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Ensim Releases Upgrade to Ensim Unify Enterprise Edition

March 17, 2009 by  

Webmaster NewsSanta Clara, CA – Ensim Corporation, the leading provider of change management, user provisioning and access control software, today announced the immediate availability of Ensim Unify Enterprise Edition, Version 2.7. The latest upgrade offers new functionality aimed at proactively enforcing compliance policies and improving IT efficiency by eliminating manual processes and providing stricter security for mobile devices and distribution group management.

Ensim’s award-winning suite of access management and provisioning tools include support for Active Directory (AD), MS Exchange, BlackBerry®, Windows Mobile, Office Communications Server (OCS), and more. Version 2.7 enables organizations to more easily meet compliance directives through enforced standardization, as well as plug security holes, such as misconfiguration of security groups and improper passwords, by eliminating reliance on manual processes or scripts.

According to Scott Crawford, Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates, “As vital a component as Active Directory has become to IT policy administration, the risk of making a mistake using manual processes or scripts is great, to say the least. With tools that implement IT policies and automate their execution, like Ensim Unify, the risk of unauthorized AD manipulation that could directly threaten critical information resources is significantly reduced. This not only makes for a more streamlined directory, but guarantees a considerable reduction in potential security issues that can result from orphaned AD accounts and incomplete de-provisioning processes.” to set up owners for each email list and delegate membership management to the respective owners.

In addition to securing AD, Enterprise 2.7 adds capabilities designed to cut overhead costs through self-service. “Distribution groups are a critical communications tool for a growing number of organizations, but the creation, management and deletion of these groups can be difficult and expensive to administer,” said Scott Young, vice president of marketing and product management at Ensim Corporation. “Implementing Ensim Unify can remove this burden by standardizing the provisioning process across all systems and allowing end users to self service, without worrying about misconfiguration.”

Key features of the Version 2.7 release include:

Improved Distribution Group Management — provides administrators with the ability to configure pre-defined prefixes for name, display name and SMTP addresses and automatically applies these naming conventions to standardize the provisioning of distribution groups across the system, while allowing for full web enabled end-user self service.

“We see universities considering hosted solutions, and many are going with Google Apps for Education,” said Scott McMullan, Google Apps Partner Lead. “Solutions like Ensim’s make it easier for academia and enterprises alike to get the most out of their hosted solutions.”

Support for Cloud Computing Initiatives — allows organizations to manage and provision both on-premise Microsoft infrastructure, such as Active Directory and MS Exchange, with cloud computing capabilities, such as Google Apps – all from a single web-based administration console.

Organization-wide Security Policies for Mobile Devices — allows the administrator to secure mobile devices by administering organization-wide device security policies for individuals or groups of users. These security policies can be used to configure various security settings including:

* Password complexity
* Inactivity time
* Lock/wipe settings

Enhanced Email Aliases Management — multiple email aliases for mail-enabled objects can be added/edited/deleted. Administrators can configure one of the email aliases as the primary address for the object.

Mailbox Store Management — allows administrators to manage configuration settings for various mailbox stores across all Exchange servers, mount or dismount mailbox stores or delegate these tasks to help-desk administrators based on IT policy.

About Ensim Corporation
Founded in 1998, Ensim Corporation is the leading provider of user provisioning and access management software. Ensim products are used by service providers and enterprises worldwide to accelerate and enable deployment of integrated solutions, simplify and automate secure management of complex environments, and increase user and IT productivity. Ensim is Microsoft Gold Certified. For more information, visit www.ensim.com.

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