ManageEngine at VMworld 2012: Reducing Risks, Right Here, Right Now

VMworld US 2012: ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced its plans for VMworld® 2012 to help and advise IT managers seeking to reduce risks associated with adoption of today’s virtual and cloud technologies.

  • Password Manager Pro now manages privileged passwords for VMware vSphere®
  • IT360 gains VMware vCenter™ Server support, revealing deeper insight into VMware vSphere server deployments
  • Applications Manager adds capacity planning reports to virtualization monitoring
  • OpManager implements beta version of memory resizing option

Password Manager Pro, IT360, Applications Manager and OpManager lead ManageEngine efforts to mitigate security, performance and operation risks that can threaten virtual, cloud and physical infrastructure and ultimately degrade end-user experience. ManageEngine will demonstrate its integrated IT management suite in booth #2340 at VMworld, being held at Moscone Center in San Francisco, August 26–30, 2012.

Without the proper IT management controls, overburdened administrators struggle to manage the heterogeneous, multi-vendor infrastructure. Now, security concerns are emerging due to recent hacks into high-profile companies. While weak passwords make easy targets for hackers, the explosion of virtual assets gives hackers more targets to attack. However, without effective password management practices, strong passwords simply add to the IT department’s overall burden.

“The VMworld 2012 theme is ‘right here, right now’ to reflect advances in the virtualization and cloud computing landscape,” said Raj Sabhlok, president of ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corp. “These advances, though, don’t necessarily eliminate related risks. Performance and security concerns go hand in hand with any technology, whether it’s emerging or established. At ManageEngine, our job is to mitigate those risks as effectively as possible to ensure IT organizations can give their customers the best possible user experience, from application availability to information security, in virtual, cloud and physical environments.”

ManageEngine Highlights at VMworld 2012

At VMworld, ManageEngine will demonstrate products and profile use cases that address today’s security concerns as well as ongoing operational challenges.

  • Password Manager Pro is a secure vault for storing and managing shared sensitive information, such as passwords, documents and digital identities of enterprises. Password Manager Pro eliminates password fatigue and security lapses, automates frequent password changes required in critical systems, provides preventive and detective security controls and meets security audits and regulatory compliance, such as SOX, HIPAA and PCI. At the show, ManageEngine will be demonstrating how Password Manager Pro improves data center operations by now managing privileged passwords for VMware vSphere®.
  • The IT360 dashboard provides CIOs and IT managers a 360-degree view across IT to proactively monitor performance. It is designed to monitor and manage IT infrastructures for medium and large enterprises, and it adds a business context to monitoring IT resources to help the various stakeholders understand the impact of downtimes on the business. IT360 comprises network performance, server and application performance, database performance, and end-user experience management. ManageEngine will be at the show to announce and demonstrate the latest release of IT360, including VMware vCenter™ Server support for deeper visibility into VMware vSphere deployments.
  • Applications Manager helps businesses ensure high availability and performance for their business applications by ensuring servers and applications have high uptime. At the show, ManageEngine will be demonstrating Applications Manager with the addition of capacity planning reports to its virtualization monitoring. The capacity planning reports cover multi-vendor virtualization platforms as well as servers and applications, helping IT teams prevent performance bottlenecks, optimize resources and maximize the availability of their virtual infrastructure.
  • The new OpManager VMware resource automation feature enables VM administrators to re-size their VMs in accordance with their peak utilization. Using the vCenter APIs, OpManager can now periodically compare each VM’s peak utilization against the allotted resource settings and can automatically re-size the VMs to 10 percent more than the peak utilization, so that the VMs remain lean and fit. At VMworld, OpManager will preview the memory re-sizing option in beta.