"We have seen our systems management customers and prospects increasingly allocate more of their budgets for endpoint troubleshooting and remediation this year," said Jim Souders, chief operating officer, Adaptiva. "Patching security vulnerabilities and combating attacks where they typically arise, on end user devices, is a key enterprise initiative. Unfortunately, even the best IT pros can't keep up with the pace of troubleshooting and fixing issues on 1000s of devices in hundreds of locations. With Client Health, IT professionals simply define their endpoint health and security policies and then Adaptiva automates their enforcement. It's a game-changing endpoint management capability for enterprises."
Unlike competitive alternatives that simply provide visibility into health and security issues, Client Health proactively monitors the health of endpoints and automatically resolves any issues without the need for manual efforts. It then re-tests endpoints for compliance against the health checks and reports back on success rates. The product uses Adaptiva's network-aware and smart scaling peer-to-peer technology to perform health checks and remediation at rapid speeds.
The newly added Client Heath checks work out-of-the-box and include key capabilities like:
- Security Health Checks to detect violations to security policies and automatically enforce best practices, particularly around the areas of Secure Boot, BitLocker encryption, and more.
- Operating System Health Checks to keep operating systems, like Windows 10, current and correctly configured. Examples include health checks for managing remote desktop settings, analyzing licensing compliance, and verifying local group security.
- System Resource and Performance Checks to ensure systems are performing at their best and able to respond quickly to security threats. Examples include disk defragmentation, disk cleanup, and others.
- Networking and Connectivity Security Checks to ensure that end users access only authorized systems and services when connecting internally and externally.
A complete list of the 75 health checks and their descriptions can be downloaded at http://www2.adaptiva.com/datasheet/client-health-checks. Adaptiva will also be conducting a webinar to demonstrate Client Health's newest endpoint security features on Thursday, November 17th at 8:00 AM Pacific/11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties are encouraged to register to learn more.
Client Health also includes the IT industry's most powerful WorkFlow Designer that enterprises can use to easily create their own custom health checks and remediation tasks without writing a single line of code. Within the WorkFlow Designer palette, IT professionals can drag and drop functions into a logical flow choosing from a list of over 160 pre-defined health check and remediation activities. They can also integrate their own custom settings, operational processes, and applications into any existing workflow within seconds, enabling them to rapidly respond to endpoint health problems and security threats as they happen.
"The WorkFlow Designer component gives our Client Health customers the flexibility they need to tailor the product to their own unique environment," added Souders. "One of our international banking customers currently uses Client Health to run over 8 million health checks each day to maintain the health and security of more than 250,000 endpoints worldwide. They created and currently run more than 125 custom health checks using the Client Health WorkFlow Designer."
The new Client Health functionality was developed based on use cases presented by the many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies that currently use the product today to manage and secure endpoints in their enterprises. The new health checks are available immediately to existing Client Health customers under current maintenance. For more information on Client Health, visit http://www.adaptiva.com/client-health/.
Adaptiva is a leading, global provider of IT systems management solutions that advance the power of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Founded in 2004 by the lead architect of Microsoft SMS 2003, Adaptiva enables IT professionals to securely speed enterprise-wide software deployments without adding costly servers or throttling network bandwidth. The company's breakthrough peer-to-peer systems management technology uses intelligence, automation, and bandwidth optimization techniques to distribute content faster than any other systems management solution available today. Adaptiva's suite of smart scaling systems management products include OneSite™ for rapid content distribution and management, Client Health™ for endpoint security, troubleshooting, and remediation, and Green Planet™ for energy-efficient Wake-on-LAN capabilities. The company's software is used by Fortune 500 companies and deployed on millions of devices in over 100 countries. Learn more at adaptiva.com.
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