Blackbird Group Introduces License Exchange Program for Quest® and NetIQ® Customers

Jan 17, 2012, 09:50 ET from Blackbird Group, Inc.

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Blackbird Group announced the launch of its new license exchange program, aimed at addressing the Active Directory and Windows File System auditing and management needs of companies seeking to protect their IT investments.

Blackbird will offer current Quest (which includes former NetPro) and NetIQ licensees the opportunity to exchange their auditing, recovery, and event log management software licenses for Blackbird Management Suite licenses on a seat-for-seat basis.

"We have experienced tremendous success migrating an increasing number of companies away from Quest and NetIQ," said Blackbird CEO, Christian Ehrenthal. "These range from companies with just 500 seats to Fortune 1000 companies with tens of thousands of seats. Now, due to the success of this effort and the great demand for our award-winning software, we have decided to introduce a formal exchange program. This way, companies can secure their IT investments, lower their annual maintenance costs and enjoy the benefits of a superior and fully integrated suite of compliance and management modules."

The Blackbird Management Suite helps enterprises effectively deal with internal security initiatives and regulatory compliance requirements. Its unique integrated approach simplifies real-time auditing, compliance reporting, continuous recovery and access entitlement management, by consolidating them into a single easy-to-use console.

Eligibility Requirements
The following Quest products qualify for this exchange program: ChangeAuditor for Active Directory, ChangeAuditor for Windows File Servers, Recovery Manager for Active Directory and InTrust.

The following NetIQ products qualify for this exchange program: NetIQ Change Guardian for Active Directory, NetIQ Change Guardian for Group Policy and NetIQ Change Guardian for Windows.

For more information on eligibility requirements, or to initiate a license exchange, please visit, or call our sales team at +1-212-380-1465, option #2.

About the Blackbird Group, Inc.
A leader in automation and compliance management, the Blackbird Group provides insight for enhanced governance and cost efficiencies across the Microsoft Windows infrastructure. Blackbird's innovative solutions help organizations make the most of their Windows infrastructure investments through automation and simplified audit, recovery, event management and reporting. The Blackbird Group is a privately held company with more than 15 million seats under management. Its headquarters are located in Manhattan, New York.

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