Narrow your search
By acquiring NetPro for $78.7 million, Quest aims to enlarge its offerings in products designed to integrate and manage Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server.
The software provider mimics venture capitalists such as Kleiner Perkins with $9 million in investments from its fund for new, Net-oriented companies.
Novell's investment arm, the Internet Equity Fund, has made a $1 million investment in directory services management provider NetPro. A Novell partner since 1995, NetPro recently completed its second round of equity financing. Novell also has made investments in e-commerce company Evergreen Internet, multicast software company GlobalCast, and directory services company NetVision.
NetPro Computing will introduce a NetWare Loadable Module (NLM) management tool next month that offers administrators centralized control and automated distribution features. Config Central 1.0 eases configuration of servers and updates problem NLM's from a central console. The product supports NetWare 3.12, 4.1, and Green River environments and is currently available in beta form at the company's Web site. Config Central is licensed on a per server basis, with a 10-server pack priced at $499.