Micro Focus is pleased to announce the availability of Micro Focus Directory & Resource Administrator 9.2 This release provides important updates and new features to the market including extended support for Microsoft hybrid environments, and performance improvements that simplify product upgrades and ongoing administrative tasks.

Important features of DRA 9.2:

Performance and stability:
DRA 9.2 is the most recent release to address product performance and stability. With this release, DRA improvements are targeted to very large enterprise Active Directory (AD), messaging, and collaboration deployments. All customers will receive value from:

  • Console load time reductions
  • Cache processing time reductions
  • Quicker object searches
  • ActiveView diagnostics

Microsoft Azure private cloud:
This release includes support for customer Azure cloud configurations hosted within highly secure Microsoft data centers. To support these secure cloud deployments, DRA is compliant with the secure environment through adherence with the Defense Information Security Administration (DISA) Windows Server 12 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG).

Broader event coverage:
DRA 9.2 closes an event visibility gap through the introduction of the Unified Change History capability. Change Guardian, a DRA companion product, monitors heterogeneous environments for unauthorized privileged user changes to critical files, systems, and applications within their IT infrastructure. Unified Change History allows DRA admins to retrieve, view, and respond to AD resource changes that are made outside of the DRA full proxy environment, to protect against rogue and improper native change activity. Integrated with Change Guardian in this release, Unified Change History will be expanded over future releases to include information from other SIEM-compliant solutions.

Additional features:
Other features of DRA 9.2 include support for World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 compliance standards, Exchange Administrator managed of Exchange Public Folders, integration with BitLocker full disk encryption to allow for password recovery, web console customization, and automated workflow form and driver extensions.

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