NetPro Announces Support for Windows Server 2008

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Launch of ChangeAuditor 4.7 Delivers Compatibility for Infrastructure Optimization Software Leader

Windows Server 2008 is a bold step in improving the security and manageability of Active Directory. As NetPro's customers look to realize the benefits of this new platform, they recognize the need for additional domain-specific expertise to enhance and extend the operating system for their specific industry and operational requirements

NetPro Computing, Inc., a leading provider of infrastructure optimization software, today announces support and compatibility of its product portfolio with Windows Server 2008. Intelligently filling the gap between what Windows Server 2008 provides and what organizations need to solve key business and IT challenges, NetPro customers now benefit from enhanced management capabilities for auditing as well as backup and recovery to maximize their Active Directory investment.

With the launch of ChangeAuditor 4.7, a real-time auditing solution that helps organizations drive security and demonstrate compliance throughout their Microsoft Windows-based infrastructures including Active Directory, Files Systems, Exchange and SQL Server, NetPro now provides customers with a robust product offering, fully compatible with Windows Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 brings with it a number of enhancements that improve operating system performance, reliability, and manageability in highly distributed environments, as well as prevent system attacks. These improvements benefit a wide range of organizations working under a broad set of operational requirements. But Windows Server 2008 is not intended to be a "one size fits all" solution. Microsoft relies on third-party solutions, such as those developed by NetPro, to facilitate complex tasks including enterprise-class auditing, backup and recovery, industry and legislative compliance efforts, and more.

NetPro enhances Windows' native toolset, effectively extending Windows Server 2008 capabilities across the following product offerings:

•ChangeAuditor - Delivers complete, real-time change management that drives network availability and productivity with proactive auditing, in-depth forensics, and comprehensive reporting on all key configuration changes in Windows.
•AccessManager - Drives security and compliance and lowers administration costs with automated provisioning and de-provisioning of user access to Windows resources, including Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server, files, folders, shares, printers, registry, and services through a single interface for centralized delegation, control, and reporting.
•SecurityManager - Develops a graphical dashboard highlighting all risk areas, allowing users to enforce, track, and report on security policies in real-time---all from a single client.
•RestoreADmin - Quickly locates and restores deleted objects---or rolls back existing objects---without taking users offline while creating automated, centralized backups of Active Directory domains.
•ReportADmin - Centralizes and consolidates Active Directory compliance reporting by translating raw event data into meaningful reports without manual, time-consuming scripting and reporting tasks.
•SelfServiceADmin - Streamlines Active Directory password administration by empowering users to reset their own passwords and unlock their accounts.
•Business Insight - A powerful analytics warehouse for more effective management reporting and troubleshooting, Business Insight 3.0 draws on data across multiple sources and provides more detailed trending and analysis to improve security and compliance within an organization's Windows-based infrastructure---including Active Directory, Exchange, and SQL.

In addition, the NetPro services-oriented architecture supports Windows Server 2008. This unifying architecture enables customers to quickly add NetPro capabilities without the usual ramp up time and complexity that comes with installing, training, and maintaining multiple tools and point solutions.

"Windows Server 2008 is a bold step in improving the security and manageability of Active Directory. As NetPro's customers look to realize the benefits of this new platform, they recognize the need for additional domain-specific expertise to enhance and extend the operating system for their specific industry and operational requirements," said Brad Hibbert, Vice President, Product Strategy, NetPro. "With a long-standing commitment to the Microsoft market and a proven track record of delivering the solutions customers need to maximize their Windows investment, NetPro's support for Windows Server 2008 gives our customers an integrated architecture with the coverage and visibility today's business and regulatory challenges demand."

Support for Windows Server 2008 extends across NetPro's product line from Security and Compliance and Infrastructure Administration, to Identity and Access, providing a single source for solving today's key business and IT challenges for Windows networks.

About NetPro
As 17-year Infrastructure Optimization software experts, NetPro drives security and compliance by extending and enhancing Microsoft technologies to simplify your IT infrastructure better for less. From Active Directory and Exchange to SharePoint and Server environments, NetPro solutions feature an integrated architecture with a Microsoft-like experience and the industry's easiest deployment. With unprecedented coverage and visibility across critical applications, NetPro solutions enable organizations to improve the management and reliability of their IT infrastructures. NetPro's award-winning solutions are used by the largest and most complex infrastructures in the world. For more information about NetPro, please visit http://www.netpro.com.

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