on Thursday announced the release of a major new version of its eponymous network software management suite for Mac OS X.
FileWave provides centralized network-based management of your computers. FileWave 3.0 is debuting on Mac OS X but will soon be released for Windows and Linux, as well. Using FileWave, system administrators can distribute software, create customized install packages, apply patches and updates, modify individual files and roll back application changes. (It’s also designed to interoperate with FileWave’s Asset Trustee, a full-blown software inventory management system for computer networks.)
The 3.0 release boasts performance improvements, especially for login and server updating. Also new is support for simultaneous login by multiple administrator. Each administrator’s actions can now be audited, and each administrator account now features its own access privileges.
The user interface has been updated with new icons and a “cleaner look,” according to FileWave. And if you’re new to the software, you can now mass-deploy the FileWave Client component on first-time installations.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2 for the client software, 10.4 or later for the administration software.