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Jersey City, NJ, United States, 2011/02/21 - Evolven support for Microsoft Active Directory empowers users to detect granular configuration changes and classify them by criticality and impact to facilitate less downtime and increased stability.
Evolven Software, Inc., the pioneer of Granular Configuration Automation solutions, today announced their support for Microsoft Active Directory. Evolven will enable customers to achieve greater visibility into the granular configuration information of Microsoft Active Directory’s application infrastructure which can affect the availability and performance of IT environments where Microsoft Active Directory is running.
Microsoft Active Directory provides the means to manage the identities and relationships that make up an organization's network. Microsoft Active Directory allows administrators to assign policies, deploy and update software. Microsoft Active Directory networks can span tens of thousands of users, many different network domains and large server farms covering many geographical locations.
Availability and performance of Microsoft Active Directory in the IT environment is critical for providing effective business service. With a unique ability to track the configuration parameters and detect changes and differences, no matter how minute, for Microsoft Active Directory, Evolven Comparison allows IT professionals to:
• Reduce production outage risk: Increase stability of releases and detect unauthorized changes to prevent outages and high impact incidents;
• Minimize system downtime: Quickly pinpoint to an incident's root-cause and cut time to repair;
• Enhance security & compliance: Leverage granular visibility and audit-trail to meet demanding security and compliance requirements.
The configuration parameters of Microsoft Active Directory are critical for providing effective business service. Accurately managing the configuration of Active Directory is not an easy task considering its complexity and the numerous configuration parameters involved. Microsoft Active Directory includes thousands of different configuration parameters in which the mis-configuration or disregard of a single configuration setting can cause an incident with major impact on the entire IT environment and business service.
Evolven Comparison discovers granular configuration information for Microsoft Active Directory. Evolven Comparison's unique Comparison Engine™ includes a set of technologies that deliver clear, definitive configuration information related to Active Directory, highlighting the critical root cause and its impact, allowing IT professionals to focus on what matters most.
Today’s modern business systems include interdependent layers of applications and infrastructure, and focusing on only one configuration or a small set leaves room for error, and ignores critical context and interdependencies. The Evolven Granular Configuration Automation solution, Evolven Comparison, focuses on the entire environment in order to ensure a stable business service that meets agreed to service levels.
Evolven Comparison analyzes and classifies configuration changes and differences, by their impact, for Microsoft Active Directory. Then Evolven Comparison prioritizes and highlights the changes and differences discovered in Active Directory based on criticality, visually presenting the comparison results for fast and easy analysis. Insignificant changes and differences are ignored. Evolven Comparison even makes effective comparisons for Microsoft Active Directory Configurations of inherently different environments (e.g. test vs. production).
Evolven (evolven.com) is pioneering the new growing field of Granular Configuration Automation, which focuses on the visibility and control of IT environment configuration and content at the most granular level. IT teams apply this approach to reduce risk to stability, security and compliance of their physical, virtual or cloud-based IT environments.
Evolven is a privately held, venture backed company headquartered in the U.S., with a presence in the US, Europe and the Middle East and a development center in Israel. Evolven's executive team and advisory board include world-renowned experts from the world of IT management and enterprise software. Evolven's investors are the leading venture capital firms: Pitango Venture Capital and Index Ventures.