Netopia Inc. on Thursday released netOctopus Systems Manager for both Mac OS X and Windows. The new version adds new features and supports Mac OS X v10.3, “Panther.”
netOctopus Systems Manager enables IT professionals to inventory, track and remotely manage the computers and software on their network. The software collects and stores more than 500 hardware and software-related information items in its database. It can be used to generate customized reports, and also integrates Installer VISE software to make it possible to create custom installer packages to “push” out new software updates, patches and other content to client machines.
The new version supports MSI-compliant installers, improves software recognition and inventory capabilities, updates the netOctopus Agent deployment tools, and adds a new custom fields module that allows users to more thoroughly customize their asset management databases.
netOctopus Enterprise Systems Manager 5.0 is available online now. Netopia said it will ship the new version on CDs in November. Visit the Web site for more details.