Aelita Enterprise Directory Manager Wins Windows & .NET Magazine Readers’ Choice Award

Aelita product named Best User and Directory Management Tool

Columbus, OH (September 16, 2003) – Aelita Enterprise Directory Manager (EDM) was selected as the Best User and Directory Management Tool by the readers of Windows & .NET Magazine in the publication’s second annual Readers’ Choice Awards, announced today. Readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in 16 broad technology categories. More than 7,700 readers chose the best among more than 950 products and services.

“We know that peer recommendations are important to our readership,” said Dave Bernard, custom media editorial director, Windows & .NET Magazine. “The Windows & .NET Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards were developed as a way for readers to choose and recommend the best technology products in the industry. Receiving this award is an industry seal of approval.”

“Few people know more about the best values in Windows technology products and services than Windows & .NET Magazine readers – the people who actually do the buying on behalf of their organizations. By voting for the most outstanding products, IT professionals have rewarded excellence in the Windows technology market,” said Janet Robbins, editor-in-chief, Windows & .NET Magazine.

Aelita Enterprise Directory Manager provides a secure “rules & roles” management platform for Active Directory and Exchange. EDM automates administrative tasks, simplifies the management of delegation rights, and facilitates the integration of Active Directory with other data sources, such as human resource applications. Unlike first-generation tools, which required schema extensions, EDM maintains the integrity of Active Directory, even in the largest implementations, by requiring no schema extensions and by keeping Access Control Lists (ACLs) small, efficient, and always up-to-date. EDM offers flexible, granular access control to better fit administrators’ roles, while rules-based policies ensure that every administrative action taken is consistent with an organization’s security standards.

As one reader commented about the Aelita product, “Another excellent benefit of this tool means I have reduced the user-creation process down to seconds instead of 40 minutes.”

About Penton Media

First published in 1995, Windows & .NET Magazine is the editorial leader in its field. Since its inception it has grown into an information network that includes the magazine, three print newsletters, 14 direct-request email newsletters, web sites and in-person events such as web seminars, road shows, trade shows and conferences. The magazine has a paid subscription base of 102,000; over 1.5 million IT professionals are reached through the Windows & .NET Magazine Network every month. The magazine is published in 13 languages and has an international reach into 160 countries.

About Aelita Software

Aelita Software specializes in the secure management and migration of Windows-centric IT environments. Aelita’s products offer efficient control of Windows, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange and .NET infrastructures through the secure management of migration and deployment, administration and provisioning, operations and security, and backup and recovery. These technically advanced products are engineered to reduce administrative workload, increase operational security and minimize system downtime. Aelita is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, as well as an HP OpenView Solution Alliance Partner. Aelita Software is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, with offices worldwide. Contact Aelita at 800.263.0036 or visit

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