MSP successfully passes SOC 2 audits and secures customer data with Netwrix Auditor

Xcentric chooses Netwrix Auditor to gain visibility into Active Directory and Group Policy changes and comply with industry regulations

Irvine, CA, July 19, 2016

Netwrix Corporation, the first to introduce a visibility and governance platform that supports both on-premises and hybrid cloud IT environments, today announced that Xcentric has chosen Netwrix Auditor to meet SOC 2 assessment requirements and secure customer data.

Based in Alpharetta, GA, Xcentric is a provider of hosted and managed technology platforms for the accounting industry. Xcentric provides network technology consulting, сloud services, help desk support, and local network implementation services for accounting companies across the United States. Xcentric helps 550+ customers plan, implement, and manage their networks on an ongoing basis to ensure continuous, compliance-ready service.

SOC 2 is the Report on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality or Privacy, formed under the AICPA Trust Services Principles and Criteria.

Being in the middle of preparing for the first SOC 2 audit, Xcentric’s IT team needed to confirm that every change in their Active Directory and Group Policy is performed according to the internal security policy. Managing large infrastructure with 4500 users in Active Directory that should have access to more than 1000 hosted applications; the IT team had certain criteria to selecting an IT auditing solution. It would not only provide comprehensive compliance reporting and simplify the process of gathering audit data, but would be reasonable in terms of pricing and would have a monthly billing plan.

Netwrix Auditor had all necessary features to meet the criteria. It allowed Xcentric to get a detailed insight into what is happening across Active Directory and Group Policy, and save time on determining and troubleshooting issues. In addition, the deal breaker for Xcentric has been the MSP pricing model offered by Netwrix, which even more distinguished the product among its competitors.

Netwrix Auditor is a visibility and governance platform that enables control over changes, configurations and access in hybrid cloud IT environments to protect data at rest regardless of its location. The platform provides security analytics to detect anomalies in user behavior and investigate threat patterns before a data breach occurs.

"The major benefit I see is that, with Netwrix Auditor, we gain a deep insight into our IT infrastructure that we didn’t have before," Sam Hollis, Lead Infrastructure Engineer at Xcentric, commented, "While it’s easy to change Active Directory objects and make a mistake, the product adds a layer of security and accountability within the company. It is priceless for our customers who rely on Xcentric to guarantee integrity of sensitive data."

"Companies that entrust their systems to the MSPs expect the providers to be honest about their state of security and be proactive in introducing enhanced sets of security services," said Alex Vovk, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix. "Being certified according to industry standards, MSPs can prove their hands-on approach for holding the security processes to the highest levels. Today, this also means switching from commoditized services to having complete visibility into any activity across all IT networks and the ability to detect and timely remediate the anomalies."

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About Netwrix Corporation

Netwrix Corporation was the first to introduce a visibility and governance platform that supports both on-premises and hybrid cloud IT environments. More than 150,000 IT departments worldwide rely on Netwrix to detect insider threats on premises and in the cloud, pass compliance audits with less expense and increase productivity of IT security and operations teams. Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 90 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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