|By Business Wire
|August 12, 2014 09:15 AM EDT
the real-time IT management company, today announced automated Google
Apps provisioning for ADManager
Plus, its Active Directory management and reporting software.
ADManager Plus also gains enhanced Office 365 reporting and a BitLocker
recovery password and key package retriever. The new features streamline
AD-related tasks by enabling admins to create Google Apps and Active
Directory accounts simultaneously; manage Office 365 licenses, users and
distribution groups; and retrieve BitLocker recovery information and
restore access to BitLocker-protected drives.
“As more of our customers are embracing hybrid environments, we’re
enhancing ADManager Plus to meet the demands of managing both on-premise
and cloud technologies,” said Manikandan Thangaraj, director of product
management, ManageEngine. “Only a couple of months ago, we introduced
365 provisioning. Now, we’ve added Google Apps account provisioning.
By extending ADManager Plus to include cloud identity management, we
help non-technical staff carry out tasks such as user provisioning
without knowing the nitty-gritty details of the cloud or on-premise
technologies being provisioned.”
ADManager Plus Advances Hybrid Environment Management
To standardize and simplify user onboarding and other AD-related
activities, ManageEngine has upgraded the latest version of ADManager
Plus with the following new features:
Automated Google Apps Provisioning: When administrators create
users’ Active Directory accounts using ADManager Plus, it automatically
provisions those accounts with Google Apps user accounts as well. This
eliminates the inconsistencies and delays usually associated with a
decoupled provisioning system in multi-directory environments,
especially when the directory sync fails. Further, this automation
provides organizations ample opportunity to safely hand over user
onboarding processes to HR and other non-IT staff members.
Office 365 Reports: To help administrators manage their Office
365 tenants and licenses effectively, ADManager Plus offers information
that was previously available only via PowerShell scripting. Now,
information about available security and distribution groups, proxy
addresses of those groups, and last directory synchronization time is
readily available in ADManager Plus reports. License usage details are
presented in a unified view and format, which provides administrators a
clear idea of how to manage the licenses or service assignment.
BitLocker Recovery Password and Key Package Retriever: For
organizations that have deployed BitLocker Drive Encryption and chosen
to back up the BitLocker recovery data to Active Directory, this report
retrieves (from Active Directory) the GUIDs of the encrypted drives and
their corresponding recovery passwords. In turn, an administrator can
use the passwords to restore access to a drive that fails to decrypt
normally. Additionally, the report also provides the BitLocker recovery
key package in a downloadable format, which can be used to recover data
from a corrupted or damaged BitLocker-protected drive. These provisions
save administrators the effort of having to write a script to retrieve
the BitLocker recovery data from Active Directory.
Pricing and Availability
ADManager Plus pricing starts at $495. A free, fully functional, 30-day
trial version is available at http://www.manageengine.com/products/ad-manager/download.html.
For more information on ADManager Plus, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/ad-manager/.
For more information on ManageEngine, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com;
follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com,
on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine
and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.
About ADManager Plus
ADManager Plus is a web-based Windows Active Directory management and
reporting solution that helps Active Directory administrators and help
desk technicians accomplish their day-to-day activities. With an
intuitive, easy-to-use user interface, ADManager Plus handles a variety
of complex tasks and generates an exhaustive list of active directory
reports, some of which are an essential requirement to satisfy
compliance audits. For more information on ManageEngine ADManager Plus,
ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an
IT team to meet an organization’s need for real-time services and
support. Worldwide, more than 90,000 established and emerging customers
— including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 — rely on
to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure,
including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. Another
300,000-plus admins optimize their IT using the free editions of
ManageEngine products. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho
Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, United
Kingdom, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/;
follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/,
on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine
and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.
ManageEngine is a trademark of Zoho Corp. All other brand names and
product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
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