LANDesk Named a "Leader" and a "Visionary" in Two Magic Quadrant Reports

Feb 27, 2012, 09:00 ET from LANDesk Software

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LANDesk Software, a global leader in integrated systems lifecycle management, endpoint security and IT service management, today announced that LANDesk Management Suite was positioned as a "Leader" in Gartner's 2011 Magic Quadrant for "Client Management Tools"(1) report.

The Client Management Tools report was formerly known as the "PC Configuration Life Cycle Management" report, but the name was changed to accommodate the emergence of mobile device and Mac management needs. LANDesk® Management Suite enables IT to automate, manage, protect and control all hardware and software regardless of location from a single console. As part of Management Suite, LANDesk Mobility Manager supports virtually all popular mobile device platforms, including the latest iOS and Android operating systems. It allows custom device policy options, enabling IT to centrally define a policy and distribute over a variety of platform types. By expanding the platform support to include the latest operating systems and custom device policy options, LANDesk Mobility Manager provides flexibility to the user while giving IT departments more control over their IT environment via a single management console and database.

"It's satisfying to be included in the most recent versions of the Magic Quadrants that are so important to our market space – the Client Management Tools, End Point Protection and the now retired IT Service Desk Magic Quadrant," said Steve Workman, vice president of Product Management, LANDesk. "With the explosion of the mobile workforce over the last year and proliferation of different operating systems into the enterprise, it's tough for IT to keep up. Gartner's reports analyzed our Mobility Manager and Mac management capabilities, which tells us that we're doing the right things to help our customers manage and keep their organizations secure, regardless of device or location."

LANDesk was also recognized as a "Visionary" in the "Endpoint Protection Platform" report(2). LANDesk® Security Suite integrates operations and security and gives IT the ability to automate patch management and deployment, encrypt data, enforce endpoint security policies and grant or deny access from a single console. These reports were compiled using extensive research and customer feedback, and are designed to help potential customers evaluate service providers.

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(1) Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools by Terrence Cosgrove, January 31, 2012.
(2) Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms by Peter Firstbrook, Neil MacDonald and John Girard, January 16, 2012.

About LANDesk Software
LANDesk Software is a leading provider of systems lifecycle management, endpoint security, and IT service management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise. LANDesk enables IT to deliver business value by gaining control of end-user computing with a single console, light infrastructure, and ITIL solutions that deliver significant ROI for thousands of customers worldwide. LANDesk is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and can be found at

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