Ensim Announces Support for Google Apps with Launch of New Unify Service Manager
Ensim Unify Service Manager for Google Apps Designed to Eliminate IT Cost and Complexity from Managing Mixed On-Premise and Cloud Computing Environments
Santa Clara, CA — February 3, 2009 — Ensim Corporation, the leading provider of change management, user provisioning and access control software, today announced support for Google Apps™ with the release of a new connector for its award-winning Ensim Unify Enterprise Edition. Ensim Unify Service Manager for Google Apps enables enterprises to seamlessly manage both their on-premise and cloud environments through a single management console.
“Many organizations are actively pursuing cloud-based computing initiatives in an effort to lower IT costs and improve flexibility,” said Scott Young, vice president of marketing and product management at Ensim Corporation. “For most of these organizations, it’s not an ‘all or nothing’ proposition. They need to be able to smoothly integrate cloud-based services with their existing IT infrastructure. Our Ensim Unify Service Manager for Google Apps removes the complexity and overhead costs associated with managing two distinct environments, and instead allows peaceful coexistence while ensuring compliance with existing security, access control, and compliance audit requirements.”
Using Ensim Unify Service Manager for Google Apps, IT administrators can seamlessly, provision, de-provision, manage access and configure Google Apps accounts for any user within their existing Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange infrastructure - all from a single web-based management console. The new connector reduces administrative overhead costs by allowing IT administrators to extend role-based administration to other groups from help desk staff and human resources all the way to end users. Tasks such as email list and nickname management can be delegated to end users, allowing them to set up owners for each email list and delegate membership management to the respective owners.
“Like many academic institutions, we have Active Directory, but we are also implementing infrastructure using Google Apps, and would like to simplify the management of this mixed environment,” said Umesh Reddy, Manager for Systems Team at Jackson State University. “Ensim Unify Service Manager for Google Apps provides a more efficient way to meet our students’ and faculty’s IT demands because it removes the risk and burden of having to make manual updates, while letting them manage certain tasks on their own in one place.”
The key features of Ensim Unify Service Manager for Google Apps include the ability for system administrators to configure IT policy including:
- Suspend users
- Restore users
- Reset passwords
- Manage nicknames and distribution lists
Self-service options available for Google Apps include:
- Management of Distribution Lists (may be subscription-based)
- Password Management
- Management of Nicknames
“We see universities considering hosted solutions, and many are going with Google Apps for Education,” said Scott McMullan, Google Apps Partner Lead. “Solutions like Ensim’s make it easier for academia and enterprises alike to get the most out of their hosted solutions.”
Ensim Unify with Google Apps Service Manager is available immediately. For more information, visit http://www.ensim.com/ 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 user provisioning and access management software. 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. For more information, visit www.ensim.com or contact Ensim at 1-877-693-6746 or 1-408-496-3700 outside the United States.
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