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Imanami Publishes Active Directory Group Management For Dummies, Imanami Special Edition

Imanami, the leader in Group Lifecycle Management solutions for Microsoft® Active Directory®, announced today the publication of Active Directory Group Management For Dummies, Imanami Special Edition. For Dummies® is the world’s bestselling reference series and a Wiley brand. The book, offered free on Imanami’s website, is an educational guide that simplifies the management of Active Directory Groups. It is written specifically for administrators, IT professionals, HR, Finance and others in medium to large enterprises faced with the massive challenge associated with provisioning and maintaining up-to-date user lists and groups in Microsoft Windows-based IT environments.

“Without a way to automate and simplify Active Directory group management, businesses are exposing themselves to serious security breaches and direct hits on productivity,” said Robert Haaverson, founder and chief executive officer at Imanami. “It’s not a matter of if; it’s a matter of when that disaster hits. By automating the process using Imanami’s solutions, IT can easily and effectively manage groups and lists, directly delivering improved security and increased productivity across the board.”

Microsoft Active Directory is a database directory service used to store user logon, group and configuration information. Users are provisioned into groups and lists to assist companies with managing the flow of information and security access policies based on a predefined set of user attributes. While Microsoft provides minimal tools for Active Directory administration to its licensees, the process is often cumbersome, fraught with manual and complex management needs across multiple systems. With GroupID, Imanami’s flagship solution, Imanami has drastically improved these tools to make it easy to manage groups more proactively, and with significantly less effort. This capability ensures that the right information is accessible to the right people, at the right time.

Prevent Security and Productivity Hits

Companies across all industries are recognizing the inherent security risks and productivity hits associated with out-of-date user groups and lists in Active Directory. Project groups are formed and disbanded and employees are promoted, reassigned or leave the company. Imanami automates the process of updating user profiles and group lists to ensure that these changes are updated automatically in active directory so that ex-employees don't have access to internal company data.

"Today's IT departments are faced with the enormous challenge of provisioning and maintaining up-to-date lists and groups in Windows-based IT environments — yet there is no support to explain how this can be done effectively," said David Palmer, Brand Director, For Dummies, at Wiley. "As with all of our For Dummies books, this new Active Directory Group Management For Dummies, Imanami Special Edition, solves that problem and fills a critical need that is so widespread in the industry."

Active Directory Group Management For Dummies, Imanami Special Edition provides readers with an overview of Active Directory and Active Directory Groups to help enterprises solve their group management issues. Organized in five easy-to-read chapters, the book explores the basics of Active Directory, how Active Directory groups are leveraged to provide security including how authentication and authorization work, common and traditional tools used to manage groups, and how to use Imanami’s Group ID tool to create and manage groups with dynamic membership and hierarchical dynasties.

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About Imanami:

Imanami is the leader in Group Lifecycle Management solutions for Microsoft® Active Directory®. The company’s GroupID software suite empowers IT professionals with the tools needed to effectively and automatically provision and manage users; ensuring that an organization’s information always gets to the right people at the right time. With GroupID by Imanami, Groups are never out of date. As a result, IT professionals can improve their productivity, companies can keep their valuable information secure, and users can quickly and easily solve common problems independently. Founded in 2001, Imanami is privately held and is headquartered in Livermore, CA.

About For Dummies®

After 20 years, more than 250 million copies printed, and millions of e-books downloaded, For Dummies is the world's bestselling reference series, well known for enriching people's lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Loyal customers around the globe agree that For Dummies is "more than a publishing phenomenon … [it is] a sign of the times," [The New York Times]. With more than 1,800 active topics covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, For Dummies is dedicated to Making Everything Easier. The For Dummies brand presence continues to expand wherever there is a need to know, including e-books, mobile apps, e-learning courses, a corporate custom publishing program, a robust consumer website and a licensed product line that includes consumer electronics, culinary, crafts, video, software, musical instrument packs, home improvement, automotive, games, and more. For more information, visit Dummies.com. For Dummies is a Wiley brand.

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