AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — July 6, 2005 — Today at Tech•Ed 2005 Europe, Microsoft Corp.’s annual flagship European technical education conference for developers and IT professionals, Sybari Software Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, announced general availability of the Sybari Antigen management pack for Microsoft® Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. The management pack provides critical performance and availability data through the MOM 2005 console for Sybari’s Antigen for Microsoft Exchange and Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and enables IT administrators to rapidly identify and manage potential threats to the security of their network.
“Our customers have told us that they want a way to centrally manage and monitor server performance, availability and security, so we are excited to offer customers closer integration between Sybari Antigen and MOM 2005,” said Joe Licari, vice president of product management for Sybari. “Now corporations can extend their use of MOM 2005 and Antigen to better ensure that critical servers and applications are available and secure.”
MOM 2005 and MOM 2005 management packs are key deliverables of Microsoft’s Dynamic Systems Initiative, a commitment from Microsoft and industry partners to help IT customers capture and use knowledge to design more manageable systems and automate ongoing operations.
Antigen Management Pack for MOM
The Sybari Antigen management pack for MOM 2005 allows administrators to better incorporate and correlate anti-virus and anti-spam events, providing centralized control and helping ensure high levels of system performance and network security. In addition to monitoring anti-virus and anti-spam application performance and server availability, the Antigen management pack collects key scan rate and detection statistics. Administrators can correlate this information with other information aggregated through the MOM 2005 console to help identify security threats and responses for their Windows® networks and Exchange servers. The Antigen management pack also enables MOM 2005 console users to initiate Antigen scan engine updates, manual scan jobs and configuration changes on remotely managed servers.
Alexander Fischer, chief of IT infrastructure at Koehler Paper, said Sybari Antigen management pack for MOM 2005 helps enable greater efficiencies. “Our Windows Server™ 2003 server farm has over 70 machines with a small staff of IT experts to manage it; consequently, being as efficient as possible is important. To accomplish this, we rely on MOM Server 2005 with Sybari’s Antigen Management Pack to carry out proactive network management and ensure the security of our electronic communication,” said Fischer.
“The ability to continuously monitor malicious events and engine updates on a network is a critical but often overlooked task for anti-virus solutions. Sybari’s Antigen management pack for MOM 2005 helps enable our clients to integrate security monitoring with the rest of the Microsoft platform, greatly simplifying the process,” said Craig Baltzer, director of Microsoft partnerships at CNC Global Ltd.
More information about Microsoft, Sybari and Antigen is available at http://www.microsoft.com/messagingsecurity.
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