AUSTIN, TX, June 17, 2010 – ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems, applications and security management software solutions, today announced that ADManager Plus, the company’s premier Active Directory management software, earned a positive review and Three Diamond rating from Windows IT Pro, a renowned resource for in-depth reviews of MS Windows-based applications.
In conducting the comprehensive review, Windows IT Pro contributing editor, Eric Rux, matched ManageEngine ADManager Plus against three competing solutions. Comparing each management application from the perspective of an Active Directory administrator, the publication found ADManager Plus exceedingly easy-to-use yet fully functional.
"This was by far the easiest and fastest installation of all of the four products," the review, written by Rux, began. "In addition, what sets apart ADManager Plus were its out-of-the-box delegation features," the review continued. "I was excited to see a particular right: Create Exchange Mailbox. With this right, I was able to create a Help Desk Technician Role that had the correct permissions to create an Exchange mailbox, even though the user wasn't an Exchange administrator."
Rux also noted the ability of administrators using ADManager Plus to rapidly effect multiple changes across their environment and to easily generate records of all user accounts.
"A feature that sets this product apart…is its Bulk User Modification…you can move the home Folders, disable/enable accounts…for a group of users," Rux wrote.
And regarding the software’s reporting functionality, Rux proclaimed, "Of all the products in this comparative review, ADManager Plus has the most comprehensive list of available reports."
Windows IT Pro also noted that ADManager Plus poses an economical alternative. "ADManager Plus gets my recommendation as an inexpensive alternative to Active Directory Users and Computers that gives you more features…," concluded the review in the recommendation section.
"We're very pleased to have earned the recognition of Windows IT Pro," said Manikandan Thangaraj, Senior Program Manager. "We continue to add features and functionality to make the job of Active Directory administrator easier and more effective."
The complete review can be found at http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/product-review/4-ad-management-tools/2.aspx.
Availability and Pricing
The latest release of ADManager Plus can be downloaded directly from the ManageEngine website http://www.manageengine.com/admanagerplus. A 30-day fully-functional trial is also available. The solution is available in two editions – Standard and Professional. Pricing starts at US$ 495.
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ManageEngine is the leading provider of low-cost enterprise IT management software and the only one making the 90-10 promise – to provide 90 percent of the capabilities offered by the Big 4 at just 10 percent of the price. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 40, 000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of ZOHO Corporation. For more information, please visit www.manageengine.com.
Weber Shandwick, for ManageEngine