ManageEngine Updates ADSelfService Plus For More Security And Customization; Enforces Password Histories And Supports Third-Party GINA

AUSTIN, TX, June 30, 2010ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems, applications and security management software solutions, today announced an updated version of ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus, a web-based, self-service Active Directory password reset portal. Among the many advancements found in the new version of ADSelfService Plus is the ability to enforce password histories, additional graphical identification and authentication (GINA) customization and support for password reset scripts on numerous applications.

ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus allows end-users to reset their password, unlock their account and update their directory information, all without requiring the time and attention of administrators or help desk technicians.

The new release, announced today, allows Active Directory administrators to enable password history functionally, which prevents users from repeatedly using the same alphanumeric set when resetting a password. ADSelfService Plus can enforce this prohibition when the end-user voluntarily changes or resets the password. Enforcing password histories prevents unauthorized access by individuals attempting to log-in using previous passwords that may have been compromised.

The new version also automates the deployment and customization of ADSelfService Plus GINA, a component that allows end users to reset passwords right from their computer logon screen. Further, ADSelfService Plus now also offers compatibility with other, third-party GINA components that may already be present in the organization. And for applications that share the same Windows logon credentials, the new ADSelfService Plus supports scripts that will reset passwords on all those applications.

"Calls to the helpdesk have minimized due to this self service portal, freeing up time for engineers to spend on other work. And deployment was so simple – an eight-year-old can do it!, said John Mayer, IT Coordinator at Skorpion Zinc, Namibia".

"ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus has been very successful since its initial introduction two years ago," said Manikandan Thangaraj, product manager, ADSelfService Plus. "Having relieved administrators of many of the most common, repetitive tasks, we've now made the application even more robust and secure. Administrators will be able to enforce greater security with the applications new ability to enforce password histories. And with our support for third-party GINA, we allow administrators to protect their investment and become more efficient."

Other important features available in the new version of ADSelfService Plus offer the ability to:

  • Have multiple administrators log-in to the application, accommodating larger organizations where groups of people administer the Active Directory.
  • Schedule phased end-user password or account expiration notifications at desired intervals.
  • Customize the time limit within the application allowing user sessions to automatically log-out in case of inactivity.
  • Automatically synchronize the product with Active Directory so that administrators are always viewing the most up-to-date information.

Pricing and Availability

ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus is available now for download at Pricing starts at US$595 for up to 500 users for the Standard Edition. A 30-day trial with full functionality is also available for download.

About ManageEngine

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 36,000 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

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