New Version of Quest's Vintela Authentication Services Now Available.Founding Member of Microsoft's Interop Vendor Alliance Also Introduces New Online Community Dedicated to Heterogeneous Integration
LAS VEGAS Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. -- Quest Software The computer-software manufacturer Quest Software (Quest Software, Inc.) (NASDAQ: QSFT), headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, dates from 1987. Quest develops, sells, and supports database management, Windows management, and application management software products , Inc. (Nasdaq:QSFT), a founding member of Microsoft's Interop Vendor Alliance, today announced general availability of the newest version of its solution for extending Active Directory-based authentication (1) Verifying the integrity of a transmitted message. See message integrity, e-mail authentication and MAC.
(2) Verifying the identity of a user logging into a network. and single sign-on An identification system that lets users log into multiple Web sites on the Internet with one username and password. Single sign-on systems are also used within an enterprise, enabling users to access all authorized resources in the local network using the same username and password. across heterogeneous systems. At the same time, Quest unveiled a new online community, "Inside Vintela," that provides user interaction, online support and product information, tips and resources to IT professionals using Quest solutions to enhance heterogeneous systems integration within their organizations.
"We are very glad that Quest accepted our invitation to participate in the Interop Vendor Alliance, as their innovative work in heterogeneous integration brings value to our mutual customers," said Sam Rosenbalm, business development manager, developer and platform strategy group at Microsoft. "Quest's software and expertise can help our customers move along the continuum toward unified systems management across platforms."
"Microsoft technologies are the foundation for business computing at many organizations around the world, but as we know, most of these enterprises are also heterogeneous," said Dave Wilson
Dave Wilson (ca. , vice president, Vintela products, Quest Software. "The ability to extend the powerful capabilities of Microsoft technologies to non-Microsoft platforms is key to success for these organizations.
"Microsoft has purposefully chosen to base its solutions Co such as Active Directory, SMS (1) (Storage Management System) Software used to routinely back up and archive files. See HSM.
(2) (Systems Management Server) Systems management software from Microsoft that runs on Windows NT Server. and MOM Co on established industry standards," Wilson continued. "This approach creates an ideal platform upon which to build a unified management infrastructure for the heterogeneous enterprise. Quest provides the enabling technologies that allow organizations to get the most from their investment in Microsoft infrastructure by extending the reach of those capabilities across platforms. We're very pleased to be among the founding members of the Interop Alliance."
Introduced in October, version 3.1 of Quest's Vintela Authentication Services is now generally available. The product enables step-by-step progress toward a single, unified Active Directory-based identity infrastructure that encompasses Unix and Linux systems, users, and applications. Administrators who choose complete migration of Unix identities to Active Directory will benefit from the product's new wizard for a structured, automated and manageable migration.
The new development community site, Inside Vintela (http://vintela.inside.quest.com), is designed to provide an open forum for prospects and customers of Quest's heterogeneous integration software products to share best practices, experiences and ideas with their peers. The community also supports interaction with experts from the Quest product management and development teams as well as allowing members to benefit from open communications with other users of Quest's cross-platform integration products.
Quest products highlighted within the Inside Vintela community include:
* Vintela Authentication Services - allows customers to seamlessly extend the security and compliance of the Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure to Unix and Linux platforms and applications.
* Vintela Single Sign-on for Java - leverages the existing Kerberos support in Active Directory to provide a comprehensive, cross-platform single sign-on solution for J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) A platform from Sun for building distributed enterprise applications. J2EE services are performed in the middle tier between the user's machine and the enterprise's databases and legacy information systems. .
* Quest Management Xtensions for SMS - natively extends the change and configuration capabilities of Microsoft Systems Management Server Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) is a systems management software product by Microsoft for managing large groups of Windows-based computer systems. SMS provides remote control, patch management, software distribution, and hardware and software inventory. (SMS) 2003 to Unix, Linux and Mac OS X systems.
* Quest Management Xtensions for MOM - natively extends the operations and event management capabilities of Microsoft Operations Manager See datacenter manager. (MOM) 2005 to Unix and Linux systems - including Management Pack authoring capabilities.
The community also includes Resource Central, a collection of software and documentation projects that allow Quest customers to use popular open-source software solutions in conjunction with Quest's commercial Vintela products and support. Resource Central is operated as a collection of true open-source projects, with patches and documentation available in source code form.
About the Interop Vendor Alliance
Formed in 2006, the Interop Vendor Alliance is an industrywide group working to identify and share opportunities to better connect people, data and diverse systems through better interoperability with Microsoft systems and to jointly market interoperability solutions of its members. Founding members include AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, www.amd.com) A major manufacturer of semiconductor devices including x86-compatible CPUs, embedded processors, flash memories, programmable logic devices and networking chips. , BEA Systems BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS) is one of the major companies developing enterprise infrastructure software. BEA makes middleware, products that help software run on top of databases. , Business Objects, CA, The Carbon Project, Centeris, Citrix Systems Citrix Systems' (NASDAQ: CTXS) is an American technology company, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with subsidiary operations in California and Massachusetts, with additional development centers in Australia, India and the UK. , GXS GXS Global Exchange Services (GE)
GXS Gun X Sword (anime) , IP Commerce, JNBridge, Kernel Networks, Levi, Ray & Shoup, Microsoft, NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. , Network Appliance (1) A specialized device for use on a network. For example, Web servers, cache servers and file servers can be implemented as general-purpose computers with the appropriate software or as network appliances, which are computers dedicated to a single function and cannot do anything , Novell, Q4bis, Quest Software, Siemens Enterprise Communications, SOFTWARE AG, SugarCRM, Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982. , Symphony Services, Xcalia, and XenSource. Additional information about the Interop Vendor Alliance can be found on its Web site at http://www.interopvendoralliance.org.
About Quest Software, Inc.
Quest Software, Inc. delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases and Windows infrastructure. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps thousands of customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest's Windows Management solutions simplify, automate and secure Active Directory, Exchange and Windows, as well as integrate Unix, Linux and Java into the managed environment. Quest Software can be found in offices around the globe and at www.quest.com.
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