Ensim Announces Immediate Availability of Lync Manager 2013

Supports Enhanced Unified Communications Features of Microsoft Lync 2013 for Enterprise and Service Provider Users

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Ensim Corporation, a leading provider of automation and orchestration solutions for on-boarding, service catalog, provisioning, and management of users and organizations with business applications and services, today announced the availability of Ensim Lync Manager, part of the company's extensive suite of Service Connectors, which enables all of the functionality of the Ensim Automation Suite platform to be fully leveraged to provide an extensive set of features to manage the entire user life cycle such as ordering, activation, usage, rating, and billing / charge back / show back of Microsoft Lync accounts.

Microsoft Lync is the go-to solution to meet the unified communications needs of large enterprises, as well as service providers enabling SMBs, with features such as IM, Presence, Web Conferencing, and VoIP. With the 2013 release, Microsoft has made substantial enhancements to Lync, making it easier to facilitate Lync Meetings, deliver higher-quality video to a wider range of endpoints using H.264 SVC, enable better mobility features, and integration with Skype features, all via a more intuitive user interface.

Ensim Automation Suite (formerly Ensim Unify) is a fully integrated end-to-end solution that can be deployed on a modular basis and is available in single and multi-tenant versions to meet enterprise and service provider requirements. User self-service, IT Administration, extensive logging and control capabilities to ensure security and compliance, and configurable notifications, are standard features of the Ensim platform, via an easy to use web portal. Ensim Lync Manager easily plugs into the Ensim platform along with Ensim Active Directory Manager and can be deployed quickly to provide administrators with granular control over the critical services provided by Microsoft Lync 2013.

Features and benefits of Ensim Lync Manager include:

  • Single/Bulk onboarding of new or existing users into the Lync eco-system
  • Simple Policy enforcement for single/multiple users
  • Easily plug into custom logic for selection of the voice/DID number
  • Workflow hooks to third party applications to invoke calls
  • Process automation to disable or delete Lync accounts based on usage rules
  • Direct Lync commands to a specific set of Domain Controllers
  • Customization of the SIP URI
  • Self-service web portal for Users and Admins
  • Granular Role Based Delegated Administration
  • Detailed logging and reporting for Audit and Compliance
  • Integrated user provisioning with Microsoft Exchange

"The latest features enabled by Lync 2013 make it an even more critical communications tool for organizations of many shapes and sizes," said David Wippich, CEO of Ensim. "As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with over ten years of experience supporting Microsoft's full suite of solutions, we enable our enterprise and service provider customers to effectively leverage the most advanced functionality of Lync 2013."

Ensim Lync Manager is available immediately from Ensim and its resellers worldwide. For additional information, please visit http://go.ensim.com/l/7572/2011-08-12/5CP9 or call 1-877-MY-ENSIM or 1-408-496-3700 from outside North America.

About Ensim

Founded in 1998, Ensim is a leading provider of solutions to automate on-boarding, orchestration, provisioning, and management of users and organizations with business applications, services, and infrastructure in private, public, and hybrid clouds. Ensim has over 5,000,000 seats deployed worldwide and is used by over 20,000 small, medium, and large sized organizations and government agencies through service providers, system integrators, MSPs, and resellers. Key modules include ordering, service catalog, provisioning, user entitlement, operations management, pricing and rating, reporting, and billing. For additional information, visit http://www.ensim.com