SDM Software & Special Operations Software announce strategic partnership
As I've mentioned here before,my company, SDM Software, is focused on making Group Policy a lot easier for folks to manage. Given the criticality of Group Policy as a security and desktop lockdown technology, making sure its healthy and functional has ramifications for the security posture of an organization as well as regulatory compliance aspects. But Group Policy can do a lot more, especially when smart vendors come along and extend its capabilities into new areas. This is exactly what the folks at Special Operations Software in Sweden have been doing for the last few years with their SpecOps Deploy, SpecOps Inventory and SpecOps Password Policy products, the latter of which allows you to have granularity account policy within a given domain, without having to wait for Longhorn.
As a result of the work they've been doing and the synergies between what they are doing and what SDM Software is up to, our two company announced today, a plan to work together to ensure that our products and theirs integrate well and that SDM Software can report on and help troubleshoot Group Policy processing issues with SpecOps' Group Policy extensions.
I've known SpecOps' CTO, Thorbjörn Sjövold, and CEO Robert Lundh since we first met a few years back at IT Forum in Copenhagen. Since then, SpecOps have been doing some very cool stuff to make Group Policy THE configuration management technology for Windows. I'm really happy to announce this partnership and really look forward to some cool stuff coming from us in the near future.