Costain chooses Netwrix to optimize workflows for outsourced IT teams

The leading construction and civil engineering company ensures full infrastructure transparency and smooth performance for 5000 users with Netwrix Auditor

London, UK, February 3, 2016

Netwrix Corporation, a provider of IT auditing software that delivers complete visibility into IT infrastructure changes and data access, today announced that the UK-based company Costain has deployed Netwrix Auditor to improve interaction between in-house and outsourced IT teams, reconsider internal IT processes and cease the disruption of workflows.

Costain is recognized as one of the leading UK engineering solution provider, with a portfolio of achievements spanning 150 years of innovation and technical excellence. Costain meets the essential national needs by providing excellent engineering and technology-led solutions to blue-chip customers in the energy, water and transportation markets.

The in-house IT team of Costain is responsible for providing 24/7 access to engineering and construction projects for 5000 users, including employees, clients and partners. Its IT team was looking for a convenient mechanism to control all changes performed by outsourced IT administrators, ensure that IT processes are performed in accordance with the internal policy and users have correct permissions. The solution was required to help with detection and investigation of changes across Active Directory, such as ill-configured user accounts and access rights.

Using Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory, Costain’s IT team managed to get a full understanding of what happens across Active Directory, streamline internal operations and simplify the processes of Active Directory management. The solution provides audit data in a structured and easy-to-read way via reports and dashboards and notifies about critical changes with real-time alerts. The reports with who did what, when and where details helped the Costain IT team achieve a necessary level of control over changes and enable smooth business processes.

Nick Pettingell, IT Infrastructure Specialist at Costain, commented, "Netwrix Auditor not only gives us the ability to detect the changes made in Active Directory; it helps us get a clear picture of who is doing what, so we can change the practices used by outsourced IT services providers. Netwrix Auditor saves us 50 hours of hard work, huge amount of effort and allows us to streamline internal processes."

"Risks are inherent in any business, but enterprises are in a vulnerable position due to a diverse IT infrastructure. Keeping control over every component of the IT environment might be challenging, let alone controlling third parties to act in full accordance to your IT policy," aid Peter Smith, Netwrix Country Manager in the UK & Ireland. "To establish effective communication between parties and balance operational excellence requires having a full picture of current processes - what people do and why they do so. This knowledge may be used to redefine processes for greater efficiency and increased productivity."

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About Netwrix Corporation

Netwrix Corporation provides IT auditing software that delivers complete visibility into IT infrastructure changes and data access, including who changed what, when and where each change was made, and who has access to what. Over 150,000 IT departments worldwide rely on Netwrix to audit IT infrastructure changes and data access, prepare reports required for passing compliance audits, and increase the efficiency of IT operations. Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 70 industry awards and was named to both the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. For more information, visit

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