Secure Copy Eases Data Migration Challenges for IT Administrators

Quest Software solution adds new migration reports, updated user interface.

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Quest Software, Inc. has folded ScriptLogic Corporation’s Secure Copy into its set of products and released version 6, a powerful, comprehensive, data migration and management solution that automates the copying of data between file servers without the use of agents or scripts. Secure Copy also enables the copying of files and folders, NTFS permissions, file shares, local users and groups, and compression settings.

IT administrators rely on Secure Copy to complete data and permissions migrations during server upgrades, and simplify server consolidations or facilitate organizational moves to NAS or SAN devices. Secure Copy is the core of an array of Quest Software products that, used together, streamline the entire data migration and management process, covering pre-migration analysis; reporting and cleanup tasks; post-migration verification and reporting; as well as ongoing data management and maintenance.

Secure Copy 6.0 includes new enhancements so the product can accommodate strategic initiatives within demanding IT environments. New features include:

  • Logging and reporting: Secure Copy expands the functionality with new pre-defined reports, available in various view output formats, and provides detailed information about migration tasks with a click of the mouse. A new dashboard, more detailed summary, and Logs views assist IT administrators by providing a better, more easily accessible snapshot of migration projects.

  • Job management: Enhances job management by providing an improved user experience along with a re-designed user interface and job-option categories. These new features provide an easier way for an IT administrator to confidently manage specific job options for a given migration.

  • Copy performance: Secure Copy now works with Volume Shadow Copy Services so data migrations can begin from a fixed point in time with a snapshot state, enabling servers or files to be migrated without taking applications offline, and with less impact to end users. New bandwidth throttling functionality added to the existing, powerful multithreaded engine reduces the potential for possible network performance delays and increases the speed of job to completion. Native 64-bit support further improves migration performance.

Secure Copy 6.0 is available now and priced on a “named-server” basis with discounts available through a network of channel partners. More information, including a free 30-day evaluation of this product and all software solutions from ScriptLogic, is available at www.scriptlogic.com.