on Monday introduced LANDesk Management Suite 8.5, a new version of their enterprise management software for Mac OS-based computers. The new version improves patch management capabilities, software distribution and remote control functions.
The new patch management functionality enables IT managers to more rapidly deploy tested patches to Mac systems that may otherwise be exposed to problems, according to the developer. IT managers can also create customized “agent” preferences and simplifies the deployment of agent software. LANDesk Management Suite now supports automatic AppleScript execution, and improves the performance of remote control functions.
LANDesk Management Suite functions can be operated through a Web interface running on most Web browsers, including Apple Computer Inc.’s Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Netscape. It costs US$89 per node. The software is made available through LANDesk Expert Solution Providers (ESP’s).