Announcements and Recent News
ADsecurity provides Microsoft Active Directory Administrators tools to maintain a secure network
(Edgewater, MD – 012.27.2007) Javelina Software, LLC, today announced the addition of a new product, ADsecurity™, a set of tools specifically designed to help IT administrators manage their network security. With ADsecurity’s reports and tools administrators have the ability to locate, document, and repair security rights in an Active Directory network.
ADsecurity contains dozens of pre-configured reports with the ability to report on Security rights for Files and Shares, Active Directory Objects, and Exchange Mailboxes: the exact information needed to comply with government regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Increasing network security is a top priority for many companies. It is imperative for large companies to maintain a separation of data. Human Resource files contain personal data that should only be accessed by an HR representative and most companies don’t want open access to their accounting files. With ADsecurity IT administrators can pull up a report that will document who has access to what folders and files. Prior to ADsecurity many administrators spent hours fumbling with spreadsheets and screenshots to document who has access to a particular folder and now it takes seconds. And to make the reporting process even more convenient, all reports can be scheduled to run automatically and even e-mailed automatically, via SMTP or Exchange, making it easy for administrators to relay the information to auditors.
ADsecurity also includes several tools to analyze and clean network ACLs. These tools can scan through the ACLs on Files, Shares and Active Directory Objects and find empty or missing ACLs, invalid or deleted SIDs in ACEs, and several other common security problems. And, many of these problems can be automatically corrected with the very same tools.
Javelina software continues to prove through ADsecurity that they are serious about helping IT administrators manage their everyday tasks such as network security. “We pride ourselves in providing the tools necessary for Active Directory administrators to effectively manage their network.” states David Ritchie, President of Javelina Software.
Updated tools include automated tasks that raise Microsoft Active Directory Administrators productivity to a new level
(Edgewater, MD – 09.27.2007) Javelina Software, LLC, today announced the upgrade of all ADtoolkit Elements from v3.0 to v4.0.ADtoolkit Elements provide the task specific tools necessary for administrators to manage bulk processing of Active Directory (AD).This latest upgrade, based on the award winning ADtoolkit v4.0 engine, contains a host of new features and tools enabling administrators to comply with the growing demands in managing Active Directory.
With the enhanced scheduling and importing, Active Directory administrators can now schedule tools and reports to run at a predefined time in order to keep up with daily employee changes. For example, an HR department might update a file every time a new employee is hired. This data could then be imported by the Add Users tool, which was previously scheduled to run once an hour or once a day. Thus, new user accounts are created automatically and the Active Directory administrator needed only to schedule the process.
The updated Elements also provide greater functionality with the addition of multi domain support, Vista support, Exchange 2007 support, enhanced e-mail support, and tons of new reports, including reports on local admins, locked out users, password expiration dates, logon hours, and much more.
ADtoolkit Elements continue to provide administrators with the specific tools they need to better manage the demanding tasks of Active Directory. David Ritchie, President of Javelina Software states, “We are excited about the impact this new release will have on easing administrator’s workloads in Active Directory and increasing their daily productivity. We love it when our customers tell us that with our product they completed a task in less than an hour that would have taken them weeks.”
ADtoolkit’s new release streamlines Active Directory Administrators heavy work loads while providing AD and file share security reporting
(Edgewater, MD - 3.12.2007) Javelina Software, LLC, announced today the release of ADtoolkit v4.0, the essential tool set for Active Directory administrators. ADtoolkit helps administer user, group, computer, contact, and security tasks, all with bulk task execution and streamlined configuration. By working closely with their customers, Javelina Software has refined ADtoolkit into a powerful product that has become a necessity for administrators striving to complete their daily tasks in Microsoft’s Active Directory.
ADtoolkit v4.0, which now contains over 35 individual tools and scores of reports, has been greatly improved with the addition of dozens of customer requested enhancements. Some of the more notable enhancements include: security reporting, complex scheduling, multi-domain support, SMTP email support, PDF format for reports, auto-emailing of reports and output files, and numerous new reports for OUs, printers, local admins, locked out users, password expiration dates, logon hours, and much, much more.
ADtoolkit’s new security reporting tools provide an in-depth look at the security of a network: the exact information needed to comply with government regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley. Administrators can now report on Active Directory security, file and share security, as well as Exchange mailbox security, all with pre-configured reports. With these reports IT management can easily identify and address areas of risk.
