Community College Increases System Availability and Security with Netwrix Auditor

Cayuga Community College gains visibility into its IT infrastructure to optimize IT processes, troubleshoot incidents and ensure security

Irvine, CA, April 11, 2017

Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for user behavior analysis and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, today announced that Cayuga Community College leverages Netwrix Auditor to gain full control over activity in its IT environment for more efficient IT operations, faster troubleshooting, better user support, and robust security of systems and data.

Cayuga Community College is a unit of the State University of New York with two campuses in the cities of Auburn and Fulton, NY, U.S. The college’s IT team faced a challenge typical for government-sponsored educational institutions: They had to perform a wide variety of duties with a tight budget and few staff. Wade Lambert, IT manager, and his team of only two people are responsible for the entire IT infrastructure of the Fulton campus and manage auditing for the entire college. To perform their duties efficiently, they needed a visibility solution.

The IT team chose Netwrix Auditor based on the recommendations of their peers from another college. The solution provides visibility into who did what, when and where across the IT environment. Given that there are 1,200 employee and 4,000 active student accounts in the two Cayuga Community College campuses, having complete visibility into user activity was critical for troubleshooting incidents and securing data. The IT team has achieved the following results thanks to Netwrix Auditor:

  • Simplified daily routine. Keeping a close watch on all activity in Active Directory and Exchange is simple with Netwrix Auditor. Daily summary reports are automatically emailed to both the network administrator and the helpdesk administrator, enabling them to easily track what happened in these critical IT systems.
  • Fast investigations and easy troubleshooting. The team can now find the root cause of each IT issue in a matter of minutes, enabling quick resolution to minimize disruption for users. The complete audit trail and Google-like search enable the team to easily investigate incidents even if they happened in the distant past.
  • Better security of the IT environment. As soon as Netwrix Auditor was deployed, the team uncovered changes they were previously unaware of. The software also helps them understand which cyber-security controls need to be tightened and what policies need to be implemented. Alerts on critical changes enable the team to act fast and prevent unwanted changes from becoming a serious security issue.

"Netwrix Auditor has been one of the most important solutions in my toolbox. It improved us in ways I didn’t even know we needed to be improved. It saves us trouble keeping track of what is happening in the environment, empowers us with visibility needed for security and troubleshooting, and adds efficiency and proactivity to our daily work," said Wade Lambert, IT Manager at Cayuga Community College.

"Mitigating security risks and beating potential threats, be it a risk of disruption of business operations or a data breach, is a challenge even for big companies with large budgets. IT departments in government-sponsored educational institutions often have to operate with limited resources, while at the same time supporting a great number of users, ensuring business continuity and maintaining the security of confidential information," said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix. "Complete visibility into user activity will greatly increase the efficiency of these small IT teams by making daily routines faster and less stressful, and enabling better detection and remediation of cyber threats."

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