ManageEngine ADManager Plus and Desktop Central Named 2013 Community Choice Award Winners by the Windows IT Pro Community


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PLEASANTON, Calif. — November 22, 2013 — ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, announced today that its Active Directory identity and access management software, ADManager Plus, has earned the silver distinction in Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro magazine annual awards program. In addition, the company’s desktop and mobile device management software, Desktop Central, has earned the silver and bronze distinctions in the Windows IT Pro awards program.

ManageEngine was named the 2013 Community Choice Silver Award winner in the “Best Active Directory/Group Policy Product” category for ADManager Plus. The company was also named the 2013 Community Choice Silver Award winner in the “Best Deployment/Configuration Product” category and Bronze Award winner in the “Best Patch Management Product” category for Desktop Central. According to Windows IT Pro, the 2013 Community Choice Awards represent the cream of the crop in the various markets the magazine covers.

“Participation in our 2013 Community Choice awards was excellent,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor at Penton. “Our Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, and DevPro awards programs are unique in that the product-nomination process is open to readers. We don’t just present a predefined list of products and services, thereby limiting scope. Instead, the community both nominates and votes for the best products of the year, ensuring a nice breadth of inclusion in the surveys. Our winners have earned a unique honor to stand out among their peers as winners of our Community Choice Awards.”

Speaking for the ADManager Plus team, Manikandan Thangaraj, director of product management, ManageEngine, said, “It’s quite an honor to win this award for the third time in a row. By voting us a winner again, the IT community has spoken for us, about our consistency in delivering solutions to the ever-changing market needs. We thank our family of clientele and the IT community for this distinction. We humbly dedicate this award to our clientele, whose support and feedback help us enhance our product every year.”

Commenting on behalf of the Desktop Central team, Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product management, ManageEngine, said, “We are thrilled with this announcement. Customer satisfaction has been a priority, and it will always remain so. This award by Windows IT Pro magazine validates our approach and commitment towards the IT management domain. We would like to carry the same trust and deliver the solutions that address the challenges faced by the IT team.”

For more information on ManageEngine, please visit; follow the company blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.

About Windows IT Pro

The Windows IT Pro community is the heartbeat of the Windows IT world — a gathering of people, content and resources focused on Microsoft Windows technologies and applications. It’s a “community” in every sense, bringing an independent, uncensored voice to IT managers, network and systems administrators, developers, systems analysts, CIOs, CTOs, and other technologists at companies worldwide. Visit today to learn more.
About Penton Media

As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

About ADManager Plus

ADManager Plus is a web-based Windows Active Directory management and reporting solution that helps AD administrators and help desk technicians accomplish their day-to-day activities. With an intuitive, easy-to-use user interface, ADManager Plus handles a variety of complex tasks and generates an exhaustive list of AD Reports, some of which are an essential requirement to satisfy compliance audits. For more information on ManageEngine ADManager Plus, visit

About Desktop Central

Desktop Central is web-based server, desktop management and mobile device management software that helps in managing thousands of servers/desktops/mobile devices from a central location. It automates the complete desktop management and mobile device management lifecycle ranging from a simple system configuration to complex software deployment. With its network-neutral architecture, the administrator can easily manage desktops/servers in any Windows networks like Active Directory, Workgroup or other directory services. For more information on ManageEngine Desktop Central, visit

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 72,000 established and emerging enterprises — including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 — rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit; follow the company blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.


ManageEngine is a trademark of Zoho Corp. All other brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Tags: ManageEngine, real-time IT, Zoho, Desktop Central, ADManager Plus, Windows IT Pro, Windows Active Directory, desktop management, mobile device management, IT management, application performance management, user experience monitoring, cloud, virtualization, network management, server management

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