SOURCE: ScriptLogic Corporation

November 20, 2007 08:30 ET

ScriptLogic Ensures Security of Critical Data on Microsoft SQL Servers with Introduction of Security Explorer for SQL Server

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) - ScriptLogic® Corporation (www.scriptlogic.com), a leading provider of systems lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft® Windows®-based networks and a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSFT), today announced the release of Security Explorer™ for SQL Server, which supports Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005, including SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. Security Explorer for SQL Server dramatically simplifies server security, with a full tree view of database permissions and point-and-click permissions management, duplication, backup and recovery. Separate editions of ScriptLogic's Security Explorer provide similar functions -- real-time, interactive management of access controls and security -- for Windows file and SharePoint servers and workstations.

"As many small to mid-sized companies rely on Microsoft SQL Server to store valuable data, it is critical for IT administrators to manage, ensure and audit file security on these servers," said Nick Cavalancia, vice president of marketing at ScriptLogic. "Several factors make it difficult to manage security for Microsoft SQL Servers, including a password system that is independent of Active Directory. With the introduction of Security Explorer for SQL Server, ScriptLogic gives IT administrators a 'Point, Click, Done' experience that allows them to plug server security holes that could result from granting end users greater permissions than are actually necessary or having active accounts tied to unauthorized or inactive end users."

Administrators can harness Security Explorer for SQL Server to enhance Microsoft SQL Server security by:

--  Managing Microsoft SQL Server permissions for Windows Authentication
    users and SQL logins, which makes sure that each user has the appropriate
    rights to access given information from the SQL server;
--  Providing a backup and restore function for Microsoft SQL Server
    database permissions, which is especially important for disaster recovery;
--  Cloning permissions between users and between databases, for users who
    appear in multiple instances;
--  Searching multiple databases for users with specific permissions; and,
--  Identifying users with blank or insecure passwords, which is often
    required for compliance purposes and as part of sound overall security
    practices.
    

As many of the above functions previously would have been completed manually, Security Explorer for SQL Server dramatically improves IT staff productivity. Additionally, Security Explorer helps administrators meet compliance objectives more quickly by reducing the time needed to implement and report on permission-based security standards. In this way, the new product provides functionality similar to other Security Explorer versions built for Windows file and SharePoint servers.

Pricing and Availability

Security Explorer for SQL Server is available immediately. A free 30-day evaluation of this product and all software solutions from ScriptLogic is available at http://www.ScriptLogic.com. Security Explorer is priced on a per-server and per-workstation basis and volume discounts are available through ScriptLogic's global network of reseller partners.

About ScriptLogic

ScriptLogic Corporation is a leading global provider of systems lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft Windows-based networks. ScriptLogic's award-winning suite of Desktop, Server, and Active Directory management products help empower network administrators to proactively save time, increase security, and maintain regulatory compliance. More than 20,000 customers use ScriptLogic solutions to manage approximately 5.1 million desktops and 122,000 servers. ScriptLogic solutions benefit any size network in any industry. ScriptLogic, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSFT). Reach ScriptLogic at (561) 886-2400 or on the Web at http://www.ScriptLogic.com.

Security Explorer and ScriptLogic are trademarks or registered trademarks of ScriptLogic Corp.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Denise Gerard
    ScriptLogic Corporation
    (561) 886-3413
    Email Contact

    Ross Levanto
    Kevin Carter
    Schwartz Communications
    (781) 684-0770
    Email Contact