After careful consideration of the tools available on the market, George and his team chose Qostodian Recon.
“The simplicity of Recon is what attracted me to it. After running tests, we found we were able to get the answers we needed 10 to 50x faster, with less overhead, infrastructure, and maintenance activity required,” says George.
More than just a faster scan, the installation and setup of Qostodian Recon were also quick. In fact, George was able to do the installation himself. “It was as easy as installing a productivity app. I simply pointed it at the location that I wanted, and hit the scan button,” states George.
George and his team have also benefited from the cost savings of no longer needing to maintain major infrastructure, as Recon’s lightweight, modern technology does not require a costly setup to work. “Going from a very, very complex environment with web servers, database servers, and application servers to Recon was night and day.”
He adds, “When you implement a new tool, you want to get the most out of it in the shortest amount of time. With the other tools, it took us three months to set up the environment. If you’re paying a certain amount and you’re losing a quarter of that time on setup, you’ve lost a quarter of your investment.”
Recon made data discovery so easy that the information security team was able to employ their security analyst intern to pull reports. “With the Recon tool, any analyst can scan data repositories very, very quickly and with good accuracy,” George says.
Using Recon’s reports, George’s team was able to contact individual managers and provide direction. “Recon simplifies my complex role by allowing me to use a tool that works with a lot of agents. The user interface is very well laid-out, and finding information is easy. The dashboard helps us very quickly decide where to focus our time and attention,” he says.