SOURCE: NetPro

July 26, 2005 08:00 ET

NetPro's DirectoryAnalyzer 4.0 Sets New Standard for Active Directory Health Management

Upgrade Features Integration With Auditing, and Troubleshooting and Repair Solutions, Plus Multi-Forest Alert Console and Real-Time Email Notification

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 26, 2005 -- NetPro Computing, Inc., a leading provider of distributed services management software, today announced the release of DirectoryAnalyzer 4.0. A major upgrade of its first-to-market Active Directory infrastructure management solution, DirectoryAnalyzer 4.0 takes directory health management to new heights, featuring seamless integration with NePro's ChangeAuditor for Active Directory and DirectoryTroubleshooter solutions, an intuitively redesigned client interface, enhanced alert support, and real-time email notification.

DirectoryAnalyzer ensures the reliability and performance of Active Directory by proactively diagnosing and alerting on the directory 24x7, managing all key infrastructure components including replication, Active Directory-related DNS, domain controllers, operations masters, global catalogs, domains, and sites.

Available today, DirectoryAnalyzer 4.0 offers unprecedented diagnostics and root cause change monitoring integration with NetPro's industry leading configuration change management solution, ChangeAuditor, as well as its diagnostic and repair software, DirectoryTroubleshooter. The integration enables DirectoryAnalyzer to present a more accurate representation of issues and potential risks and grant instant access to deep diagnostic and security tests and troubleshooting tips to solve such conditions before they escalate to cause network downtime. Further, tight integration enables alert correlation and proactive directory compliance auditing required by government regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, FISMA, and HIPAA.

"As network environments grow more complex and IT budgets simultaneously become more limited, the need for an integrated health management solution that incorporates detection, root cause analysis and automated repair escalates," said Brad Hibbert, Vice President of Product Management and Field Support at NetPro. "With DirectoryAnalyzer 4.0, we've taken a huge step toward automating critical health management tasks and tightening controls while at the same time easing the heavy workload."

Take, for example, an administrator who accidentally changes DNS to an inappropriate server. According to Hibbert, DirectoryAnalyzer instantly detects the change and alerts the administrator, who then clicks on the DirectoryTroubleshooter and determines that this is not a DNS server setting configured on this DC. Another click on the ChangeAuditor tab then displays who made the exact change, when, and where, and the old DNS value to repair the misconfiguration.

In addition to solution integration, DirectoryAnalyzer 4.0 features a fully revamped client interface that enables easy access to numerous tools and reports, including intuitive summary views, innovative drillable graphs, and a multi-forest alert console for effortless, enterprise-wide Active Directory health analysis. Other enhancements include an expanded alert library to provide expanded visibility into the health of Active Directory, as well as instant email notification, allowing administrators to keep tabs on the directory no matter where they are or what they're doing.

DirectoryAnalyzer 4.0 incorporates the following key improvements:

--  Enables administrators to troubleshoot enterprise-wide directory
    problems quickly and efficiently through integration with
    DirectoryTroubleshooter.
--  Correlates Active Directory alerts with infrastructure change
    events through tight integration with ChangeAuditor.
--  Provides new alerts, enabling you to look deeper and wider into the
    health of your network.
--  Dispatches instant email notifications, allowing administrators to
    stay on top of Active Directory health from wherever they are.
--  Provides an intuitive new interface that allows administrators to
    monitor the health of multiple forests from a single console view.
--  Provides a multi-forest view, presenting a single dashboard interface
    with graphical drilldown capability to proactively isolate and repair
    health related issues.
--  Features a comprehensive knowledge base, delivering the expert advice
    for fast and efficient issue resolution.
    
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.

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Contact Information

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    Christine Forbes McDermott
    NetPro
    602.346.3639
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