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New Boundary Readies IT Tool Suite

New Boundary Technologies says it will ship next month a suite that bundles its existing software deployment and patch management products with a new tool for asset management.

Prism Suite incorporates Prism Deploy and Prism Patch Manager with the new Prism Asset Manager, according to a company spokesperson. “This is the first time that New Boundary has offered its IT management products as an integrated solution suite,” she says.

Prism Deploy distributes software to computers on users’ networks, configuring workstations, laptops and servers to an organization’s standards and policies. Additionally, it enables IT managers to set up computers to ensure maximum control and security of the network environment. Once configured, it also keeps end users from making accidental or unauthorized changes.

Meanwhile, Prism Patch Manager automates and streamlines patch management, locating, downloading and installing patches. It provides a patch meta-database that is administered by a team of experts that researches and tests every new patch. Prism Patch Manager manages patches for Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems, a wide variety of Microsoft applications, as well as legacy system patches, the company said.

The new tool, Prism Asset Manager is designed to take the anxiety out of asset audits, providing information necessary for budgeting, planning and regulatory compliance. It also improves helpdesk efficiency by providing detailed system configuration information in real-time.

“Prism Asset Manager continuously monitors systems for changes from a baseline configuration and reports those changes in real-time,” the spokesperson says, describing one of the suite’s integration features. “[When a problem arises], this information triggers a rule-based task for Prism Deploy, which automatically performs the appropriate software remediation actions to bring the system back into compliance with its configuration rules.”

Pricing has not yet been set.

About the Author

Stuart J. Johnston has covered technology, especially Microsoft, since February 1988 for InfoWorld, Computerworld, Information Week, and PC World, as well as for Enterprise Developer, XML & Web Services, and .NET magazines.

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