“Automatically package and deploy software and operating systems, patch vulnerabilities, and discover software and hardware assets across desktops, laptops, mobile devices, and servers.”HEAT Software
HEAT groups DSM in it’s UEM category of products along with HEAT LANrev which has a number of overlapping capabilities. It is unclear how long both solutions will be sold individually (if you have anything to share on this I’m asking for input here in our forums).
Key things to know
Software Packaging & Scripting Engine
HEAT DSM features integrated packaging capabilities that automate packaging of operating systems, applications, system configurations, drivers and more with packaging and scripting wizards that do not rely on 3rd party packaging tools. It’s “mouse-driven” application packaging engine boasts a software and configuration packaging workbench designed by administrators for administrators. Promising is HEAT’s claim that it comes with integrated expert knowledge that can simplify the configuration of the desktop and servers. Desired settings can be automated using the wizards and the dialog based script editor of the Packaging Workbench (roughly 170 commands are available.) They also include prepackaged configuration templates to perform tasks like configuring firewalls, security settings, service configurations, local password changes, and more.
Software Lifecycle Management
HEAT DSM automates software provisioning, configuration and remediation tasks to manage physical, virtual, and mobile endpoints across. Discovery, inventory, deployment, patching and license management cover the spectrum of the application lifecycle from installation to retirement. Patching is their specialty as they leverage their market-leading PatchLink solution to get the job done for not just operating systems but a good list of major third party applications.
Policy Based Management
With HEAT DSM you can assign software to users and devices so you can manage the installation of user-related and device-centric software. Compliance is monitored autonomously, and any exceptions to the predetermined policies are flagged immediately so that IT can take necessary actions.
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