Government entity prefers complete visibility offered by Netwrix

Public Utility Commission of Texas chooses Netwrix Auditor over competitor to audit critical IT systems for security and compliance

Irvine, CA, February 18, 2016

Netwrix Corporation, a provider of IT auditing software that delivers complete visibility into IT infrastructure changes and data access, announced today that the Public Utility Commission of Texas has adopted Netwrix Auditor to ensure continuous compliance and prepare for annual audits, as well as to gain visibility into its IT environment.

The Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Texas in Austin regulates the state’s electric and telecommunication utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers assistance in resolving consumer complaints. The company wanted to enable more granular control over its critical systems and applications, as well as to simplify compliance processes. PUC professionals evaluated Netwrix Auditor and Dell Change Auditor to explore their functionality and test how both products would perform within the organization’s IT infrastructure. The Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Texas choose Netwrix Auditor overall because of the product’s easy installation process and flexibility, as well as short time to productively use the Netwrix Auditor platform.

Netwrix Auditor is an IT auditing software that delivers complete visibility into IT infrastructure changes and data access. Netwrix Auditor provides actionable audit data about who has access to what, any changes made, and when and where each change has occurred. This helps companies pass compliance audits with far less effort and expense, mitigate the risk of insider-caused security breaches, and keep tabs on what users are doing in the IT environment and why. Netwrix Auditor supports monitoring of the broadest variety of IT systems, including Active Directory, Exchange, file servers, SharePoint, SQL Server, VMware, and Windows Server.

"When it came down to choosing between Netwrix and Dell, we tested both solutions in a trial mode, and the difference became even more obvious," said Paul Hopson, Information Security Officer at Public Utility Commission of Texas in Austin. "Netwrix Auditor is easier to install, has less restrictions to hardware, and support is very good if you have any questions or issues. Dell Change Auditor was much more expensive, and its interface is not that simple. Netwrix doesn’t make things harder than they should be, so we didn’t need any trainings to get started. What we finally bought was the all-in-one pack — one solution to audit everything from a single console, amazing reporting, both default and custom reports, and dashboards for enterprise overview. Also, we didn’t want to worry about product life cycle and whether our purchased solution would be maintained, so Netwrix Auditor was a great choice."

"Netwrix Auditor is an IT auditing platform that is able to resolve compliance, security, and operational problems experienced by companies from all industries," said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix. "We are happy to justify our customers’ trust and provide them with outstanding functionality, powerful reporting capabilities, and consistently high level of support and maintenance. Since we allocate all of our resources to the development of Netwrix Auditor, we can assure all our clients that we will continue to improve Netwrix Auditor in accordance with the pressing cyber threats and business needs."

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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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