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CREDANT Technologies, a data protection company, has announced the launch of the open Beta program for CREDANT Shield for Windows Server. This military-grade data security solution protects sensitive data on hard drives and on removable media. This follows the recent release of Enterprise Server 7.1.1, CREDANT’s flagship product, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure encryption software for VDI cloud infrastructures. CREDANT Shield for Windows Server will automatically encrypt data on Windows servers as well as data moving on or off server hard drives to removable media. The company is on a roll.

“Data stored on Windows Servers pose a unique set of security issues. Systems can be remotely or locally accessed, resulting in compromise or theft of an organization’s most sensitive data,” said Chris Burchett, CTO and co-founder of CREDANT Technologies. “CREDANT Shield for Windows Server ensures that data at rest on Windows Servers and data on transportable devices is secure from accidental and malicious breaches, putting management and staff at ease.”


Litéra, a manufacturer of content lifecycle management software, has released Metadact, server-based software that removes metadata from e-mail messages and attachments sent from Outlook and other mail clients, mobile devices, webmail, and smartphones. Metadact aims to protect the confidentiality and privacy of information that may be compromised in the context of an outgoing e-mail message. Think of it as your own little slice of privacy-infused Idaho.

According to Deepak Massand, Litéra’s CEO “an increasingly mobile workforce relying on e-mail carries the risk of unintentionally disclosing sensitive information through metadata.” Metadact , he says, is designed to remove the risk of metadata transferred via e-mail through a server-based approach that interrogates outgoing e-mail and attachments to identify sensitive and potentially harmful metadata and strip the metadata clean to deliver the message to recipients.

So what are we waiting for? We got some metadata to scrub.


Enterprise cloud provider Tier 3 has announced a platform agnostic toolset that automates the design and deployment of complex environments and applications onto their cloud-based services. The toolset is called the Environment Engine. This platform-as-a-service is aimed at enabling the creation and use of practice templates to enable the automation of various Microsoft and Linux server deployments.

In theory, this cuts costs and enables applications to be deployed faster, more consistently and with less possibility of human error. Robot error, however, is not addressed by the company. Environments can include Microsoft SharePoint Server, Exchange Server (both single server and High Available) and a variety of other Web-based app servers.

Companies looking to replicate the cloud across their entire computing environment could do worse than taking a look at this software.


Unistal Systems Pvt. Ltd. is about to launch an advanced recovery software suite called Quick Recovery. This software works effectively for MS Exchange server and just about every other similar server on the block. It’s about time for some new hotness, right?

Unistal Systems Pvt. Ltd. Managing Director, Mr. Alok Gupta says “Quick Recovery is unique software that processes effectively with MS Exchange server and other programming options. The uniqueness of this software has already been lauded by several administrators and users. “

The company claims the product is the perfect recovery solution for EDB, PST and other database files. Give it a gander and let us know, ok?


EaseUS Software, a provider of storage management, data backup and system disaster recovery solutions, has announced EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server. The use? To safeguard Windows 2000/2003/2008 Server and Microsoft Exchange & SQL Servers against data loss as well as system crash, maximizing uptime of servers. Useful, right?

Continuing previous iterations’ functions like incremental backup, universal restore, and WinPE bootable disk, EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server has added new features to safeguard the Exchange & SQL Servers, such as differential backup, one-click system backup and recovery, save backup image to tape, Install EaseUS Todo Backup without rebooting the system and interrupting your jobs and everything bad that comes of that. This could be an essential tool for server administrators to backup system state and critical data, minimizing the downtime if server fails.

The entry level software is priced at $299 with a technician grade edition clocking in at $729.


Intermedia, a provider of cloud services and a large Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, has launched mobile HostPilot, a mobile app for securely provisioning and managing cloud services, including hosted Exchange, online backup and mobility. The company’s  HostPilot Control Panel is now available as a mobile app on Android 2.1+ and iOS version 3.0+ devices — including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It is also available as a web app on other platforms. So it’s pretty much everywhere.

HostPilot Control Panel provides business owners and IT managers with a single point of control over their Intermedia cloud services. Its features enable technical administration to be delegated to non-technical staff.

“Just like cloud services should be mobile, so should cloud control panels,” says Manlio Carrelli, CMO, Intermedia. “Our customers can securely access Intermedia cloud services, such as email and voice, through any of the various devices they rely on — from smartphones and tablets, to their home or work computer. Now, they can do the same with HostPilot via our mobile app.”


