Network Automation Launches OEM Program for AutoMate Software; GlobalSCAPE Signs On to Offer New Workflow Engine for EFT Server

January 5, 2009

Los Angeles, January 5, 2009

Network Automation, Inc., today announced an OEM program for its flagship AutoMate product, the only software platform that automates hundreds of business and IT processes via drag-and-drop without the need to write code. AutoMate's functionality can now be embedded into any IT or business software package - including network/system monitoring products, job schedulers, and integration platforms - to eliminate repetitive manual processes and accelerate information flows across the enterprise or supply chain. 

The company's first OEM partner is GlobalSCAPE, a provider of managed file transfer products enabling secure exchange of critical information over public networks. AutoMate powers the new Advanced Workflow Engine add-on module for GlobalSCAPE's EFT (Enhanced File Transfer) Server, a secure file transfer solution that provides businesses with a value-added alternative to leased lines, VANs, VPNs and homegrown systems.

Using AutoMate's intuitive drag-and-drop task-building interface, the Advanced Workflow Engine enables GlobalSCAPE's customers to easily build complex workflows that leverage and extend EFT Server's core functionality. File transfers can now become part of a larger, cost-saving process that includes rule-based file automation (copy, move, delete, compression, encryption, synchronization, etc.); automated data extraction (including XML parsing and Microsoft Excel integration); automated database integration (SQL Server, Oracle, mySQL or any ODBC-compliant database); and more - all without coding or scripting. 

"EFT Server has always offered more than basic file transfer, but partnering with Network Automation allows us to transform the product into a file-related business process automation platform," said Tim Barton, Vice President and team leader of EFT Server products for GlobalSCAPE. "The Advanced Workflow Engine module will save our customers both time and money as they develop workflows to streamline and automate complex processes involving file transfer."

"Our OEM program gives software vendors an opportunity to add significant value to their products. This is clearly illustrated in the GlobalSCAPE partnership," said Dustin Snell, CEO of Network Automation. "Instead of selling point solutions, vendors can now offer a complete platform for automating virtually any operation related to their core product without requiring programming expertise. This offers a strong competitive advantage for software solutions of many kinds."

AutoMate enables IT staff to quickly and easily build tasks that streamline and automate batch file processing, application integration, job scheduling, database transactions, FTP transfers, Excel functions, Active Directory operations, and beyond. All actions are pre-programmed and all tasks are described in plain English, enabling configuration by IT staff without programming skills. Workflow sequences are assembled by selecting tasks from a menu and dragging and dropping them in their logical execution order.

The new OEM version can be easily embedded into other software products and is available immediately from Network Automation.

About HelpSystems

HelpSystems, LLC is a leading provider of systems and network management, security and compliance, and business intelligence solutions. HelpSystems software reduces data center costs by improving operational control and delivery of IT services. Founded in 1982, the company has 14 offices worldwide and more than 9,000 customers from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, HelpSystems sells its solutions directly and through strategic partners worldwide. The company is backed by Summit Partners, a leading growth equity investor in the software sector with nearly $15 billion of capital under management.

HelpSystems brands include: Robot, SEQUEL Software, PowerTech, Skybot Software, Bytware, Safestone, CCSS, InterMapper, ShowCase and AutoMate. Learn more at www.helpsystems.com.

Press Contact

HelpSystems
Mike Devine
+1 952-563-1696
Email

Recent News

News
September 21, 2018

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Has Recognized Heim as a Winner of Its Annual Leadership Award

News
September 11, 2018

HelpSystems was selected by analyst firm EMA as a top PAM vendor in the “EMA Top 3 Report: Ten Priorities for Enabling Secure Access to Enterprise IT Resources” for its BoKS ServerControl identity, account and privileged access management platform

News
September 10, 2018

Long-time security expert, Pat Botz, recently joined HelpSystems. Botz goes way back in the computer industry. He wrote the Basic compiler and CAD tools for Control Data supercomputers and then lead the development of CAD tools for its AIX workstation line three decades ago. He eventually became a lead security architect for the IBM i platform, and left Big Blue a number of years ago to start his own security firm, Botz & Associates. Dan sat down to have a chat with Chris Heim, chief executive officer of HelpSystems, and John Vanderwall, vice president and business unit manager for security services at the company, as well as Botz, who now has a senior security services consultant position at the company.