June 05, 2007 07:30 ET

NetPro Ships Major Security and Compliance Solution Upgrade

Expanded Alerts and Broader Coverage, Plus Anti-Tampering and Refined Policy Examination Provide Total Auditing and Security Coverage for the Microsoft Infrastructure

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - TechEd -- NetPro Computing, Inc., a leading provider of distributed services management software, today announced ChangeAuditor 4.0 and Security Manager 4.0, representing a significant upgrade to its security and compliance solution for Active Directory, File Systems and Exchange. ChangeAuditor 4.0 now provides expanded alerting, with more than 160 new alerts for Member Servers, DNS, Registry, File Systems, and Exchange, as well as new database maintenance and anti-tampering features. ChangeAuditor's sister solution, SecurityManager also prevents security breaches with a new anti-tampering feature and improved object-locking capability, and it enables granular policy checking enterprise-wide with more than 20 new specialized server roles. Both solutions will be generally available in late June 2007, but they will be showcased this week in NetPro's booth (#934) at Microsoft's TechEd Conference in Orlando, Fla.

"Together, ChangeAuditor and SecurityManager are the most powerful combination for protecting Active Directory, File Systems and Exchange," said Rod Simmons, director of product management at NetPro. "These solutions provide real-time auditing of all major infrastructure components and processes, including DNS, plus the ability to enforce policies and ensure that they won't be manipulated without clear authorization. Given the business-critical nature of Active Directory, File Systems and Exchange, every Active Directory user should have them deployed in their environment."

"There is a definite need for solutions that drive enhanced security and policy management," said Tejas Dixit, Group Manager, Identity and Access Solutions at Microsoft Corporation. "We are pleased to see NetPro upgrading its suite of Microsoft Infrastructure management solutions, especially those that help to make our customers' environments more secure and compliant."

About ChangeAuditor 4.0

NetPro's award-winning ChangeAuditor proactively audits activities in Active Directory, File System and Exchange, and with real-time alerts, delivers detailed information about vital configuration changes as they occur. Administrators instantly know the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of every change, including Group Policy Objects and nested groups, plus the original and current values. And, with the power of SRS reporting, Administrators can turn that information into intelligent, in-depth forensics for auditors and management and reduce the risks associated with day-to-day changes.

New 4.0 Features:

--  Features extensible object auditing with more than 160 new audit
    events for Member Servers, DNS, Registry, File System, Exchange, and more
--  Offers a database maintenance wizard that conducts archiving and data
    purge activities for improved operational efficiency, long-term archiving
    and compliance
--  Enables enhanced File System auditing, now including File and Folder
    Read Access auditing
--  Includes User and Group auditing on member servers for access alerting
    and enhanced security
--  Allows side-by-side audit comparisons with event analysis views
--  Features optional anti-tampering agents to prevent manipulation of
    ChangeAuditor controls, ensuring constant auditing and compliance
SecurityManager at a Glance

NetPro's SecurityManager enforces, tracks, and reports on security policies in real time all from a single client, providing a graphical dashboard that highlights all potential risk areas in Active Directory, File System and Exchange. SecurityManager makes users instantly aware of system vulnerabilities before security breaches occur and employs active and passive remediation for policy violations. With SecurityManager, users can impose Separation of Duties and lock key objects to ensure 24x7 protection and compliance.

New 4.0 Features:

--  Features anti-tampering agents to prevent manipulation of Security
    Manager controls, ensuring constant auditing and policy enforcement
--  Includes 20 new server roles, enabling refined policy checking on a
    server-by-server basis enterprise-wide, including overrides for servers
    matching server roles.
--  Enables automatic generation of object locking rules to lock the
    configuration container while leaving certain objects unlocked for normal
    replication and Exchange-related activities.
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 Royal Bank of Scotland, the U.S. Army and General Motors. For more information about NetPro, please visit our website at 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. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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