March 27, 2007

NetIQ AppManager 7 Enables the Safe Adoption of Next-Generation Enterprise Technology

Automation Features and Enhancements Eliminate Cost and Bottlenecks Associated with Heterogeneous Systems Management


Press Release

SAN DIEGO and HOUSTON

Today at the Microsoft Management Summit, NetIQ announced worldwide release of AppManager® 7, the core technology for the NetIQ® AppManager Suite. This latest version empowers enterprises with greater levels of IT management productivity and visibility while serving as the critical foundation needed for safely exploiting next-generation technologies. Examples include: VMware ESX Server, Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange Server 2007, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Oracle Grid Computing, and Cisco or Nortel IP Telephony (VoIP) solutions.

"NetIQ continues to impress me with how they improve and extend NetIQ AppManager Suite so that we truly maximize our investment in IT. I don't have the luxury of overhauling my IT management software each time a vendor decides to launch a new product. We must leverage past investments and scale to manage new applications in a distributed, heterogeneous and virtualized environment," commented Louis Oliver, senior technical engineer, Mary Kay, Inc. "I expect that AppManager 7's new automation functionality, including the auto-deployment capability, will ensure that we not only improve our ability to deliver IT services, but do so without adding additional burden to our team."

AppManager 7 squarely addresses the challenges enterprise customers have around establishing greater control over their IT environment and maximizing return on their IT investments. By providing them with technology that can drive task automation in conjunction with performance monitoring across their Windows, UNIX and Linux systems, AppManager 7 ensures they are better able to meet the ever-increasing demands of dynamic business services, virtualized environments and unified communications. Moreover, AppManager 7 provides a flexible platform with native support for key technologies to ensure seamless systems management while reducing the total cost of technology ownership.

"With AppManager 7, we are delivering the industry's most comprehensive systems and application management solution for enterprises looking to control their existing environments while planning for future technology adoption," said Chris Pick, vice president of Products and Marketing, NetIQ. "IT Operations cannot manage tomorrow's businesses with yesterday's technologies and while Microsoft and other competitors continue to pave where the path is worn, NetIQ continues to innovate and anticipate future IT demands."

AppManager 7 reflects more than 11 years of industry leadership and technology innovation in over 6,400 enterprise deployments worldwide. The latest version includes greater automation and enterprise readiness required to bridge gaps in subject matter expertise, and dynamically adapt to system changes in real-time to drive higher levels of IT staff productivity. Features found in AppManager 7 include:

  • "Zero-touch" remote deployment of agents and Knowledge Scripts®, eliminating manual installation and upgrade.
  • Automated detection of platforms & applications within dynamic and virtualized heterogeneous environments to ensure accurate monitoring in accordance with policy.
  • Policy-exception management capabilities to override job parameters and easily accommodate unique requirements.
  • Enhanced service mapping and native business service management (BSM) capabilities for cost-effective modeling of IT services.
  • Permissions delegation of Management Group and View administration functions to non-Administrator users to reduce the cost of ongoing maintenance.

AppManager 7 integrates with other NetIQ products, such as AppManager Response Time modules for end-to-end transaction monitoring and NetIQ Analysis Center for more enterprise-level reporting on real-time system utilization and performance, service level metrics, and predictive trend and analysis so that IT can anticipate capacity bottlenecks and future requirements.

Pricing and Availability

NetIQ AppManager 7 is currently available worldwide. List pricing starts at $600 per Windows server. Bundled pricing and enterprise licensing are available.

About NetIQ

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a leading provider of comprehensive systems and security management solutions that help enterprises maximize IT service delivery and efficiency. With more than 12,000 customers worldwide, NetIQ solutions yield measurable business value and results that dynamic organizations demand. NetIQ's best-of-breed solutions help IT organizations deliver critical business services, mitigate operational risk, and document policy compliance. The company's portfolio of award-winning management solutions includes Systems Management, Security Management, Configuration Control and Change Administration. For more information, please visit www.netiq.com.

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