FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY, February 13, 2012 – Blackbird Group, Inc. today announced that its Blackbird Management Suite received a strongly positive review from renowned industry expert, Craig Burton. Writing in a recent Product Research Note for KuppingerCole, Burton praised it as a “formidable set of tools for administrators dealing with Microsoft-centric technologies.” Furthermore, he “strongly recommends the use of the Blackbird Management Suite for Microsoft-centric IT environments.”
“We are thrilled to have such a powerful recommendation from Craig Burton and KuppingerCole,” said Morgan Holm, Blackbird Group’s Director of Product Management. “It’s especially gratifying that the praise has come from someone as well-respected and as recognizable as Craig.”
Please visit http://www.blackbird-group.com/craigburton to download a copy of the full report.
The Blackbird Management Suite helps enterprises deal effectively with internal security initiatives and regulatory compliance requirements. It guides IT administrators through the entire identity and access lifecycle, consolidating tasks into a single easy-to-use console. Its unique integrated approach, which now includes Microsoft Azure cloud support, simplifies real-time auditing, compliance reporting, continuous recovery of Active Directory, Windows event management, and access entitlement management.
About Craig Burton
For many years, Craig Burton was responsible for Novell's strategic direction, and became well-known for his inventions, such as: the Network Operating System, Network Services Model, and Hardware Independence for Networking Software, as well as many other innovative networking services. In 1990, he founded The Burton Group, which was acquired in 2010 by Gartner Group. He has been an independent consultant and analyst specializing in Internet Infrastructure since 1997.
KuppingerCole, founded in 2004, is a leading Europe-based analyst company for identity focused information security, both in classical and in cloud environments. KuppingerCole stands for expertise, thought leadership, and a vendor-neutral view on information security market segments.
About the Blackbird Group
A leader in automation and compliance management, the Blackbird Group provides insight for enhanced governance and cost efficiencies across the Microsoft Windows infrastructure. Blackbird’s innovative solutions help organizations make the most of their Windows infrastructure investments through automation and simplified audit, recovery, event management and reporting. The Blackbird Group is a privately held company with more than 15 million seats under management. Its headquarters are located in Manhattan, New York. For more information, please visit www.blackbird-group.com.
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