The need to deliver insight into the status and the changes which have occurred over time in systems increases. Many administrators spend more and more of their time in collecting, processing and formatting audit and event information for reporting and auditing purposes - manually. For Active Directory, File Servers, Unix and Linux Systems, eMail systems and others, the locally collected event logs aren't sufficient - and it costs far too much time to analyze the distributed data and bring it to level that the auditors and IT managers really can work with. Thus, approaches to automate and optimize the auditing on access and providing reporting capabilities are mandatory – at any level of IT. To save time and improve quality, tools are required mandatorily. One tool might not be sufficient, but too many aren't feasible as well.
Martin Kuppinger from KuppingerCole will provide a market overview on auditing approaches and hints on how to select a valid mix of tools to support all different kinds of typical auditing requirements - beyond access and identities, including other typical compliance-related requests.
Jackson Shaw from Quest will talk about his view on how to appropriately approach audit automation projects across core systems in the field of directories, mail, and file access, providing his broad insight into best practices on how to integrate the IT and business view. He finally will provide a short overview of customer best practices and highlight the real world approaches chosen there.
Martin Kuppinger is Founder and Principal Analyst at KuppingerCole, a leading analyst company for identity focused information security, both in classical and in cloud environments. Prior to KuppingerCole, Martin wrote more than 50 IT-related books and is known as a widely-read columnist... MORE
Active Directory, Identity Management Expert
Quest Software, now part of Dell
Jackson Shaw has been involved with directory, meta-directory and security initiatives for twenty five years. He has spoken at various industry events and writes a popular identity management blog. Jackson oversees product direction, strategy and go-to-market activities for Dell’s suite of... MORE