Press Release: Netwrix Corporation Announces Release of Account Lockout Examiner - Unique Account Lockout Troubleshooting Solution for Active Directory(R)

Ney York, January 7, 2007 - Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner is the first product ever that can track and troubleshoot Active Directory(R) account lockouts in real time. Should an account lockout occur, Account Lockout Examiner will notify responsible personnel and provide full troubleshooting and resolution workflow, resulting in fast and effective account unlocking and prevention of further lockout issues in Active Directory(R) environments.

Research shows that almost half of IT help desk calls originate from users asking to reset their passwords. How much do organizations spend on administrative staff just to handle account lockout issues? Loss of productivity, many frustrated users, and huge administrative burden are just some of the inevitable implications of implementing a strong password policy, which is business critical to succeed today.

So, should companies just give up to user complaints or there is a better way to maintain strong security requirements and effectively resolve account lockouts at the same time? "With Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner you can forget about these endless calls of frustrated users," said Darren Moore, VP of Marketing, Netwrix Corporation. "The product handles most issues to provide a fast and seamless resolution." Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner implements three steps targeted at effective resolution:

Real-time Identification: Account Lockout management console, which alerts the help desk team.

Discovery of the Reason: The investigation engine of Account Lockout Examiner will do its best to help IT people find the source of account references that might be causing account lockout. The IT person just clicks the button and all possible sources of account lockouts are scanned on appropriate computers. Account Lockout Examiner checks passwords saved for service accounts, persistent drive mappings, and scheduled tasks, then provides the best guess on what particular reference to the locked account might be causing the problem.

Proactive Resolution: Once the reason for account lockout is determined and corrected, the next thing to do is to unlock the account and bring the affected services back online in a timely fashion. Account Lockout Examiner knows all about Active Directory(R) topology and replication delays -- it finds the closest domain controller to unlock the account and let services go back online as soon as possible.

Organizations should choose Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner if they look for a solution that would:


1. Detect, diagnose and resolve account lockouts in real time;


2. Decrease the number of help desk calls from users experiencing account lockouts;


3. Increase user productivity by quickly resolving account lockouts;


4. Reduce administrative costs associated with manual resolutions of account lockouts.

Licensing is based on number of administrative users. Free evaluation is provided for interested organizations. For more information, please visit the following URL: http://www.netwrix.com/account_lockout_examiner.html

About Netwrix Corporation

Established in 2006, Netwrix Corporation is a leader in providing cost-effective products that simplify the management of Windows networks. With in-depth knowledge and experience managing Windows environments of all sizes, Netwrix Corporation develops products that are designed with IT administrators in mind. The Company´s solutions take the cost and complexity out of infrastructure maintenance for growing business demands. Netwrix Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Paramus, NJ. For more information please visit: www.netwrix.com

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