Ensim Announces Major Upgrade to Unify - Most Advanced Single Platform for Delivering Latest Microsoft Windows Services

Ensim Announces Major Upgrade to Unify - Most Advanced Single Platform for Delivering Latest Microsoft Windows Services

Latest Version Delivers Significant New Capabilities, Including Support for Microsoft HMC, Windows-based Hosting, CSF, and Other Popular Applications

Sunnyvale, California --February 13, 2007 –Ensim Corporation, the leading supplier of service enablement and automation software for hosted IP and application services, today announced a major upgrade of its unified service delivery platform, Unify, including support for the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC), Windows-based Hosting (WBH) technology, Microsoft Connected Services Framework (CSF) 3.0, and a new resource selection policy feature.

Ensim Unify now delivers increased functionality and support for Microsoft’s HMC solution, such as Windows Server 2003 R2 and SQL 2005, and the Microsoft Provisioning System 2.2 (MPS 2.2). It also provisions many additional services like RIM’s BlackBerry® and BroadSoft’s BroadWorks® that are not available as part of the HMC solution.

Customers can now easily launch the complete suite of Windows hosted services, while enabling additional high-value applications, such as VoIP, Unified Messaging and mobility services, to be centrally delivered. Unify can also be installed over an existing HMC deployment.

“Ensim’s in-depth expertise in enabling hosted Windows-based services combined with the extensibility of the Unify platform enable us to sign up new customers and deploy and manage add-on services more quickly and efficiently,” said Calum Malcolm, chief technology officer at Siemens Solution1. “We are excited about the added functionality and new features of Unify 3.2.”

Unify – A Single Point of Delivery

  • Co-developed with Microsoft, Unify delivers a complete solution for the management and automation   of Windows services under a hosted infrastructure
  • Unify’s powerful role-based delegated administration tool allows end customers to maintain complete   control of services, while lowering support costs
  • Users can easily deploy Exchange 2003, Windows SharePoint services, Live Communications Server   2005, Windows and Linux web hosting with ASP.NET, MySQL and MS SQL 2005
  • Additional third party applications, including Fenestrae Communications Server, Cycos, SmarterMail,   Siemens HiPath OpenScape™, and Broadsoft BroadWorks can also be delivered

Highlights of the latest version of Ensim Unify 3.2 include:
Support for Microsoft Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) / Windows-based Hosting (WBH) Technolog

  • Support for Windows Server 2003 R2, SQL 2005 and MPS 2.2. With Unify 3.2, service providers can   easily deploy Exchange 2003, Windows SharePoint, Live Communications Server 2005, and   Windows/Linux Web hosting with ASP.NET, MySQL and MS SQL as hosted services
  • Support for .NET 2.0 – the latest version of the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Providers can easily add Web parts to the Unify control panel. This is done by either downloading   ASP.NET-based Web parts from the Internet, or by creating their own Web parts and plugging them   into Unify
  • Unify can be installed over an existing HMC deployment. New services can be provisioned through   Unify to take advantage of the additional features

Support for Microsoft Connected Services Framework (CSF) 3.0

  • Unify 3.2 Web services support Well-Enabled Services (WES), allowing Web Service Enhancements   (WSE) for Microsoft .NET. This enables any application provisioned by Unify to automatically work with   Microsoft CSF 3.0
  • In addition to existing Microsoft applications like Exchange and SharePoint, service providers can offer additional ones such as BroadSoft’s BroadWorks, RIM’s BlackBerry and Siemens HiPath OpenScape

Resource Selection Policy

  • With Unify 3.2, providers can now choose between First Fit, Round Robin, and Least Sold Key Quota policies while provisioning a Unify service to an organization

The latest version of Unify also includes locale management, deactivation of email templates, password validation using Active Directory (AD) policy, expiration policy for organization user password, usage report optimization, modified API calls, and new Web services for managing resellers, resources, templates, and usage alerts

“Unify 3.2 provides our customers with increased functionality and dozens of new features that facilitate the launch and management of Windows-based services,” said Arun Arunkumar, vice president of engineering at Ensim Corporation. “With support for CSF 3.0 and the latest versions of the Windows operating system, Unify 3.2 enables providers to quickly launch new services more easily and cost-effectively than ever before.”

Availability

Ensim Unify 3.2 is available for purchase immediately. For more information about
Ensim and Ensim Unify, please visit http://www.ensim.com/products/ensim_unify/whatsnew.html
or call 1-877-693-6746.

About Ensim Corporation
Ensim is the leader in hosting automation software solutions that enable the delivery of hosted services. The company offers an array of award-winning solutions that accelerate the creation, control and delivery of messaging, collaboration, web & data hosting, VoIP and other high-value hosted services. More than 200 leading hosting providers, ISPs and carriers worldwide, including EarthLink, NTT America, Telus, Belgacom, SunRocket, Siemens, EV1 and Affinity rely on Ensim products to deliver mission-critical hosted services to their customers. Ensim has formed key partnerships with leading infrastructure vendors including Microsoft, Sylantro, BroadSoft and HP.

For more information, please visit the Ensim Web site at www.ensim.com or call toll free at 1-877-693-6746 inside the United States or 1-408-745-3300 outside the United States.

Ensim is a trademark of Ensim Corporation. All other names are trademarks of their respective holders.

For additional information:
Bree Clidence or Laura Nelson
SVM Public Relations
+1-760-940-9025 or +1-401-490-9700
bree.clidence@svmpr.com or laura.nelson@svmpr.com