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DirectoryLockdown 4.0 for Active Directory Ships

NetPro Computing announced it is shipping a major upgrade to its distributed services management product for Active Directory.

DirectoryLockdown 4.0 prevents unauthorized infrastructure changes to AD and notifies administrators when such changes are attempted.

"DirectoryLockdown ushers in a new generation of AD change management functionality, preventing unauthorized schema and configuration changes from ever taking place,” said Brad Hibbert, vice president of strategy for Phoenix-based NetPro, in a statement.

The latest update locks down domain controllers from both internal and external security threats, detailing who attempted what changes and where and when they were attempted. Newly enhanced anti-tampering technology blocks unauthorized changes before they are replicated forest-wide.

DirectoryLockdown 4.0 also includes a new change console that provides centralized access to functions ranging from agent controls and notification options to a new permitted change list. Version 4.0 also features an improved deployment wizard to enable simple and flexible deployment, as well as integration with platforms such as Microsoft Operations Manager and HP OpenView, according to NetPro’s statement.

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Stuart J. Johnston has covered technology, especially Microsoft, since February 1988 for InfoWorld, Computerworld, Information Week, and PC World, as well as for Enterprise Developer, XML & Web Services, and .NET magazines.

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