Software automates group management process.
June 23, 2008 -
GroupID v5 focuses on all stages of group lifecycle management for Active Directory: automation, self-service, and synchronization. Managing distribution and security groups requires group management process to handle group expiration and ensure group accuracy. Additionally, features allow for multiple group owners as well as support for Exchange 2007. Suite offers automation of group creation/management, overnight IT staff escalation, synchronization, and metrics on group accuracy/changes.
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Imanami Introduces Group Lifecycle Management for Active Directory
GroupID 5 Eliminates Group Glut
LIVERMORE, Calif., June 10 -- Imanami, the emerging leader in Group Management Solutions, announced today GroupID 5, the first solution to focus on all stages of group lifecycle management: automation, self-service and synchronization. Managing distribution and security groups requires a group management process to handle group expiration and ensure groups are accurate. In addition, GroupID's group lifecycle solution features allow for multiple group owners and support for Exchange 2007.
Imanami puts a spotlight on the lifecycle of a group, managing from the cradle to the grave. The new GroupID management suite includes:
-- Automate -- automates the creation and management of groups
-- Self-Service -- pushes group management to the user with IT staff oversight
-- Synchronize -- ensures the accuracy of Exchange Active Directory
-- Reports -- "SmartR" provides metrics on group accuracy and changes
"On average, it can take 10 minutes for both our administrators and our users to update each group. Multiplied by 2000 groups, that's a significant amount of time that our administrators could be doing business-critical projects," said Mike Ruman, enterprise messaging manager, Grant Thornton. "Group ID eliminates the burden by automating the process, and enabling IT staff to focus on more pressing IT issues."
Enterprises can have up to eight times more groups than users, and each group must be continually updated with each new employee, departure, promotion, internal moves, or when a group ends. Group expiration is the key component of a group's lifecycle. GroupID offers an automated way to expire or renew groups cluttering the Global Address List.
GroupID reduces the load on the IT staff and helpdesk by automating the group management process. Imanami's group lifecycle management solution increases employee productivity by ensuring users are in the correct distribution lists immediately. In addition, GroupID improves security by ensuring the accuracy of each security group automatically.
"Our customers need a solution to manage group glut, and tell us their Active Directory is out of control," said Robert Haaverson, CEO, Imanami. "Group ID allows them to manage the entire lifecycle of a group, from start to finish."
Pricing and Availability
GroupID 5 will be available in the Fall of 2008. Pricing for GroupID runs $5 to $20 per seat.
About Imanami Corporation
Imanami(R) is a Microsoft(R) Gold Partner that specializes in group lifecycle management for Active Directory in Microsoft environments. Imanami's software solutions significantly enhance the functionality of Exchange and Active Directory implementations. Based in Livermore, California, Imanami is a private company with customers in industries such as education, financial services, government, healthcare, retail and telecom. For more information about Imanami, please visit http://www.imanami.com/ or call 1-800-684-8515, Option 1.
CONTACT: Chris Fucanan of Atomic Public Relations, +1-415-402-0230, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Imanami Corporation