Communications provisioning and management solutions developer Ensim (www.ensim.com) announced on Tuesday it has added significant enhancements to Ensim Unify SharePoint Manager, including automated provisioning of SharePoint sites, permissions management and SharePoint group management.
Launched in July as part of Ensim Unify Enterprise Edition’s suite of integrated tools, SharePoint Manager supports both SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010, providing enhanced provisioning, management automation and compliance capabilities for Microsoft’s SharePoint Server 2010.
It has become increasingly critical managing the functionality of SharePoint while effectively meeting security and compliance requirements.
Ensim Unify SharePoint Manager ensures that when users are provisioned and managed, business and policy objectives are met on a secure, cost-effective basis.
One of the key enhancements for Ensim Unify SharePoint Manager is the automated provisioning of SharePoint sites, including site collection and sub-sites.
This allows administrators to centralize administration of SharePoint and implement chargeback mechanisms if needed.
Permissions management manages user permissions on different SharePoint sites, enabling them to meet compliance goals by providing an accurate picture of who has access to each area.
Finally, SharePoint group management allows employees to add themselves to SharePoint groups based on IT policy.
“Organizations are taking a more holistic approach to SharePoint service delivery by aiming to meet security and compliance objectives without disrupting ongoing business processes whether it’s on premise or in the cloud,” said Scott Young, vice president of marketing and product management at Ensim. “Our customers expect management automation software to quickly connect to the most appropriate service delivery infrastructure, including cloud-based SharePoint solutions. Our goal is to allow flexible service delivery while ensuring that security and compliance goals are met throughout overall management processes.”