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April 21, 2010

Ensim Intros New Version Of Ensim Unify Exchange Manager

By Raja Singh Chaudhary
TMCnet Contributor

Ensim (News - Alert) Corporation, a provider of fine-grain user provisioning and change management software, has announced to introduce the enhanced version of its software management tool Ensim Unify Enterprise Exchange Manager.

The application integrates user provisioning with role-based, delegated administration and end user self-service to form a complete management solution for Microsoft (News - Alert) Exchange Server 2010. It is a part of company's suite of integrated tools for fine-grain provisioning and management of Microsoft infrastructure, and helps the organizations in leveraging the complete functionality of Microsoft's latest email server so that they can achieve improved security and up to 30% improvement in overall IT efficiency.

Ensim Unify Exchange Manager deploys the existing IT policies of enterprises to allow Exchange system administrators in accomplishing delegated administration of any complex management functions to help desk, HR personnel, and end users on a selective basis. The solution works through an easy-to-use web-based portal, and doesn't require any administrative level accounts for accessing mailbox rights and carrying out distribution group management.

The new version of Ensim Unify Exchange Manager includes a number of enhanced features, including support for auto-populated distribution groups. Through a simple user interface, the solution allows employees to create lists on a self-service basis. Further, queries are stored to allow users to update the list at selected intervals, keeping lists updated at all times. It offers support for management of on-premise and cloud-based email solutions or a combination of both, and is compatible with the latest mobility technologies including Blackberry, iPhone (News - Alert) and Windows Mobile devices.

Extending support for automated expiration of distribution groups, Ensim Unify Exchange Manager enables administrators to configure various maintenance criteria to automate the expiration of groups. These criteria can be time-based, so that the administrators can set a time-based expiry limit for automatic deletion of the group, or based on minimum number of group members, enabling the administrators to set a minimum membership limit for each group.

Additionally, the administrators can set the idle usage/modification time for groups, allowing the system to delete groups if they are not used or modified within the specified time interval, and can also limit the maximum number of allowed members of a Distribution Group and auto-populated Distribution Group.

According to Scott Young (News - Alert), vice president ofmarketing & product management at Ensim Corporation, one of the more important features in Exchange 2010 is the ability to leverage distribution groups to provide regular communication without needing to send multiple emails, yet most larger organizations struggle with creating and managing their many thousands of group lists. Young noted the new version of the solution has been designed to enforce business process rules while empowering employees to manage their distribution groups more effectively, which ultimately leads to increased security and productivity with lower IT costs.

In April 2009, Ensim Corporation entered into a reseller agreement with Intrface Worldwide to provide and support Ensim Unify Enterprise Edition.

Raja Singh Chaudhary is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raja's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight


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