NitroDesk, the makers of TouchDown, a Microsoft® Exchange server synchronization solution for Android-powered devices, has announced Version 7 of TouchDown. The latest version builds upon the previous releases by adding several new capabilities to the mix. Among the new features are enhanced corporate configuration, optimized quick access views, enhanced contacts views, easier calendar navigation, quick access to tasks and notes and a new user interface for tablets. The new version sports lower battery utilization as well as some important reliability fixes and better draft email handling. Version 7 also brings resizable and scrollable widgets to the tablet version of TouchDown when run on a device that runs Honeycomb 3.1 or later.

The new enterprise corporate configuration allows administrators to set security policies and default application preferences for TouchDown when users connect to a Microsoft Exchange server. Administrators can control how TouchDown performs when connected to the server by creating a special configuration file on the Internet Information Services (IIS) server that hosts Microsoft ActiveSync®. Go get em, tigers!


Splunk is back again! Splunk®, Inc., a provider of operational intelligence software, has kicked off .conf2011, its second annual worldwide users’ conference, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Major themes of the conference include Splunk’s use in Big Data and the Cloud. Sessions will highlight the wide uses of Splunk presented by customers such as the Department of Energy, General Electric,, Staples, Expedia and Cricket Communications. Pretty good lineup, guys.

At .conf2011 Splunk users will learn new ways to maximize their investment in Splunk software. More than 50 sessions will be led by customers, partners and Splunk staff, all aimed at broadening the use of Splunk to solve a range of IT issues and provide Operational Intelligence across entire organizations.

“The best practices and different ways to use Splunk we learned at the first Users’ Conference last August sped our first purchase of Splunk for application troubleshooting,” said Dan Zubko, IT Manager – Enterprise Integration Services of Staples. “Nearly a year later, it’s our turn to present at .conf2011—sharing how Splunk provides a single view across our infrastructure to streamline our support processes and make things easier for our customers.”


RossTech announce new plugin for Microsoft Exchange to solve the problems of bounced emails and limits on inbox size. Introducing the Tonsho plugin.

Tonsho users can send files of up to 5GB using the Tonsho web service, or 100MB directly from their email program. In addition to support for software such as Microsoft Outlook, Mac Mail and Thunderbird, Tonsho have just released a new plugin for Microsoft Exchange that can process both inbound and outbound file attachments. This means Tonsho users’ inbox will never fill up with inbound attachments again, and that all -important email will never go astray. This will keep that corporate image of yours in tiptop shape. “At Tonsho we believe busy professionals shouldn’t have to spend their valuable time removing large emails from their inbox, just so they can get on with their work,” said Edward Ross, managing director of RossTech.

“That’s why we created our Tonsho Exchange plugin. It is also a vital tool in maintaining corporate credibility. With Tonsho you can eliminate both the risk of time critical emails going astray, and potentially damaging data security breaches from ad hoc data sending solutions.”


Splunk®, Inc., a provider of operational intelligence software, today released the Splunk App  for Microsoft Exchange. This app provides continuous monitoring and reporting of Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Microsoft Exchange 2010. By converging operations and security data into integrated real-time client behavior dashboards that depict patterns of Exchange usage, the app enables Exchange administrators to improve the operational reliability of their environments and speed security investigations.

Microsoft Exchange Administrators can use the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange to perform end-to-end message tracking, quickly determine client usage patterns that require remediation, and perform root cause analysis of performance and availability issues. Exchange specialists now can offload some troubleshooting tasks to the IT helpdesk and focus on maintaining messaging service reliability and performance. IT professionals can respond to security incidents or HR requests in a timely manner. IT decision makers have access to the information so they can build long range plans to support evolution in their messaging infrastructure.

“The traditional method of managing, monitoring and securing Microsoft Exchange environments involves navigating across a set of siloed technologies,” said Rachel Chalmers, Research Director Infrastructure Management of The 451 Group. “Without a unified view into the messaging environment, Exchange and Windows administrators lack the operational visibility needed to easily respond to ad hoc requests, troubleshoot issues, plan capacity and provide compliance reporting. With a core capability to index data from any source, the new Splunk App for MS Exchange breaks down these traditional silos.”


The big M has dished out a new beta version of its Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 tool, which is available for download from the Microsoft Connect website. Just follow the link provided.

The new beta version of Forefront Identity Management 2010 R2 comes with a few new features including credential management with web based password reset and historical reporting via integrating with the System Centre Service Manager data warehouse.

Microsoft also said that it comes with better initial load performance to facilitate ease of use, improved load and scale performance and enhanced diagnostics capabilities.

The company will also be starting a community-based evaluation program of the suite which begins sometime in August.

“Community members are encouraged to attend and new members are certainly welcome.  Community Evaluation Programs are a great technical resource for deeper understanding of Microsoft products and to connect with other users,” the company said.