SOURCE: SolarWinds


November 11, 2010 07:00 ET

SolarWinds Introduces Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory™ Free Tool for System Administrators

System Administrators to Gain Real-Time Visibility Into Effective User and Group Permissions

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) -  SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 97,000 customers worldwide, today announced its latest free tool, Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory.

Designed with feedback from SolarWinds' system administrator customers, Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory gives users a quick and easy solution to help answer, "Who has the permission to do what?"

"It's always been a time-consuming task to keep track of effective group and user permissions," said Josh Stephens, SolarWinds' head geek and VP of technology. "But with environments virtualizing, moving to the cloud and/or going through a data center consolidation, it's never been more important to know who has the rights to what."

Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory is a valuable time-saver for sys admins, eliminating the hunt and peck routine of having to sort through extensive sets of user and group permissions. The tool provides a complete hierarchical view of the effective permissions and access rights for a specific file folder or share drive from the convenience of a real-time, desktop dashboard.

Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory highlights:

  • Get a complete hierarchical view of the effective permissions and access rights for a specific file folder (NTFS) or share drive
  • Easily see what permissions a user has for an object and why (group membership or direct permissions)
  • See it all from a desktop dashboard
  • Browse permissions by group or individual user
  • Analyze user permissions based on group membership combined with specific permissions

To achieve visibility beyond group and user permissions and get complete visibility into the end-to-end health of a virtual and physical server infrastructure and storage, users should try SolarWinds Profiler suite, including Storage Profiler, Virtual & Server Profiler and Backup Profiler for real-time monitoring of their VMware® cluster, host and virtual machine, and storage network performance through a single pane of glass.

SolarWinds Profiler highlights:

  • Perform capacity planning for virtual & storage infrastructure and decrease costs by reducing VM sprawl
  • Map virtual machines and logical connections to the physical host and storage infrastructure
  • Perform real-time monitoring of server infrastructure and generate policy-based alerts when status and usage thresholds are crossed
  • Identify virtualization candidates for server consolidation and support simulated loads
  • Gain at-a-glance insight into the health of VMware clusters, hosts and virtual machines

Additional Resources:

Video: Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory

Pricing and Availability

  • SolarWinds Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory is free and available on the SolarWinds website.
  • Pricing for the Profiler suite starts at $1,000 for Storage Profiler, $1,995 for Virtual & Server Profiler and $500 for Backup Profiler, all with the first year of maintenance included. For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 97,000 customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

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