SOURCE: NetPro

March 14, 2005 08:00 ET

NetPro Announces New Active Directory Management Suite

Total Solution for Active Directory Infrastructure Management Includes Software to Drive Availability, Performance, Security, and Compliance

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 14, 2005 -- The Directory Experts Conference -- NetPro Computing, Inc., a leading provider of distributed services management software, today announced the total solution for managing the enterprise-wide directory infrastructure. The NetPro Management Suite (NMS) combines the power of NetPro's advanced Diagnostics for Active Directory suite (DAD) with the only complete Active Directory Security and Compliance Suite (SCS) to ensure the health, security and control of Active Directory 24x7.

"NMS provides the most advanced infrastructure management capabilities available for Active Directory," said Brad Hibbert, NetPro's Vice President of Strategy. "For most organizations, it will represent a giant leap from the manual methods being used today to protect the Active Directory infrastructure. Most organizations lack built-in controls and security best practices, and without them, they risk downtime, degraded service, security breaches, and non-compliance with regulations."

NMS features best-practice-based solutions that detect, isolate, repair, manage, secure, and audit Active Directory, fully integrating and automating the range of management and control activities necessary to provide deep and complete Active Directory infrastructure management. Enterprises that introduce NMS can share relevant information across teams, evaluate the impact of changes before they're made, track adherence to corporate policies, and isolate unauthorized changes before they have a chance to damage service levels or compromise security.

"We have seen a tremendous increase in the customer usage of Active Directory in the past year," said Michael Stephenson, Director of Product Management for Windows Server at Microsoft. "We are glad to see that NetPro continues to support customers running Active Directory with software that drives greater levels of availability, security, and compliance for their business-critical infrastructures."

NMS includes the combined power of NetPro's DAD and SCS suites. The complete NMS will be generally available in the end of Q2.

DAD includes the following solutions:

--  DirectoryTroubleshooter -- Automated Troubleshooting and Repair for
    Active Directory
--  DirectoryAnalyzer -- Real-Time Diagnostics and Alerting for Active
    Directory
--  DNSAnalyzer -- Proactive DNS Diagnostics & Alerting
    
NetPro's SCS includes the following solutions:
--  ChangeAuditor -- Real-time Directory Change Auditing
--  Change Manager -- Active Directory change control and workflow
    management
--  Security Manager -- Security and policy management for Active
    Directory
    
About NetPro

NetPro sets the Gold Standard for distributed infrastructure management. We incorporate decades of experience into every enterprise solution, ensuring that our customers can manage the health, security and control of their Active Directory, DNS, MIIS and eDirectory environments with total, unparalleled confidence. Our solutions enable organizations to increase access availability, stability and performance, prevent costly disruptions, improve security and policy compliance, and enhance management productivity and efficiencies. We exceed expectations in the quality and depth of our solutions and deliver exceptional customer support and ROI every time. Our industry partners include Microsoft Corp., Novell, Inc., and Hewlett-Packard, and our customer list features such respected organizations as Bank One, the U.S. Army and General Motors. For more information about NetPro, please visit our website at www.netpro.com or call 602.346.3600.

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.

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