Case Studies: Compliance

Advanced Microelectronics, Inc. – Nathaniel Yoder, Director of Networking Services
While Ecora provides outstanding value to AME's clients, its Auditor Professional software also allows AME to be more efficient and profitable – by saving significant time and resources. Ecora's licensing schemes for consultants provide price flexibility when working on client engagements. “Because Ecora's Auditor Professional is so user-friendly and its advantageous price-point, we get an easy-to-justify return on our investment on every project. With the deliverables , efficiencies, and problem solving that Ecora provides, it would be hard to imagine working without Ecora Auditor Professional.”
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AMCOL International Corp. – Dennis Huck, Computer Operations and Network Manager
When AMCOL needed to make the initial deadline to be in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the company turned to Ecora's leading change and configuration management technology to help automate the process and provide a solution to cost-effectively sustain compliance. “Without Ecora, we would not have been able to meet our security compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley on time. In fact, with Ecora, we did not have to add an additional IT headcount which saved us a significant amount of money.”
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American Bible Society – Nick Garbidakis, CIO/CTO and Bill Grigonis, Operations Manager
American Bible Society is using Ecora Auditor Professional to close gaps in the change management process and to demonstrate compliance to government regulations. “We recognized that we needed a tool that could automate our change management process. In a single, comprehensive solution, Auditor Pro gave us everything we needed.”
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Boston Children's Hospital – Bill Arrington, Network Operating Systems
When system downtime directly impacts patient care, the world renowned Boston Children's Hospital turns to best-of-breed technology solutions to help keep its systems optimally performing, while saving its IT staff valuable time in the process. “Ecora helps us do so many things and provides us with such a significant savings that we've achieved a return on our investment many times over.”
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Cape Cod Cooperative Bank – Jason Bordun, IT Manager
Ecora Auditor Professional has automated the collection of configuration data so that the IT staff can continue to produce the reports that auditors need – ahead of time and on demand. The software is providing the bank with the ability to manage changes and better troubleshoot problems. Cape Cod Cooperative is also now keeping updated disaster recovery documentation using Ecora's out-of-the-box reports. “With Ecora, we have greater control of our IT infrastructure. We now always know exactly what's in our environment, who our users are, and what access they have. This is everything our auditors are asking for and more.”
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Jim Herzfeld, VP of IT/CIO
To provide the required validation of its general IT controls for compliance to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel uses Ecora Auditor Professional to automate the manual and repetitive tasks of reporting and change tracking. “It's inevitable that IT changes will happen and that's where Auditor Professional really shines. We're able to get day by day snapshot reports to prove changes happened as planned, and if not, we know exactly where the problem is so it doesn't effect security or uptime.”
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Neos Banca – Giovanni Aiello, Chief Security Officer
Neos Banca, a subsidiary of leading Italian financial services provider Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo, uses Ecora Auditor Pro to improve information security and provide greater responsiveness in the event of a disaster, while increasing IT staff efficiency and reducing costs by streamlining the configuration change process. “With Auditor Pro, we have a clear way of solving specific issues, including providing system documentation and compliance reporting, with a single tool, so the audit process-even one for an environment as complex as ours-can be greatly streamlined and simplified.”
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People's Bank – Turnor Wootton, Enterprise Architect
People's Bank is using both Ecora Auditor Professional and Patch Manager to reduce the time and costs of standardizing server configurations, meeting IT audits and regulatory compliance requirements, and keeping servers and desktops updated with critical security patches. “With Auditor Professional, we collect the information we need and produce built-in, template reports to meet specific audit needs in just minutes. As a result, we've eliminated many of our manual processes which is providing as much as a 50 percent labor savings.”
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Sisu Medical Systems – Bill Sislo, Network Administrator
Sisu provides critical IT services and support to nine small hospitals and healthcare facilities located in rural northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Without Sisu, these hospitals would not be able to afford their own state-of-the-art medical services and applications to provide the level of care patients need. As Sisu continues to grow and add more hospitals, it's become imperative to automate its requirements for configuration reporting and change tracking and monitoring to maintain its own level of services.
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Stewart Transaction Solutions – Randy Samora, Network Systems Engineer
As the leader in title industry software and technology, Stewart Transaction Solutions has a thorough understanding of products that provide value. “When the IT staff started meeting about specific Sarbanes-Oxley audit requirements, I kept referring to reports I was already generating with Ecora Auditor Professional that could directly meet these requirements and provide us with a huge time and resource savings.”
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TriHealth – Andrew Johnson, Senior Server Analyst
Ecora is helping TriHealth meet its HIPAA requirements for disaster recovery, change management, and patch management by automating these tasks with Auditor Professional and Patch Manager. “With Ecora Auditor Professional, we went from documenting servers when we could to automating the process on a weekly basis with the added benefit of identifying changes that were being made.”
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U.S. Coast Guard Finance Center – Chuck Lewis, Senior Database Analyst
USCG FINCEN needed a way to maintain up-to-date configuration documentation on these databases for disaster recovery purposes, reducing the time to troubleshoot problems, and meeting a myriad of internal and external audits. “Ecora does a phenomenal job. Basically, with the push of a button, we collect the information on our databases and produce the reports we need on a continual basis. I can't put into words the time savings that Ecora provides us with.”
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