April 17, 2012 11:01 ET

NEXThink Introduces Next Generation Real-Time Desktop Monitoring Integrated Into Microsoft System Center 2012 at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS)

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - Today in booth #142 at MMS, NEXThink, whose real-time user-centric analytics make it possible for the Global 5000 and cloud service providers to rethink and transform their IT infrastructure, showcased its first products in a series of plugins that extends the management capabilities of Microsoft System Center 2012, making it more powerful to use.

1. NEXThink for SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) 2012 provides real-time information directly from SCCM console. With instant access to computers and applications' utilization and performance health, NEXThink for SCCM is the perfect solution for proactive end user support, streamlined application and patch delivery and workplace transformation and virtualization. NEXThink for SCCM 2012 is available immediately and is a free update to existing NEXThink for SCCM 2007 customers.

2. NEXThink for SCOM (System Center Operations Manager) 2012 extends quality of service beyond the data center with end user experience monitoring into SCOM events and dashboards. NEXThink provides true end-point visibility into systems, servers and distributed applications. NEXThink for SCOM offers true end-to-end monitoring and alerting and incident handling for improved business performance. NEXThink for SCOM 2012 will be released later this quarter.

"IT departments have a growing interest in using performance metrics driven from the end user's perspective to improve quality of service, proactive support and security while reducing costs," said Terrence Cosgrove, IT Operations Research Director at Gartner.

"Our solutions extend and enhance an organization's investment in Microsoft System Center 2012. NEXThink is about real-time monitoring and speeding up the access to information with instantaneous results and fast drill-downs," said Vincent Bieri, Co-founder and VP of Product at NEXThink. "Our new products integrated into System Center 2012 will forever change the way IT teams support, manage and transform their infrastructure and services."

"NEXThink is an amazing product in that it finally provides actual real-time monitoring of Microsoft SCCM 2007 and 2012 environments," said Rod Trent, an expert on SCCM and Director of "Thanks to NEXThink, SCCM customers can now benefit from having access to real-time information on the status of the end points."

For more information on NEXThink for SCCM and SCOM, go to: Additional plugins for Microsoft System Center 2012 will be released in the second half of 2012.

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About NEXThink
NEXThink was founded in 2004 with the vision of transforming how the Global 5000 and service providers see, use and operate their IT infrastructure. NEXThink has the most advanced intelligent monitoring, discovery and analytics solution on the market that audits IT infrastructure in real-time from the perspective of end users' workplaces, physical or virtual, and it is integrated into leading management software solutions for true end-to-end IT management. For more information, visit:

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