Ensim Announces General Availability of Unify Enterprise Edition

Ensim Announces General Availability of Unify Enterprise Edition


Additional Features, Support for Exchange 2007, and Enhanced Extensibility Further Improves IT Productivity and Helps Cut Change Management Costs by Half
 

Santa Clara, CA – September 17, 2007 –Ensim Corporation, the leading provider of management software for unified communications infrastructure, today announced the general availability of Unify Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive system management software solution.  Unify enables enterprises to easily administer and automate their mission-critical application infrastructure, significantly reduce their operational costs, and add new functionality that increases IT and employee productivity.

Endorsed by Ensim's extensive worldwide service provider customer base, which powered by Unify enables management of over 1,000,000 users everyday, Unify Enterprise Edition now enables IT departments in medium and large-sized organizations to manage applications, users, and devices on their existing UC infrastructure with a single SOA-based software solution. Unify provides change management, automated provisioning, mobile and client device configuration and support, delegated administration, and resource optimization, all via an easy to use role-based web portal and extensible web services API.

According to Karen Hobert, analyst with Burton Group's Collaboration and Content Strategies service, "The need for comprehensive, flexible, and easy to configure unified communications (UC) provisioning services is a growing requirement for organizations grappling with diverse systems. A service provider grade solution that offers the least disruption to the existing infrastructure will enable enterprises to improve productivity, lower the cost of UC ownership, and reduce the burden on information technology departments."

Features & Benefits at a Glance

Integrated Turn-Key Solution
With pre-built connectors for Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange 2003 & 2007, and mobility support, Ensim Unify can be downloaded and installed in minutes. Features such as Active Directory auto-sync allow it to run alongside or integrate with existing management systems.

Device & Client Management
Ensim Unify enables Over-The-Air configuration and remote management of mobile devices, allowing IT to track and wipe lost phones and PDAs. It also automates the configuration of rich client applications, such as Outlook for Exchange user profiles.

Customizable & Extensible
Built on a SOA-based platform with extensibility in mind, Ensim Unify comes with a comprehensive open-standards based web-services API, allowing for easy integration with existing systems or the development of additional connectors for various other enterprise applications.

Role-Based Delegated Administration
Powerful role-based identity and privilege management with standardized business logic enables IT organizations to use out of the box roles or define custom roles, allowing complex tasks to be safely performed by even junior IT administrators.  Functionality can also be delegated to end-users where appropriate such as self-service password reset.

“Every enterprise has long recognized the value that unified communications can bring to their business, but to date no one has been able to unleash its full potential,” said David J. Wippich, CEO at Ensim Corporation. “The release of Unify Enterprise Edition signifies a new approach to system management for Unified Communications, one that is turn-key, extensible, and truly unified.  By enabling enterprises to streamline the management of their critical applications and devices, Unify can have a significant positive impact to their bottom line and dramatically improve IT department and general employee productivity.”

“The directory is fundamental to enabling unified communications,” said Brent Kelly, senior analyst & partner at Wainhouse Research. “It not only defines the user attributes, but it also specifies the roles and permissions each user has for the applications. Making it easier for IT staff to define these roles and permissions as well as enabling users to self provision their own communications capabilities using tools like Ensim Unify will help facilitate widespread unified communications solution deployment and maintenance.”

Availability
Ensim Unify Enterprise Edition is available immediately with a free trial download from the Ensim web site at http://get.ensim.com. For more information, visit www.ensim.com/enterprise or call Ensim at 1-888-248-4003 (1-408-496-3700 from outside the U.S.).

About Ensim Corporation
Founded in 1998, Ensim Corporation is the leading provider of management software for unified communications and collaboration infrastructure. Ensim products are used by service providers and enterprises worldwide to accelerate and enable deployment of integrated solutions, simplify and automate secure management of complex environments, and increase user and IT productivity. Ensim is Microsoft Gold Certified, and maintains strategic partnerships with many leading infrastructure vendors including Research In Motion (BlackBerry), Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, Siemens and BroadSoft. For more information, visit www.ensim.com or contact Ensim at 1-877-693-6746 or 1-408-496-3700 outside the United States.

Ensim PR Contact:
Meghan Chaffee
SVM Public Relations
401-490-9700
meghan.chaffee@svmpr.com