Symantec Releases New Generation of Client and Server Management
New Altiris Endpoint Management Suites extend Symantec’s leadership in IT Lifecycle Automation
- Intelligent software management helps organizations tackle the complexity of managing hundreds of enterprise and home grown software packages by auditing and categorizing known applications into a software catalog, automatically distributing software with all of the required components and performing periodic enforcement checks to ensure configuration remains intact.
- Increased platform coverage enables IT client administrators to extend their PC lifecycle management control across Windows, Linux and Mac and includes a new native OS X agent with an integrated software request portal.
- Integrated power management promotes energy conservation by establishing centralized policies that control desktop and laptop power modes. Integrated support for Intel vPro technology allows administrators to power on systems just long enough for routine off-hour tasks, such as installing software updates and patches.
- Advanced systems management technologies – such as imaging, remote control, and application virtualization and packaging – leveraged from industry-leading Symantec products including Symantec Ghost, Symantec pcAnywhere, Symantec Workspace Virtualization, and Wise packaging technology help customers with increased functionality and advanced capabilities.
“Symantec’s comprehensive endpoint management solutions help us to do more with less by taking the guesswork out of managing more than 10,000 desktops and 1,000 servers,” said Dave Durkee, systems engineer, Meijer, a grocery retailer that operates 185 supercenters throughout the eastern United States. “For example, the automation capabilities of Client Management Suite and Server Management Suite have improved our patch management process, putting our endpoints at near 100 percent compliance. With Symantec’s integrated approach, we have all the tools we need from one vendor to help us keep our endpoints updated, allowing us to focus on other important IT issues.”