Blackbird Group Launches Industry's First Integrated Disaster Recovery Solution for Novell eDirectory and Microsoft Active Directory Services

Provides rapid online recovery and change control for critical identity

management services

Dec 11, 2006, 00:00 ET from Blackbird Group, Inc.

    NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackbird Group today announced the
 release of DeTroubler 3, a rapid online backup and recovery solution for
 both Novell eDirectory and Microsoft Active Directory. DeTroubler minimizes
 the productivity and revenue losses that result from a corrupted or failed
 directory service by bringing it back online in a matter of minutes.
     DeTroubler streamlines the backup and recovery process for directory
 services, saving organizations hours, even days in the recovery process. It
 eliminates the need for IT groups to perform time-consuming, manual tasks
 like recreating links between objects or re-entering encrypted information.
 DeTroubler offers granular recovery options, whereby specific users and
 their attributes can be quickly restored. As a result, recovery is a more
 transparent process with minimal impact to the end users.
     As the industry's first integrated disaster recovery solution for both
 Novell and Microsoft's directory services, DeTroubler enables IT
 organizations to more easily and effectively manage their mixed directory
     "Enterprise organizations are choosing to leverage the strengths of
 both eDirectory and Active Directory," said Christian Ehrenthal, CEO at
 Blackbird. "And as the industry moves toward increased interoperability --
 reflected most recently in the Novell and Microsoft partnership agreement
 -- it's important that management tools follow suit. As an integrated
 solution for both directory platforms, DeTroubler significantly reduces the
 cost and complexity associated with managing disaster recovery and change
 control in mixed environments."
     "Novell is committed to equipping our customers with best of breed
 tools to manage their eDirectory deployments," said Rick Killpack,
 eDirectory Product Manager at Novell. "eDirectory is a cornerstone of
 Novell's identity and security management solutions. Having a quick and
 easy directory backup and recovery solution is critical for any
 organization using eDirectory. Blackbird's DeTroubler makes a great
 addition to eDirectory's backup solutions."
     DeTroubler's key features include:
      * Rapidly restores the entire directory tree
      * Restores individual objects, attributes, trustees and permissions
        including all links and references
      * Easy-to-use graphical interface
      * Restores encrypted information such as end user passwords
      * Automates directory backups to a choice of either open-source or
        commercial SQL Servers
     About Blackbird Group, Inc.
     The Blackbird Group is a global leader for directory focused solutions
 that help organizations better manage, protect and leverage their directory
 services to ensure the integrity and continuous availability of the
 applications tied into the directory. Since it was founded in 2002, the
 company has delivered innovative solutions to help businesses address their
 needs in the areas of disaster recovery and access management.
 Headquartered in Manhattan, New York, Blackbird Group is a privately-held
 company with offices located in the United States and Europe. For more
 information, visit

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