Novell Updates Management Tools into Consolidated Suite

Novell has introduced an all-inclusive suite that essentially replaces all existing ZENWorks suite/bundled options. The new solution, Novell ZENworks Suite 11 Support Pack 3, is intended to enable enterprise IT to oversee asset management, configuration management, service management and endpoint protection in one offering.

“This new suite was created specifically with the enterprise in mind to help them better manage and protect their complete endpoint landscape,” said Eric Varness, vice president of product management and marketing for Novell. “With the rapid pace that new devices and software are hitting the market, IT has more endpoints to manage than ever before, and those endpoints have more capabilities that the workforce wants to use to improve productivity. Our customers need the ability to enable their workforce to use these new devices and software without putting the organization at risk.”

In conjunction with the launch of the new suite, the release of ZENworks 11 Support Pack 3 enhances scalability, auditing and patch management to manage more endpoints, the vendor said. ZENworks 11 Support Pack 3includes new auditing features that enable users to track changes made in the management console, and remotely manage files written to removable devices.

Also included in the newest version of ZENworks is a new reporting engine that makes it easy to collect and analyze information by running a wide range of customized reports, ensuring IT managers have the flexibility that best fits their enterprise audit and reporting needs.

ZENworks 11 Support Pack 3 includes updated Patch Management capabilities, with policy-based patch deployments that enable users to define their preferred state of workstations and maintenance windows when patches can be applied – a process that can be fully automated.

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