has updated the Altiris Inventory Solution so it can now handle the discovery and management of Mac-based hardware and software assets.
Automated asset management capabilities for Mac environments are now integrated into a single Web-based console also used to manage Windows environments. Inventory Solution centralizes asset management processes and makes possible a single data repository. Inventory scans can be set to run on a schedule or on an as-needed project basis.
Inventory Solution discovers and reports details about Mac CPU model, RAM, hard drive size and usage, FireWire, USB and slot expansion; information about system and application software configuration; hardware serial number and more.
As an integrated feature, Inventory Solution customers with automatic upgrade protection can install Mac features at no additional cost. New users can contact Altiris for details.