Web Hosting Software Firm, Ensim, Enables Largest OCS Deployment

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Santa Clara, California – (The Hosting News) – September 22, 2009 – Provider of change management, user provisioning and access control software, Ensim Unify, is providing provisioning and management for Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS), accelerating the deployment for customers of over 150,000 seats.

Described as currently the largest single OCS installation in North America, in less than 90 days, Ensim’s OCS Manager solved all the major provisioning and management requirements that had delayed the deployment of over 150,000 seats of Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007.

Scott Young, vice president of marketing and product management at Ensim Corporation noted, ”Deployment of OCS 2007 often proves challenging for regulated organizations due to complex user entitlement policies. By deploying Ensim Unify, our customer was able to solve its OCS provisioning and management challenges in less than 90 days, while enforcing the security and compliance policies required for its users. The effectiveness and scalability of Ensim Unify speaks for itself in this case, given the size of the OCS deployment it enabled.”

A number of provisioning obstacles had stopped the customer from gaining the benefits of OCS. These obstacles included support for complex IT security and compliance policies, such as multiple provisioning workflows for different types of employees, multi-level help desk support, and minimizing the burden on IT caused by the manual update process. Ensim delivered a provisioning and management solution that integrated with the customer’s existing directory infrastructure and provisioning policies and supported different provisioning workflows, while automating the hundreds of daily manual updates. It also enabled delegated administration to support multi-level help desk operations, while offering full audit and reporting for these processes.

Ensim Unify Enterprise Edition is a complete, role-based access management solution that can be deployed just for OCS or across the entire unified communications (UC) infrastructure including email, VoIP, conferencing, collaboration, and instant messaging. Ensim’s OCS Manager enables businesses to realize the promise of unified communications without the pain of manual user provisioning and burdensome management. OCS Manager works with existing ID management solutions to allow organizations to take full advantage of all the new OCS 2007 features without imposing a burden on IT.

Key features of Ensim Unify Enterprise Edition OCS Manager include:

  • Ability to Integrate with Complex Provisioning Policies
  • Support for Multiple Provisioning Workflows
  • Automated Maintenance of Daily Manual Updates
  • Full Multi-level Help Desk Support
  • Detailed System Activity and Transaction Logging

David J. Wippich, chairman and CEO at Ensim Corporation remarked, ”The ROI associated with deploying unified communications is significant, but many organizations are stuck at deployment or take on burdensome management tasks after deployment. Ensim Unify enables quick deployment, automation of maintenance tasks, and interoperability that leverages existing investments and policies that can be extended to UC apps like OCS.”

Founded in 1998, Ensim Corporation is the leading provider of user provisioning and access management software. Ensim products are used by service providers and enterprises worldwide to accelerate and enable deployment of integrated solutions, simplify and automate secure management of complex environments, and increase user and IT productivity. Ensim has over two million users under management and is Microsoft Gold Certified.

To learn more about Ensim, please visit: www.ensim.com.

For more information on Ensim Unify Enterprise Edition OCS Manager, please visit: www.ensim.com/products/ensim_unify/OCS.

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