has announced LANDesk Management Suite 7, an update of the management software for managing desktops, servers and handheld devices in IT environments. Version 7.0 offers a new software distribution solution for Mac OS X, as well as expanded inventory and remote control support for Mac OS 8-9.x.
There is also a new Software License Monitoring feature that tracks how many copies of an application are installed in an enterprise. Software usage information shows which of these applications are being used and how often. Software License Monitoring identifies software licenses that may not need to be renewed. It also provides the ability to deny unauthorized applications from running, even when a machine is disconnected from the network via a resident agent, as well as reporting with audit, execution and usage trend reports.
LANDesk Management Suite 7 has a suggested resale price of US$79.95 per node.