July 28, 2009

NetIQ Extends IT Process Automation to Active Directory Management

Latest NetIQ Aegis Adapter Empowers Self-Service, Reducing Workload and Risk

Press Release


NetIQ Corporation today announced the NetIQ® Aegis® Adapter for NetIQ Directory and Resource Administrator™ to reduce the administration workload surrounding Microsoft Active Directory and best protect the corporate data it houses. By orchestrating and automating day-to-day management responsibilities, IT organizations can more rapidly support the business demands for changes to users, groups and organizational units within Active Directory, while consistently applying the security controls that today's Identity and Access Management (IAM) initiatives require.

Manual tasks associated with administering and securing Active Directory can introduce error, invite abuse and ultimately consume substantial IT resources. By integrating with existing systems and applications - such as Human Resource applications, BMC Remedy and others—through a flexible service bus, this NetIQ Aegis adapter empowers self-service administration to quickly and more accurately respond to requests such as provisioning and de-provisioning employees and moving mailboxes, while simultaneously creating a full audit trail for compliance and security purposes.

Additionally, this NetIQ Aegis adapter enables administrators to automate such tasks as:

  • Self-service provisioning and de-provisioning of users, groups and organizational units in response to requests placed in other tools such as ticketing systems, in order to deliver faster, more accurate and auditable services.
  • General Active Directory maintenance - such as cleaning up stale user accounts or notifying those whose account passwords expire in 14 days - which reduces the time and expense of manual administration and the potential for human error, while improving identity and access security.
  • Search and find function in Active Directory, so that this routine compliance task requires little human intervention.

"The time and effort associated with managing and securing Active Directory continues to overly burden IT administrators, as native tools simply don't provide the self-service, automation and integration that organizations need today," noted Travis Greene, service management strategist at NetIQ. "As a long-time Microsoft management pioneer, extending the capabilities of NetIQ Aegis to Active Directory management is a natural step for us. By orchestrating the administration and security tasks around Active Directory, customers can better define management processes, apply automation to reduce the associated operational expense and risks and ultimately ease the day-to-day management headaches of this business-critical infrastructure."

Availability and Pricing

List pricing for NetIQ Aegis starts at $25,000 per base server with managed objects licensed separately. The NetIQ Aegis Adapter for Directory and Resource Administrator is available worldwide today. For more information, visit www.netiq.com or call NetIQ at (888) 323-6768.

About NetIQ

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a global leader in systems and security management. With more than 12,000 customers in over 60 countries, NetIQ solutions maximize technology investments and enable IT process improvements to achieve measurable cost savings. For more information on NetIQ’s portfolio of award-winning products for IT Process Automation, Systems Management, Security Management, Configuration Audit and Control, Enterprise Administration and Unified Communications Management, please contact us.

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