SaaS Company Ensures the Security of Its Infrastructure while Significantly Reducing Auditing Time

Enhanced control over Active Directory empowers AppRiver to mitigate security risks and minimize business downtime

Irvine, CA, October 24, 2017

Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for user behavior analysis and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, announced today that AppRiver gained centralized control over Active Directory and minimized the risk of security incidents and operational issues by leveraging the complete visibility provided by Netwrix Auditor.

AppRiver is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company based in Gulf Breeze, Florida, U.S., that offers spam and virus protection, email encryption, and web security solutions to businesses. As a security company, AppRiver has to maintain a strong security posture for its own IT environment in order to meet customers’ high expectations. In particular, the company needed to gain centralized control over its backbone system, Active Directory. Otherwise, the infrastructure would be vulnerable to internal and external threats.

The company’s IT team chose Netwrix Auditor because of its detailed reports and alerting capabilities. With the software, AppRiver gained the following benefits:

  • Enforcement of the least-privilege principle. Netwrix Auditor enables the IT team to monitor all group membership changes, including modifications to the Enterprise Admins, Domain Admins and other critical operation groups. That control enables them to make sure that no one gains privileges that exceed the requirements of their job function.
  • A cleaner and more secure Active Directory. Using the visibility Netwrix Auditor provides, AppRiver was able to improve the structure of its Active Directory and remove a good many accounts belonging to former employees to avoid security incidents in the future.
  • Faster detection of incidents and troubleshooting. When one of the admins accidentally deleted an organizational unit, Netwrix Auditor alerted the IT team right away and enabled them to revert the improper deletion in just five minutes, saving the company from days of downtime.

"The current cyber threat landscape and nature of our business drives us to be more secure. Netwrix Auditor is one of the best products we have ever purchased. It gives us visibility Windows logs cannot provide. We keep people accountable and gain full control over Active Directory and Group Policy, greatly reducing auditing time. Moreover, we are a customer service based company, so receiving good customer service is important for us, and Netwrix does the job extremely well," said Scottie Cole, Network & Security Administrator at AppRiver.

"As the flight attendant instructs us before the plane takes off, before you assist others, always put on your own oxygen mask first. This is a golden rule for IT security companies as well — they must ensure the safety of their own infrastructure to be able to help their clients successfully block increasingly sophisticated cyber threats and be recognized as a trustworthy partner. Profound visibility into the IT infrastructure enables companies to gain complete control over all activity performed by internal users or external parties across the IT environment, so they can mitigate the risk of security incidents and business downtime," said Michael Fimin, CEO and Co-founder of Netwrix.

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About Netwrix Corporation

Netwrix Corporation was the first vendor to introduce a visibility and governance platform for hybrid cloud security. More than 160,000 IT departments worldwide rely on Netwrix to detect insider threats on premises and in the cloud, pass compliance audits with less effort and expense, and increase productivity of IT security and operations teams. Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 100 industry awards and been 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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