ScriptLogic’s Security Explorer 5.0 Adds Productivity Enhancements to Assist with Management of Compliance and Security

Version 5.0 a fast and comprehensive tool to manage, migrate, search for, and modify Windows server security settings

Boca Raton, FL -- September 12, 2005 -- ScriptLogic® Corporation, a leader in network administration software for Microsoft® Windows®-based networks, today announced the availability of Security Explorer™ 5.0, a comprehensive solution for managing file permissions and Windows server security. New features in Version 5.0 include a multi-threaded architecture which allows administrators to carry out multiple operations at the same time; enhanced migration, search, export, backup and restore capabilities; and an updated, powerful and flexible user interface. Security Explorer version 5.0 increases IT administrator productivity in managing Windows server security and maintaining regulatory compliance.

Management of Windows server security is complex and time-consuming -- especially when handling permissions for the file system (NTFS), printers, the registry, and file shares. ScriptLogic’s Security Explorer takes over where the built-in tools in Windows leave off. The powerful and intuitive solution enables the administrator to search, modify, migrate, export, backup, and restore permissions on Windows NT, 2000 and 2003 servers. With Security Explorer, reducing complex tasks in permissions management can be accomplished in just a few clicks. The solution gives the enterprise administrator the tools they need to quickly identify, document and correct permission problems -- making their security and compliance management job significantly easier.

“With Security Explorer, IT administrators can simplify the management of enterprise-wide file permissions,” said Brian Small, vice president of product development at ScriptLogic Corporation. “The end result is a dramatic improvement in productivity and reliable enforcement of security.”

Security Explorer 5.0’s graphical interface gives the administrator unprecedented speed and power in managing the security of Windows server resources. The benefits are that enterprises can increase security, demonstrate regulatory compliance more easily, and improve the IT department’s productivity.

Increased Security

Security Explorer 5.0 extends network security by now managing printer permissions in addition to NTFS volumes, registry keys, and shares. Version 5.0 can also rapidly backup and restore file, registry, and file share permissions, leading to faster disaster recovery times and tighter security.

For situations where user accounts are moved between domains, or migrated from NT4 to Active Directory, Security Explorer 5.0’s enhanced “Clone” feature now automates the process of creating and updating file permissions to reflect the new user account Security Identifiers (SIDs), making for easier migrations and reduced dependency on potential sources of failure such as domain trust relationships and sIDHistory.

Improved Compliance Reporting

Security Explorer’s permissions management capabilities are clearly a vital part of any compliance management process. In addition, Security Explorer 5.0 offers enhanced logging and reporting detail when cleaning-out permissions from unknown or deleted user accounts, or when exporting permissions data.

Improved Productivity

Version 5.0’s new multi-threaded architecture allows IT administrators to have multiple complex permissions management tasks running simultaneously, dramatically reducing the time taken to carry out a series of security maintenance operations. Additionally, lists of permissions can now be copied and pasted for the fastest and easiest management of security. The new “favorites” feature allows administrators quick access to most-often managed resources, while the inclusion of more Windows Explorer functions into the Security Explorer user interface reduces the need to switch between windows.

“Legislation has forced additional security administration requirements on IT administrators,” said Jim Vigotty, manager of Information Technology at Grace/Mayer Insurance. “A solution that lets you clearly visualize and backup permission settings as well as easily administer those settings on all levels is more than handy, it’s practically a requirement. Security Explorer exceeds that requirement.”

Pricing and Availability

Security Explorer 5.0 is available immediately. The product is priced on a per-server basis with volume discounts available through ScriptLogic’s global network of reseller partners. A free 30-day evaluation of this product and all software solutions from ScriptLogic are available at

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 help empower network administrators to proactively save time, increase security, and maintain regulatory compliance. Reach ScriptLogic at (561)886-2400 or on the Web at

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