December 18, 2007 08:00 ET

NetPro Streamlines Active Directory Policy Management and Reporting With Two Major Solution Upgrades

GPOADmin 2.0 and BusinessInsight 2.0 Simplify Critical Management Tasks Through Powerful Workflow, Analysis, Reporting, and Dashboard Functionality

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - NetPro Computing, Inc., a leading provider of distributed services management software, today announced the general availability of GPOADmin 2.0 and BusinessInsight 2.0. A cost-efficient complement to Microsoft's Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), GPOADmin 2.0 drives unprecedented simplicity and efficiency by implementing Group Policy workflow approval processes that may be customized, documented and scheduled. BusinessInsight 2.0 enables powerful new analysis, reporting and dashboard functionality as a plug-in to NetPro's security and compliance offerings for Active Directory and Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM).

"Customers are looking for ways to streamline their day-to-day management tasks, and we make that possible with these new tools," said Brad Hibbert, VP of Strategy. "GPOADmin streamlines complex Group Policy management tasks by enabling multiple people to review and approve changes before they are put into production, and to implement changes immediately or on a schedule. And BusinessInsight delivers compliance dashboards and cross-product reporting that correlates security and audit information for advanced analysis and better decision making."

About GPOADmin 2.0

Available Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, NetPro's award-winning GPOADmin boosts the Microsoft GPMC so users can automate critical administration tasks, such as verify and compare changes made to a GPO over time or confirm the consistency of GPO settings between different GPOs. The solution also enables users to compare two GPMC backups, a GPMC backup and an active GPO, two active GPOs within or across domains, or varying versions of a single GPO at different times. For more information on GPOADmin, please visit:

Features at a Glance

--  Workflow Approval Processing - Automates change management and reduces
    the risk of GPO changes by ensuring that multiple people review and approve
    changes before they're put into production.
--  Workflow Flexibility - Enables custom configuration to match
    organizational requirements for specified users or groups.
--  Workflow Commenting - Dispatches email change notifications and
    enables request, review and approval tracking through comments.
--  Workflow Scheduling - Allows approved changes to be implemented
    immediately or on a schedule.

About BusinessInsight 2.0

Available today, BusinessInsight 2.0 is a powerful reporting module that provides in-depth analysis, reporting and scorecard functionality as a plug-in to NetPro's ChangeAuditor and SecurityManager solutions, as well as MissionControl for ILM. BusinessInsight reduces backup and restore times, diminishes storage requirements and improves analysis and reporting by offloading reporting workload from production application databases and storing data for longer term analysis. For more information on BusinessInsight, please visit:

Features at a Glance

--  Compliance Scorecards: Analyzes data from SecurityManager,
    ChangeAuditor and MissionControl to highlight the compliance status of
    Active Directory and ILM, providing a high-level dashboard with "traffic"
    lights and drilldown capability for deeper analysis.
--  ChangeAuditor, SecurityManager Correlation Reports: Leverages SQL
    Analysis Services to provide correlation reporting, highlighting
    environmental changes and their impact on active security policy.
--  Multi-Forest Reporting and Analysis: Enables the extraction of
    analysis data from one or more ChangeAuditor and/or SecurityManager

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 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
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