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Interop: Lenovo, LANDesk Develop Client Management Console

The ThinkManagement Console lets companies centralize access to LANDesk management, inventory tracking, and reporting software for all client hardware, including non-Lenovo systems.

Lenovo and LANDesk on Monday introduced a jointly developed client-management console that's available at no charge to companies using Lenovo business desktops and notebooks.

The ThinkManagement Console, launched at the Interop conference in Las Vegas, enables companies to centralize access to LANDesk management, inventory tracking, and reporting software for all client hardware, including non-Lenovo systems. Companies with mixed environments, however, would have to pay a license fee to cover the third-party systems.

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In addition, the console can manage Intel vPro-enabled devices. VPro technology integrated into Intel business processors offers a host of security features to protect computers from virus attacks, and management features that give IT staff more control over corporate clients.

The console provides a framework for plugging in LANDesk products, and comes with a software development kit for integrating applications from other vendors, company officials said. The new product supports Lenovo desktops and notebooks built since January 2002.

The software can be downloaded from the LANDesk Web site. Capabilities accessible through the console include remotely initiating a backup or recovery, creating and distributing access connection profiles, deploying a single software image to every machine on the network, removing confidential information on a disk drive, and migrating an employee's data and settings to new systems.

Other LANDesk tools that can be activated include inventory management software for tracking, compliance monitoring, and maintenance planning.

LANDesk in October introduced its first hardware platform, the Management Gateway Appliance. The MGA allows systems administrators to manage devices outside the local area network, serving as a "meeting place" where the appliance acts as a "broker" securely providing an SSL-encrypted connection between the remote device and the LANDesk software management suite that is located on the LAN, company executives said.

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