ManageEngine DeviceExpert Receives Perfect 5 Star Rating From Leading IT Security Publication

SC Magazine Editor's Call Network Change, Configuration, Compliance Management Software a "Good Value for the Money"

Austin, TX -- --(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network management & security software solutions, today announced that ManageEngine DeviceExpert, the company's network change, configuration and compliance management solution, received a perfect 5 Star rating following extensive testing by SC Magazine -- the world's longest running monthly publication focusing on information security. The publication's comprehensive review criteria included: features, ease-of-use, performance, documentation, support and value for the money.

In awarding the 5 Star Rating, it's highest possible recognition, SC Magazine found DeviceExpert to be "a good value for organizations that are looking for a decent set of configuration management tools without spending tens of thousands of dollars." In particular, editors noted the software's ease-of-use, ability to deploy configuration files to groups of devices, detection of syslog events generated when a change is made to a device, inclusion of risk severity levels associated with any policy violation alerts and many useful compliance and configuration reports.

"Installation of the product couldn't have been easier. All of the components were installed without a hitch, and the software launches the management URL within a browser as soon as the services are started," wrote Peter Stephenson, Technology Editor, SC Magazine, in the review. "Immediately upon login, the interface of the web console looks well organized (not to mention aesthetically pleasing) and simple enough that tasks are easily navigated... The solution helps to manage change control as well as enforce policy through compliance auditing and reporting. This is achieved through a single web interface."

"This recognition by SC Magazine has further established DeviceExpert as the top choice for companies looking for value for money, while not compromising on industry standard practices," said G. Rajesh, Director of Product Management at ManageEngine. "DeviceExpert makes it easy to define and enforce network change and compliance policies and meet regulatory standards, at a fraction of the cost that companies usually budget. This review supports our commitment to continually providing value to our customers and we are thrilled to receive a perfect score."

ManageEngine DeviceExpert enables IT administrators to efficiently manage the configurations of network devices such as switches, routers, firewalls from multiple vendors through a single, central GUI. It helps in tracking configuration changes in real-time, preventing unauthorized changes, automating all configuration tasks and in ensuring that devices in the network stay properly configured.

SC Magazine's complete review report can be accessed at:

Availability and Pricing

The latest release of DeviceExpert is available now for downloaded from the company's website at ManageEngine offers a 30-day evaluation license of the DeviceExpert Professional Edition. A permanent Free Edition is also available for small businesses. The annual subscription price for the Professional Edition starts at $795 for management of 25 devices, and can be licensed for unlimited devices.

About SC Magazine

As one of the longest running publications dedicated to covering information security, SC Magazine is ideally placed to provide readers with information and advice on how to protect themselves against growing IT dangers. With print editions in both the US and Europe, and online editions in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific region, the publication brings a unique view of the subject, based on its close contacts with leading players in both markets. SC Magazine publishes product and service evaluations in its comprehensive product-testing section, which reviews the benefits of major products in the market.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise IT management software. 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 30,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of AdventNet, Inc. For more information, please visit

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Greg Wise
Weber Shandwick, for ManageEngine