditors. In addition, the solution enabled the college to achieve the following results:

  • Validation of internal security policies. With the detailed information Netwrix Auditor provides about user activity, the IT team has complete visibility of changes and data access events across the IT environment, so they can easily detect any action that violates internal security policies.
  • Faster investigations. The meaningful intelligence delivered by Netwrix Auditor enables the College to investigate any issue and determine the root cause of the problem in mere minutes, so the team can quickly troubleshoot both security incidents and operational issues. The software is fast and easy to use, which eliminated the need to hire three full-time employees just to monitor logs.
  • Increased accountability of IT personnel. Video recording of screen activity improves control over privileged users and fosters employees’ sense of responsibility for the work they are doing. Combined with faster security investigations and easy validation of security policies, this helps Palmer College comply with HIPAA, PCI DSS, and FERPA regulatory standards and successfully pass audits.

"Netwrix Auditor is a wonderful product that lets us see deep down into our environment. It allows us to see everything that’s going on. We went from ‘I don’t know what happened’ to ‘Ok, I see precisely what happened in this environment and who did it.’ We went from spending days on figuring out what is wrong in a system to detecting the issue in a couple of minutes after reading a report," said James Mountain, System Architect at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

"Educational organizations have to make sure that the data of their students and patients (in the case of medical colleges) is safe, since data compromise can impact students’ and patients’ private lives, as well as harm the college’s reputation. With 360-degree visibility into IT environments, IT teams are able to reduce the risk of internal and external attacks, stop malicious activity in time to prevent breaches, and successfully pass compliance audits. Thus, the institutions can focus on their primary mission of educating best-of-breed professionals," said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix.

Netwrix Auditor is a visibility and governance platform that enables control over changes, configurations and access in hybrid cloud IT environments to protect data regardless of its location. The platform provides security analytics to detect anomalies in user behavior and investigate threat patterns before a data breach occurs.

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