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Since we last looked at Enterprise Configuration Manager (ECM) about three years ago, Configuresoft has improved its value to enterprises seeking to survive in a complex regulatory compliance environment. ECM provides a centralized view into the configuration of managed servers and workstations, and the ability to initiate changes.
ECM ships with a variety of compliance templates that you can modify to suit enterprise-specific requirements. You can also create exceptions.
You can monitor and manage a variety of system configuration elements, including disk usage, file system attributes, registry entries, installed software, local and domain accounts, service accounts and logging policies. It can also monitor application settings for SQL Server and Internet Information Services (IIS). New in this release, ECM includes help desk integration for Remedy.
ECM automatically tracks changes in the environment and can distinguish between changes made through the ECM interface and otherwise (for example, by a locally logged-in administrator). The change management workflow allows administrators to reconcile changes as authorized, out-of-band or noise.
This was first published in July 2008