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Acquired byBeyondTrust
Date12/2012

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Websiteblackbird-group.com
Blogblackbird-group.c...
Twitter@BlackbirdGroup
CategorySoftware
Emailinfo@blackbird-gr...
Employees
Founded2002
DescriptionWindows Management

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Headquarters
575 Eighth Avenue
Suite 1212
New York, NY, 10018
USA

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Founder & CEO
CEO/Executive Producer

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Blackbird Group

Blackbird Group, Inc. was an enterprise software company headquartered in New York City, New York. The company was founded in 2002 in Hamburg, Germany by Christian Ehrenthal and moved to New York City the following year.

Blackbird Group initially focused on recovery and backup solutions for enterprises using Novell eDirectory services, becoming a Novell Preferred Technology Partner. The company shifted its focus in 2008 to compliance and systems management solutions for Microsoft-centric environments, quickly emerging as a leader in its segment. It amassed over 20 million seats under its management, secured a significant number of Fortune 500 companies as its customers and was chosen by Microsoft as a member of the U.S. ISV Managed Partner Program in the High Potential ISV Group. Blackbird Group was particularly strong in the financial, healthcare and government sectors.

The company was entirely bootstrapped, took no venture capital investment, and experienced continual profitable growth from its start-up until its successful acquisition by BeyondTrust, Inc. on December 12, 2012. BeyondTrust is a security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence software, listing many Fortune 100 companies among its customers. It is funded by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity and venture capital firm.

Recent Milestones

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    Blackbird Group was acquired by BeyondTrust. (12/12/12)
    Posted 12/13/12 at 2:27am via marketwatch.com
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    Blackbird Group — Blackbird Group, Inc. was acquired by BeyondTrust, Inc., a security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence software, which lists many Fortune 100 companies among its customers. It is funded by Insight Venture Partners, a leading glo (12/12/12)
    Posted 12/12/12 at 6:20am via blackbird-group.com
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    Blackbird Group — The Blackbird Management Suite won the “Editor’s Best Award 2012” in the Best Auditing/Compliance Product category from Windows IT Pro magazine (11/20/12)
    Posted 12/6/12 at 10:45am
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    Blackbird Group — The company reported more than 20 million seats under its management. (1/1/12)
    Posted 12/6/12 at 10:40am
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    Blackbird Group — The Blackbird Management Suite won the "Editors' Best Award 2011" in the Best Active Directory and Group Policy Product category from Windows IT Pro magazine. (12/18/11)
    Posted 12/6/12 at 10:46am
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    Blackbird Group — Redmond Magazine reviewed the Blackbird Management Suite and rated it with a score of 9.0 out of 10, which earned Blackbird the magazine's MVP award. (1/1/11)
    Posted 12/6/12 at 10:47am
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    Blackbird Group — The company was chosen by Microsoft Corporation as a member of the U.S. ISV Managed Partner Program in the High Potential ISV Group. (1/1/11)
    Posted 12/6/12 at 10:44am
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    Blackbird Group — The Blackbird Management Suite was named the "Editors' Best Award 2010" winner in the Auditing/Compliance Category by Windows IT Pro magazine. (11/22/10)
    Posted 12/6/12 at 10:48am
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    Blackbird Group — The company shifted its focus to providing compliance and systems management solutions for Microsoft-centric environments. (1/1/08)
    Posted 12/6/12 at 10:42am
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    Blackbird Group — The company had attained gold certified partner status in the Microsoft Partner program. (1/1/08)
    Posted 12/6/12 at 10:43am
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    Blackbird Group — The business was moved to New York City (1/1/03)
    Posted 12/6/12 at 10:24am
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    Blackbird Group — Blackbird Group was founded in 2002 in Hamburg, Germany by Christian Ehrenthal. (1/1/02)
    Posted 12/6/12 at 10:23am
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    Blackbird Group added Christian Ehrenthal as Founder & CEO.
    Posted 12/12/12 at 6:12am
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    Blackbird Group added Gerge Goldman as CEO/Executive Producer.
    Posted 7/16/13 at 6:46pm

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Products

Blackbird Auditor for Active Directory
Blackbird Auditor for Exchange
Blackbird Auditor for File System
Blackbird Auditor for SQL Server
Blackbird Event Vault
Blackbird Privilege Explorer for Active Directory
Blackbird Privilege Explorer for File System
Blackbird Privilege Manager
Blackbird Protector
Blackbird Recovery for Active Directory

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  1. BeyondTrust Acquires Blackbird Group to Help Organizations Better Protect Identity Investments (marketwatch.com) [edit]
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