Nortek

How a leader in home automation uses Netwrix Strongpoint to simplify their audits

25 million
Security and home control sensors
5 million
Connected systems
700+
Employees

Netwrix Strongpoint has automated 90% of what we previously needed to do to achieve compliance.

Brian Keare, Group Vice President of IT at Nortek Security & Control

Challenge
  • Difficulty in Passing IT Audits: Despite dedicating multiple personnel to address auditor inquiries, Nortek Security & Control was struggling to pass IT audits. This was likely due to inefficient processes and a lack of proper tools for managing and tracking changes in systems.
  • Manual Reconciliation and Approval Processes: Nortek Security & Control lacked automated tools for tracking, clearing, and managing changes. This led to a cumbersome and manual process of reconciling which objects had changed, ensuring these changes were authorized, and efficiently routing the approvals, consuming valuable time and resources.
  • Wasting Critical Developer Resources: Nortek Security & Control’s development team was busy answering questions from auditors, which took them away from more important tasks. This not only made it harder for them to handle compliance issues but also stopped them from focusing on improving the company's technology.

Within a few months of Netwrix Strongpoint implementation, we were re-audited and recognized as the “gold standard” for compliance and change management in our group of companies.

Brian Keare, Group Vice President of IT at Nortek Security & Control

Netwrix Solution

Nortek Security & Control loved the speed and flexibility they obtained with NetSuite but were struggling to pass IT audits – despite having multiple people dedicated to responding to auditor questions. On the advice of the accounting and IT services firm RSM, they implemented Netwrix Strongpoint.

  • Automated Risk and Impact Analysis. Netwrix Strongpoint automates triage of proposed changes and advises the Nortek team on the level of change management required. Detailed automated impact analysis helps Nortek make good decisions quickly.
  • Automated Change Logging and Clearance. Netwrix Strongpoint automatically logs all changes to custom objects to allow for strict management of objects deployed into Production account. Any pre-approved or low-risk changes are automatically cleared.
  • Audit Reports. Netwrix Strongpoint audit reports provide complete traceability on all changes, dramatically simplifying the audit.
Key Benefits
  • Enhanced audit readiness
  • Automated compliance processes
  • Improved decision making
Netwrix Products
Customer Profile

Nortek Security & Control is an over 700-employee global leader in smart connected devices and systems for residential smart home, security, access control, AV distribution, and digital health markets. Nortek and its partners have deployed more than 5 million connected systems and over 25 million security and home control sensors and peripherals. 

Customer: Nortek

Industry: Manufacturing

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