SALT LAKE CITY – October 18, 2016 – LANDESK today announced its
2016.3 product releases, bringing new visibility and discovery capabilities to
the LANDESK solutions portfolio. With the latest updates, LANDESK gives
organizations an improved view of what’s in their environment and the ability
to take action within the same system.
There is a growing need
for IT to better understand what’s happening in the environment and have the
tools to take action when needed. Without this level of visibility,
organizations face higher risks of failed audits, security threats, inconsistent
policies and support for devices, and lackluster IT and business services.
Visibility issues manifest in different ways and affect multiple IT business
practices. For example, if the asset team doesn’t know what software they have
and where it is being used, the organization is at risk for failed audits or for
over-buying of software licenses. If the security team doesn’t have enhanced
discovery capabilities, they may fail to identify nefarious devices trying to
connect to the network. When it comes to managing traditional, mobile, and VDI
endpoints, an extensive inventory allows IT to correctly configure and manage
each device type and version. Finally, improved visibility helps service desk
staff to quickly identify what may have changed on devices experiencing
difficulties, and helps organizations understand the impact of changes to help
them deliver top quality IT and business services.
With such high
stakes, organizations have taken steps to increase visibility, but without an
integrated solution, it’s not enough. A recent Enterprise Management Associates
report, Optimizing IT
for Financial Performance, found the average organization has more than 11
discovery tools. The problem is, these tools don’t provide visibility across
all IT security and management activities, and don’t enable IT to take
immediate action on the results.
“At LANDESK, we think there’s a better
way, and we’ve added new capabilities across the entire solutions portfolio to
improve access and visibility, giving our customers the tools to take action
like never before,” said Duane Newman, VP of product management at LANDESK. “The
latest 2016.3 releases give IT speed of remediation, delivering positive
business outcomes to their consumers.”
LANDESK’s updated solutions
portfolio caters to a variety of visibility-related scenarios, with invisible or
short-lived assets serving as a prime example. Because of what virtualization
allows, assets will sometimes appear on the network, live their entire life and
come down between discovery scans. However, their disappearance doesn’t
exonerate an organization from paying licensing fees, nor does it protect from
security issues or breaches, should the item be nefarious.
To solve for
this, LANDESK has enhanced its passive discovery mechanisms, updating its
Neighborhood Watch technology, which leverages other known devices to quickly
identify and report new, unknown items as they appear on the network. With the
2016.3 release, it gives IT the option to automatically instigate a full
inventory of each discovered asset, down to hardware, firmware and what software
is on the device, enabling IT to gather key data required for managing end user
devices, securing data and tracking assets.
In the 2016.3 release,
LANDESK is helping to improve overall IT visibility into organizations’
environments in the following ways:
LANDESK IT Asset Management:
With agentless scanning for invisible assets and a new dashboard search gadget
in the latest LANDESK
IT Asset Management Suite release, IT can now discover new assets and search
for them faster.
LANDESK Security Suite:Security
Suite 2016.3 brings additional visibility with improved insights into
applications running on all discovered endpoints, as well as the ability to take
action on suspicious and malicious apps from within the same interface. Because
the data is also integrated with Management Suite, organizations have visibility
across IT security and management activities to reduce risk and improve
Unified Endpoint Management: The updates to LANDESK UEM provide deeper agentless
discovery, and enable discovery through distributed wireless access points
(managed devices on the network as part of the “Neighborhood Watch”), Android
for Work, and extended Windows 10 support, plus common licensing, enrollment,
and MDM across Apple Mac and iOS devices.
LANDESK Service Desk:Service Desk 2016.3 delivers visibility
faster, with dashboard knowledge search, impact analysis in the Workspace
interface and query filters for record location. Plus, discover the Kbot Design
app from the Design App
Xtraction: The 2016.3 update to Xtraction
offers IT an improved user experience and connectors updates for LANDESK
Management Suite, Service Desk, Wavelink Avalanche 5.3, and SCCM.
more information about enhancements in the 2016.3 versions of these products,
Management Suite 2016.3, LANDESK
Security Suite 2016.3, LANDESK
IT Asset Management Suite 2016.3, and LANDESK
Service Desk 2016.3.
LANDESK is the global
authority on user-centered IT. By integrating and automating IT tasks, LANDESK
helps organizations balance rapidly evolving user requirements with the need to
secure critical assets and data. LANDESK is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT,
and has offices all over the world. To learn more, visit www.landesk.com.
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