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ManageEngine to Launch Social Networking Software for IT Teams in Large Enterprises and Data Centers

Social IT Plus Helps IT Teams Collaborate in Real Time on a Social Wall; On-Premise Software to Debut at DCIM Meetup, Dallas

PLEASANTON, Calif. — December 09, 2013 — ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced it is launching Social IT Plus, private social networking software for IT departments, at the DCIM Meetup in Dallas on December 10, 2013. Social IT Plus is on-premise software that helps IT shops at large enterprises and data centers collaborate in real time by establishing a one-stop, cascading wall for real-time display of IT infrastructure health. A live demo of Social IT Plus is available online at http://demo.socialitplus.com/.

Large enterprises and data centers expand their IT very quickly, leveraging technologies such as virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined data center (SDDC). This mandates a communication platform that is superior to email, a platform that is dynamic and capable of pulling valuable information from IT management tools, in real time.

"We have bridged the long-standing gap between IT management tools and a communication platform with Social IT Plus," said Dev Anand, director of product management at ManageEngine. "Now, admins have a way to collaborate on issues in real time and improve the mean-time-to-repair."

Inside Social IT Plus

Social IT Plus is the downloadable, on-premise version of the company's proven, SaaS-based social networking service for IT teams. To prove the power of Social IT Plus, ManageEngine has integrated it with OpManager, the data center infrastructure and network monitoring software that can monitor 50K devices from a single installation. The integration lets IT teams share a particular page - such as a device snapshot page or alarm details page of OpManager - on the Social IT Plus wall to help the team discuss the device's performance, share troubleshooting steps and fix issues without wasting time.

Social IT Plus reduces communication barriers between IT team members. The social network is very simple to use and unlike email, provides a threaded, discussion-like UI that makes it easy to follow extended conversations that include multiple participants. IT staffers can start discussions, share videos and articles, and trigger a script to post its status via REST APIs offered by Social IT Plus. Leveraging these APIs, IT admins can integrate it with IT management solutions from HP, IBM, CA and Microsoft. Alarms and performance reports from these solutions can be shared on the wall.

Social IT Plus will be launched at the DCIM Meetup, Dallas, where most of the data center admins and IT admins from large enterprises will be participating. The DCIM Meetup is a social event sponsored by ManageEngine that gives data center admins and IT admins an opportunity to socialize and discuss their day-to-day, IT-related problems and share best practices.

Pricing and Availability

Social IT Plus will be available for download beginning December 10, 2013. Social IT Plus prices start at $495 for two technicians per year. Additional technician licenses cost $95 per user per year. Users can register at http://www.manageengine.com/social-IT/download.html to receive the download link.

A six-month free license for Social IT Plus and OpManager Large Enterprise Edition will be provided for all the attendees of DCIM Meetup, Dallas.

For more information on Social IT Plus, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/social-IT/index.html. For more information on ManageEngine, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.

About Social IT Plus

Social IT Plus is an on-premise social network for data centers and large enterprises. It allows real-time collaboration and unites IT folks and IT management tools on a common wall. It provides a Facebook-like wall for threaded discussions, which makes it preferable over email. It can be integrated with ManageEngine OpManager for pulling out real-time data center/IT performance data and alarms. For more information on Social IT Plus, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/social-IT/index.html.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization's need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 72,000 established and emerging enterprises - including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 - rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.

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