PARAMUS, N.J., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- NetWrix Corporation, the innovation leader in systems management and compliance solutions, today announced that its Active Directory Change Reporter was named a winner of Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® magazine 2009 Community Choice Awards and the 2009 Editors Best Awards, while the VMware Change Reporter also won at the Virtualization Review's Reader's Choice Awards. The respective honors came despite some stiff competition from many other vendors and NetWrix is once again proud to be at the top.
"The 2009 Community Choice Awards had a record number of entries this year. Thousands of products were nominated by our audience of IT professionals," said Michele Crockett, editorial strategy director. "Our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities even the playing field by calling out their favorite products based on performance and service. We counted only those votes accompanied by a valid and unique email address, thereby preventing multiple entries per person. Our winners have earned a unique honor to stand out among their peers as winners of our Community Choice Awards."
NetWrix Active Directory Change Reporter is a solution for Active Directory audit reporting that tracks and reports changes made to Active Directory, Group Policy and Exchange, delivering detailed information on a daily basis. The automated reports convey valuable information about the state of a given Active Directory, tracking changes based on a "who, what, when and where" basis with detailed "before" and "after" values for each and every setting. The audit report lists changes made to Active Directory and Exchange configurations, Group Policy objects and setting modifications, Active Directory schema and a host of other features.
For NetWrix, the honors keep coming. Virtualization Review's Readers' Choice Awards enable virtualization professionals to acknowledge the products used to address the daily challenges they face. This year marks the first annual survey in which feedback was gathered on more than 125 products in 11 categories, ranging from application virtualization and virtualization security to standards and training.
Given the chance to select a product in a category that was made specifically for this year's cutting edge solutions, 76.2 percent of respondents selected NetWrix VMware Change Reporter as their solution of choice. According to Virtualization Review, "NetWrix's change-management tool seems to have a big following, having garnered more than three-quarters of the vote in this category. Enterprises can use Change Reporter, a freeware tool, to overview configuration changes on a daily basis, prepare compliance reports and audit the creation of new VMs."
NetWrix VMware Change Reporter audits all changes and enforces controlled change management processes across any virtual environment. This solution sends a daily report pointing to every change made to ESX servers, folders, clusters, resource pools, virtual machines, and their hardware, including all before and after configuration values. NetWrix VMware Change Reporter provides administrators with the ability to overview configuration changes on a daily basis to improve internal IT governance and prepare reports for IT compliance auditors, such as SOX, HIPPA, GLBA, and others, while auditing creation of virtual machines to prevent uncontrolled virtual machine sprawl.
"We've enjoyed a nice run here lately," said NetWrix President and CEO Michael Fimin. "It's a real honor to receive this type of recognition. Our efforts to provide IT professionals with top-quality solutions for their everyday needs have clearly paid off, and we are proud of the fact that we continue to receive such prestigious distinction."
About Windows IT Pro
Windows IT Pro is the leading and largest independent voice in Windows IT, with more than 2.5 million visits per month, and consists of a multitude of print and online channels. In addition to the flagship Windows IT Pro magazine, the Windows IT community includes SQL Server Magazine, Office SharePoint Pro, and Windows Dev Pro. Other online channels include blogs, forums, podcasts, RSS feeds, webinars, virtual events, white papers, newsletters, classes and more. IT professionals get objective, "direct from the trenches" information about Microsoft's latest Windows-based solutions and gain essential insight for keeping business-critical Microsoft applications up and running. For more information, visit www.windowsitpro.com or www.sqlmag.com.
About Virtualization Review
Virtualization Review, a publication from the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group (ECG), is the independent guide to the products, vendors, issues and techniques that are transforming IT through virtualization. Virtualization Review leads the industry as the only print publication specifically targeting IT professionals embracing virtualization technology.
About NetWrix Corporation
NetWrix Corporation is the innovation leader in solutions for change reporting, auditing, identity management and compliance. By simplifying and automating systems management and compliance, NetWrix helps organizations prevent security breaches and reduce risk. Thousands of customers worldwide use NetWrix products, including Citigroup, Barclays, University of California, Penn State University, Cambridge University, Chevron, U.S. Army, U.S. Federal Reserve, NASA, CVS Caremark, Lexis Nexis, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Paramus, New Jersey, NetWrix sells its products directly and through a select global network of channel partners. Many NetWrix products are also available as a freeware version. For more information, please visit the company's website at: www.netwrix.com.
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