NetIQ Corp. next week will try to get out ahead of the rollout of Microsoft Exchange 2003 with support across its portfolio of Exchange management products, and it will keep pace with new Web developments.
NetIQ has enhanced five tools to support the new Exchange 2003 offering, including a new version of its AppAnalyzer tool for Exchange.
The new Web-based AppAnalyzer for Exchange provides reporting and analysis to better understand Exchange usage. Users can analyze public folder usage and the message content being sent, and it provides chargeback capabilities, according to Scott Hollis, senior director of field marketing for NetIQ in Houston.
The new release supports Outlook Web Access 2003, which can now report on top OWA users, OWA usage by directory attribute, OWA usage by hour and day, and so on.
NetIQ also enhanced its NetIQ Migration Suite to help smooth the transition to Exchange 2003, which requires Microsofts Active Directory and is highly componentized to scale across multiple servers. Other Exchange management tools that support the new messaging release include MailMarshal to monitor and control inappropriate e-mail content; Exchange Administrator for policy-based management of Exchange mailboxes; and AppManager to optimize Exchange server performance and monitor availability.
NetIQ next week will also extend its J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) Web applications management with a new NetIQ AppManager Web Console and new management modules for Linux and Unix.
The new Web console unifies the interface for managing a range of environments, including Linux, Unix and Windows as well as Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers. NetIQ also plans to extend support for Mozilla by years end.
New management modules extend support for managing IBM WebSphere 5.0, BEA WebLogic 8.1, and Oracle and IBM DB2 database servers.
The new Web console is available now, and the new AppAnalyzer 3.0 is due out next month.