SOURCE: NetPro

November 13, 2007 08:00 ET

NetPro Ships Three Major Upgrades to Enhance Active Directory Solution Offering

Solutions for AD Restore, Role-Based Access Management, and Active Directory Reporting for Microsoft ACS Drive Manageability, Security, Compliance for Users

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - NetPro Computing, Inc. today bolstered its Microsoft Active Directory solution set with three powerful new offerings designed to drive manageability, security and compliance for customers. All three solutions are shipping and available today.

NetPro's role-based access management solution, AccessManager 2.0, tightens security and streamlines entitlement auditing with new features that enable role-based management support and workflow processing of approved changes and roles. RestoreADmin 3.5, NetPro's online Active Directory backup and restore solution, now provides support for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS, formerly Active Directory Application Mode or ADAM) and Application Data Partitions. And ReportADmin for ACS builds on NetPro's industry-leading Active Directory reporting solution with a new module designed to complement and extend Microsoft's Audit Collection Services (ACS) with consolidated views, simplified reporting and analytics. All three solutions are available for download today.

"Organizations have no choice but to keep their environments secure from breaches and compliant with government regulations -- but with each passing year, that grows more and more difficult to do," said Rod Simmons, Director of Product Management at NetPro. "NetPro is committed to enhancing our solutions to meet the challenges, from streamlining access management with a simple role-based approach, to providing comprehensive AD back up and restore, as well as consolidated, integrated reporting for compliance. And our customers are responding extremely well to the enhancements."

Jonathan Turner, VCP, Active Directory/NCG Server Team, INVESCO Group Services, has this to say about NetPro's RestoreADmin 3.5 upgrade: "Restore Admin 3.5 offers a simple, single point for the restoration of critical Active Directory objects up to and including critical DNS records, site links, and other objects needed for the proper operation of Active Directory, and it doesn't require the installation of another agent on the Domain Controllers. The rollback feature also allows for restoration of objects to a known good state after changes to group membership and other attributes cause issues, and that allows us to quickly resolve any issues that arise."

About Access Manager 2.0:

Now featuring role-based management support and workflow processing of approved changes and roles, AccessManager streamlines and centralizes everything from deployment to remediation and reporting on access for ensuring consistent and reliable resource-based access control across the enterprise. AccessManager 2.0 tightens security and streamlines entitlement auditing processes by detailing who has access to what within the system. With AccessManager, users can track and report on everything from access rights to provisioning activities. And, with centralized management of enterprise-wide audit settings, administrators gain unprecedented current and historical reporting capabilities across Windows resources -- including Active Directory, files, folders, shares, printers, registry, and services. Access Manager also includes an Active Directory Management Plug-in (Proxy Management interface) to support business rules, workflow and proxy management through the Microsoft Users and Computers interface. For a complete list of Version 2.0 features, please visit http://www.netpro.com/products/accessmanager/index.cfm

About RestoreADmin 3.5:

Now providing support for ADLDS (formerly Active Directory Application Mode or ADAM) and Application Data Partitions, RestoreADmin 3.5 is innovative software for online Active Directory restores and scheduled backups that enables users to quickly restore or rollback objects and their attributes without taking domain controllers offline. RestoreADmin allows users to see all deleted objects in a selected naming context or across an entire forest using Recycle Bin integration and secure detailed forensics on every deleted object in the Windows environment. RestoreADmin eliminates the need for manual scripting by creating automated backups of Active Directory domains or entire forests and optimizing network usage by scheduling backups during off-peak hours and performing delta backups of selected object classes at different intervals. For a complete list of RestoreADmin features, please visit http://www.netpro.com/products/restoreadmin/index.cfm

About ReportADmin for ACS:

ReportADmin for ACS complements and extends the power of Microsoft Audit Collection Services (ACS) (shipping with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007) by providing additional data analytics and reporting capabilities and enabling users to set authorization and delivery settings based on individual preferences using web-based subscription services. (For a complete list of ReportADmin features, please visit http://www.netpro.com/products/reportadmin-for-acs/index.cfm

About NetPro

NetPro sets the Gold Standard for distributed infrastructure management. We build decades of experience into every enterprise solution, ensuring that our customers can manage the security, compliance and health of their Active Directory, Windows, Exchange, and Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) environments with total, unparalleled confidence. Our solutions enable organizations to improve security and policy compliance, increase access availability, prevent costly disruptions, and enhance management efficiencies. NetPro counts the U.S. Army, General Electric and Coors Brewing among its many customers.

Editors Note: NetPro names used in this document are trademarks, which may be registered in one or more jurisdictions, of NetPro. Microsoft is a registered trademark, and Active Directory is a trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and other countries.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Christine Forbes McDermott
    NetPro
    602.346.3639
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