The complex scheduling provided in this version of ADtoolkit allows Active Directory administrators to schedule tools or reports to run on a re-occurring basis – helping the administrator to keep up with employee changes that occur every day in business. For example, the HR department might update a file every time a new employee is hired. This data would then be imported by the Add Users tool, which was previously scheduled to run once an hour or once a day. Thus, new user accounts are created automatically and the ctive Directory administrator needed only to schedule the process. The administrator has this burden lifted and is able to focus on more important tasks, the new employee is ready to get started, and the company just saved on manpower hours for the administrator and downtime for the new employee.
Javelina software continues to prove through ADtoolkit v4.0 that they are serious about streamlining Microsoft Active Directory’s daily processes and providing administrators with the necessary tools to handle their growing business needs. “Our goal has always been to ease the Active Directory administrator from the burden of these time consuming tasks” states David Ritchie, President of Javelina Software, “we listen to our customers and continue to enhance our product accordingly.”
Task specific tools easily move objects in bulk within Microsoft® Active Directory®
(Edgewater, MD – 12.08.2005) Javelina Software, LLC, today announced ADtoolkit Elements™ v3.0, the task specific tools that facilitate bulk processing of Active Directory® (AD) tasks. ADtoolkit Elements includes major updates to ADreporter, ADusers, ADgroups and ADcontacts. Additionally, specific enhancements were added to the ADtoolkit Elements that were recently released in ADtoolkit v3.0, our award winning solution that ensures expedient management of tasks essential to the administration of Active Directory.
ADtoolkit Elements v3.0 include the ability to move, in bulk, the core objects in Active Directory. Upon upgrading to v3.0, users will easily select and move objects in bulk, such as users, groups, and contacts by selecting a new Organizational Unit.
Additionally, new features have been added to ADreporter. For example, it now provides the ability to report on Nested Members of a group. It also now includes the ability to report on the Deleted Items Folder Size for users with an Exchange mailbox. Administrators can now use ADreporter to send report results to other users via Exchange email. The report outputs have also been enhanced to include copy and paste capabilities.
High compliments come from Jeff Doe, Network Administrator for Faegre and Benson LLP, “Last Logon data is usually the type of information that is hard to get without lengthy steps, but ADreporter now provides a Common Property for it. Now all I have to do is select that common property and run a report to find out last logon information for each DC in the domain.”
In addition to these major upgrades, we’ve made general updates to bring ADtoolkit Elements v3.0 up to date with the features offered in ADtoolkit v3.0. ADtoolkit Elements provide administrators with the task specific tools they need to do their jobs more efficiently. “The new Move tools add more value to the already feature rich and affordable ADtoolkit Elements” states David Ritchie, President.
(Edgewater, MD - 1.31.2005) Javelina Software, LLC, today announced the release of ADtoolkit v3.0. ADtoolkit ensures simplified, expedient management of tasks essential to the administration of Active Directory (AD) and now includes a new set of tools designed to easily move in bulk, users, groups, contacts and computer accounts within Active Directory Organizational Units. In addition ADtoolkit v3.0 includes many customer requested enhancements that expand the capability of the current tools.
“We’re glad to see partners like Javelina Software offering products that further enhance Microsoft Active Directory operations,” said David Martinez, a Technical Product Manager in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corp. “ADtoolkit is a first-rate solution for Active Directory administrators who want to save time and money by performing their AD tasks in bulk.”
ADtoolkit’s new move tools will arm Active Directory administrators with the ability to keep up with the changes that occur every day in business. Administrators will not need to spend extra time writing extensive scripts to keep up with these changes.
In addition to the new move tools in ADtoolkit v3.0, there are many enhancements to the current tools that are also customer driven. One of these new features is the ability to copy information from the report output screens and paste it into the other ADtoolkit tools, such as Modify User. For example, by generating a report of a list of soon to expire users, admins can right click to copy the resulting list of user names, and then paste it directly into the grid on the Modify Users tool. Simply set a new expiration date, and run the tool to quickly make changes to the entire list.
“We are constantly improving upon ADtoolkit with time saving methods like this” states David Ritchie, President of Javelina Software, “Our customers tell us that they love the bulk operations ADtoolkit provides and they continue to provide us with feedback to make our product even better.” There are many new features in ADtoolkit v3.0 that enhance its capability to do even more in bulk. ADtoolkit gives busy administrators the tools they need to accomplish their everyday tasks more efficiently.