Identity Management Applications Provider, Namescape Provides Essential Active Directory Solutions for Education Institutions

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Identity Management Applications Provider, Namescape Provides Essential Active Directory Solutions for Education Institutions - Public and Private Schools Benefit from rDirectory, myPassword and joBot

We receive incredibly positive feedback from our Education customers once they have rDirectory and myPassword implemented and realize that they can easily and securely manage and monitor their constantly changing student and faculty population

Leading identity management applications provider, Namescape, continues to make significant advances into education markets with identity management and password reset solutions that speak directly to the IT issues facing both public and private educational institutions, at all grade levels.

The evolving nature of the student population and substitute teachers requires flexible, yet extremely secure identity management policies. Provisioning and de-provisioning students, faculty and staff becomes a perpetual process of creating, maintaining and terminating accounts - sometimes within a span of only a few days.

rDirectory’s strong role-based access controls and enforced data integrity features ease the intensive new account challenges when provisioning Active Directory users at the beginning of every new academic term. The IT staff of a private boarding school in Massachusetts uses enrollment information to provision new students before the start of the academic year. Their IT staff actually received a standing ovation from the faculty when presented with a class roster complete with detailed information about each student, including a photo, prior to the first day of class.

This same school utilizes group memberships to generate selective student rosters by academic year, major, membership in a club or organization or dormitory residence. According to their IT Director, rDirectory’s web-based directory has saved them tens of thousands of dollars in printing costs.

Password management could be the single largest IT issue for educational customers. When students are using computers in the classroom or lab, forgotten passwords result in downtime for both students and teachers. myPassword, has enabled teachers at the Christian Academy School Systems to vouch for a student and reset lost or forgotten student passwords, dramatically reducing student downtime and disruptions caused in the classroom when students can’t log on to the network. IT Administrators are reporting up to a 50% reduction in Help Desk calls for Christian Academy School Systems password resets, resulting in an immediate and measurable ROI for the school.

joBot, AD Robot monitors the status of user accounts, notifies on password expirations and identifies temporary accounts for substitutes or library users that are no longer active, so IT can terminate those accounts and keep Active Directory clutter-free.

“We receive incredibly positive feedback from our Education customers once they have rDirectory and myPassword implemented and realize that they can easily and securely manage and monitor their constantly changing student and faculty population,” says Judy Cleveland, Namescape’s Director of Marketing and Operations.

For more information about Namescape Corporation and their identity management solutions, please visit http://www.namescape.com or call 602-667-8900.

About Namescape

Namescape Corporation is the leader in Active Directory management solutions with products that are designed specifically for Microsoft's Active Directory. Namescape is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has over 20 combined years of experience developing products that bring you scalable, web-based Identity Management and Password Management solutions as well as powerful administrative tools that streamline maintenance and reporting.

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