August 02, 2005 08:00 ET

NetPro Ships SecurityManager 1.5

New Release Builds In Enhanced Security and Compliance Monitoring and Microsoft Operations Manager Integration

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2005 -- NetPro Computing, Inc., a leading provider of distributed services management software, today announced the newest release of SecurityManager 1.5, its security policy monitoring and best practices solution for Active Directory. SecurityManager 1.5 provides enhanced security and compliance monitoring and integration with Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM), enabling administrators to monitor the security of their directory infrastructures 24X7.

SecurityManager 1.5 ensures that Active Directory configurations are correctly defined and enforces corporate compliance to government regulations using baked in Security Best Practices from Microsoft and a customizable policy interface. Leveraging NetPro's auditing and configuration solution, ChangeAuditor, SecurityManager provides 24x7 notification of Active Directory security vulnerabilities and ensures comprehensive protection against the Active Directory security breaches that put implementations at risk every day.

"With this release, SecurityManager provides the most advanced Active Directory security management capabilities available in the marketplace today," said Neil Karnik, product manager for SecurityManager. "SecurityManager 1.5 provides significant benefits by eliminating time-consuming manual methods now used to secure Active Directory and increasing the overall security and control of the mission-critical directory environment."

Key new features of SecurityManager 1.5 include:

--  Integration with Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) -- SecurityManager
    enables administrators to receive SecurityManager alerts in MOM, enabling
    filtering, group notification creation and alert sorting by severity.
--  Services Monitoring -- SecurityManager enables users to monitor any
    installed services on a domain controller for security conformance and
    corporate IT compliance.
--  Inter-Forest Trust Permissions -- SecurityManager monitors trust
    policies, ensuring that unauthorized trusts are not created and that
    existing trusts are not compromised.
--  Variances by Rule -- SecurityManager allows users to determine the
    rules that create the greatest number of variances. Users can now drill
    down to see which computers are currently out of compliance.
SecurityManager is a key component of NetPro's Security and Compliance Suite (SCS), which also features ChangeAuditor, and ChangeManager, NetPro's change control and work flow management solution 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 or call 602.346.3600.

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