ScriptLogic Releases Dramatic Performance Improvements in Secure Copy 4.0 Server Migration Solution

Enhancements such as multi-threaded copying and automatic retry of failed jobs streamline Windows NT to Active Directory migrations and storage consolidation

Boca Raton, FL -- March 14, 2005 -- ScriptLogic® Corporation, a leader in network administration software for Microsoft® Windows®-based networks, today announced the availability of Secure Copy 4.0, the next generation of the Company’s powerful and comprehensive data migration solution that automates data replication between Windows NT/2000/2003 servers without agents or scripts while maintaining the NTFS file permissions and other security information associated with the data. Secure Copy 4.0 features an enhanced user interface and a new multi-threaded engine to maximize performance when executing copy jobs on large quantities of servers, and provides IT administrators with the ability to request the automatic retry of failed copy jobs.

Secure Copy 4.0’s new multi-threaded copying process simplifies and shortens migration projects, providing the fastest copying performance available on the market. In addition, Secure Copy 4.0 provides IT administrators with the granular level of control they have come to expect from ScriptLogic products. Secure Copy 4.0 not only copies files and folders, but it also migrates NTFS permissions, file shares, file share permissions, local users and groups, and compression settings.

Brian Small, Vice President of Product Development at ScriptLogic, notes that “With the new performance improvements, IT administrators can set a migration job and forget it, removing the headaches associated with the transfer of security settings and other important data characteristics. Secure Copy 4.0 will be especially well-received by industries -- such as government, financial services, health care, and defense -- that want to keep their file server technology up-to-date but are highly sensitive to security concerns.”

"Secure Copy 4.0 saves significant time for our hosted customers by automating the data transfer from Windows NT servers to a Windows 2003 NAS or SAN solution," said Marc Toste, Director of Sales, IT Weapons, Inc. "When an IT Weapons customer needed to move all IT infrastructure for 500 employees from a corporate server to our data center, the migration took hours, not weeks thanks to Secure Copy."

Streamlining Significant IT Projects

With the improvements to Secure Copy 4.0, the solution is ideal to address a number of high-level challenges affecting IT administrators:

  • Windows NT4 to Active Directory Migration: Secure Copy 4.0 automates the hardest part of migration from NT4 to Windows 2000/2003 servers by correlating NT4 file security data to user and group accounts in the new Active Directory environment and, where necessary, creating user/group accounts in AD to correspond to local user/group accounts on the source server. This typically saves days or weeks of manual effort.

  • Server Consolidation on Network-Attached Storage (NAS) or a Storage Area Network (SAN): Organizations are increasingly consolidating files onto larger centralized storage systems, and the file permissions assigned to local users and groups need to be migrated correctly as part of this process. Unlike other migration solutions, Secure Copy can transfer the permissions of files and folders owned by many different users without costly and delay-prone manual intervention.

  • Data Replication: Secure Copy 4.0 speeds up the data replication process between locations or onto back-up servers as a preparation for disaster recovery, and ensures that security on backup file servers is identical to that on the primary file server.

Secure Copy 4.0 is the latest addition to ScriptLogic’s award-winning suite of products designed to streamline desktop, server and Active Directory management tasks within the Windows enterprise.

Pricing and Availability

Secure Copy 4.0 is available immediately and is sold on a “named server” basis­licenses are sold for every source and destination server. Term-based or time-limited licenses are available for enterprises addressing short-term projects. Secure Copy 4.0 is available through ScriptLogic's global network of reseller partners. A free 30-day evaluation copy of Secure Copy is available at Secure Copy customers with current maintenance agreements will receive a complimentary upgrade.

About ScriptLogic

ScriptLogic Corporation is a worldwide leader in network administration software for Microsoft Windows-based networks. ScriptLogic’s award winning suite of desktop, server, and Active Directory management products allows network administrators to proactively save time, increase security, and maintain regulatory compliance. Contact ScriptLogic at (561) 886-2400 or via the Web at