Altiris IT Management Suite 7.0 Helps Manage Endpoints

Suite offers complete IT management that reduces costs and complexity, improves manageability, automates complex IT processes

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Symantec Corp. announced Altiris IT Management Suite 7.0, providing comprehensive client, server, and asset management with full service desk and automation capabilities. The new suite helps ensure business productivity tools are functioning properly, delivers visibility to IT assets, facilitates license compliance, and automates complex management tasks, such as Windows 7 migrations. IT Management Suite is built on the Symantec Management Platform version 7, driving practice automation and providing modular and extensible integration across Symantec's product portfolio and third-party solutions.

IT Management Suite automates the Windows 7 migration process from end to end, including assessing the environment for migration readiness, building images, and preparing applications, preserving user settings, deploying images and software and reporting results. The need to touch each computer during the upgrade is eliminated, and the process is fast and easy to execute with reliable results.

IT Management Suite provides complete visibility into IT assets, automates processes, and produces license reports for permanent vendor audits and compliance. An example is the automated process for obtaining software within an enterprise environment. This process is initiated by a software request through Symantec ServiceDesk, which kicks off other processes including performing an inventory of existing licenses, matching installed software against contracts, reviewing relationships between software assets and their owners, measuring actual usage, determining license entitlements, reassigning existing licenses or procuring new ones, and then delivering the requested software to users.

Using IT Management Suite, customers can automate complex, time-consuming IT tasks, such as new employee requests and employee terminations.

IT Management Suite includes Altiris Client Management Suite, Altiris Server Management Suite, Altiris Asset Management Suite, Symantec ServiceDesk, Symantec Workflow, and Wise Package Studio Suite. It is available now. For more information, visit www.symantec.com.