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ManageSoft Delivers Security Patch Management Solution for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Platform


Multi-Platform Support Designed to Protect Companies From the Crippling Effects of Computer Viruses and Worms

ManageSoft, The Software Management Company(tm), today announced support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in its ManageSoft Security Patch Management(tm) solution. The new platform support provides enterprises running Red Hat Linux, as well as mixed environments, with a single solution for the automatic deployment, updating and management of security patches and enables IT administrators to manage Windows and Linux security patches from a single patch console. Features and capabilities for this new solution include continuous monitoring of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux site for security patches, automatic and selective patch downloads, and policy-based deployment.

"Lend Lease is a global real estate services company that cannot afford to have any area of its network open to a security threat," said John Miles, chief security officer for Lend Lease. "One of the primary reasons we selected ManageSoft for our IT endpoint management needs was because its security patch management solution was not only technically sound and easy to use but it also supported our combined Windows/Linux operating environment. This allowed us to solve our IT endpoint security patch management requirements with one product instead of two - freeing up valuable IT resources and streamlining the process for how we respond to security vulnerability alerts."

ManageSoft Security Patch Management is the quickest and most reliable way to automatically deploy security patch updates to PC desktops, servers and mobile devices across an enterprise in order to ensure that managed devices are always protected from computer attacks. ManageSoft automatically heals applications and provides up-to-the-minute reporting on the status of enterprise-wide security patch protection. By automating patch management, companies can significantly reduce staffing and downtime costs and proactively protect themselves against outbreaks that exploit security vulnerabilities in operating systems and applications.

"Given the rapid rate at which Red Hat Enterprise Linux is being adopted by enterprises worldwide, it was important that we expanded our support for Security Patch Management to include Enterprise Linux in addition to Windows and Unix," said Walter Elliot, CEO of ManageSoft. "With the onslaught of new and destructive viruses that are being launched everyday, it is even more critical that organizations have an automated security patch management solution like ours in place to help reduce the devastating effects of an attack and enhance the stability of their IT infrastructure."


ManageSoft, The Software Management Company(tm), reduces IT supports costs for desktops, laptops, and servers located anywhere in the world by enabling large organizations to automatically deploy, update and manage software and security patches for Windows, Linux and UNIX devices. Unlike competing products, ManageSoft solutions combine policy-based management with a scalable and cost-effective client-centric architecture to streamline IT service support, improve IT service delivery, and dramatically reduce IT costs. ManageSoft provides category-leading automated software management solutions for security patch management, server management, software deployment, license management, mobile management, IT asset tracking, software license management and IT business intelligence.

ManageSoft Corporation is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, an IBM Business Partner, and a global partner of Siemens Business Services. Founded in 1990, ManageSoft has offices in North and South America, Australia, and Europe, with corporate customers including Guiness Diageo, ANZ Bank, Siemens, Abbey National, Thomson Prometric and T-Mobile. For more information on ManageSoft see http://www.managesoft.com.

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ManageSoft and IBM provide complete security patch management solution at major school districts


ManageSoft, The Software Management Company™, today announced it has delivered a complete security solution to leading US schools, in partnership with IBM Global Services professionals, and the IBM Tivoli suite. Duval County public schools and Gwinnett County public schools, will use ManageSoft’s Australian-developed security patch management solution to proactively protect their environment against outbreaks that exploit security vulnerabilities in operating systems and applications.

“We chose ManageSoft and IBM because together they had the domain expertise and experience necessary to help us protect the school district’s student computers from the crippling effects of cyber viruses and worms,” said Scott Futrell, CIO, Gwinnett County public schools. “By teaming up, IBM and ManageSoft were able to provide us with a complete, client-centric software management solution for managing and updating thousands of computers and applications across 104 school district sites.”

By working with IBM, ManageSoft has been successful in allowing clients to automatically deploy security patch updates to PC desktops, servers and mobile devices across an enterprise, significantly reducing staffing and downtime costs. In addition, ManageSoftÂ’s security patch management solution automatically heals applications and provides up-to-the-minute reporting on the status of enterprise-wide security patch protection. Collaborating with ManageSoft, IBM will also deliver the technical knowledge required to successfully implement security patch management solutions that integrate marketing, sales and service operations.

“By working with ManageSoft, we are now able to provide our customers with a best-of-breed security patch management solution to better protect their operating systems and applications from cyber attacks,” said David McManus, project manager, IBM Corporation. “Equally important, ManageSoft’s Security Patch Management self-healing capabilities underscore our commitment to providing clients with self-optimising, autonomic solutions.”

“IBM is a global partner for ManageSoft. Working together will enable ManageSoft to expand its reach in the market and establish ManageSoft as a provider of a leading enterprise security patch management solution,” said Walter Elliot, CEO of ManageSoft. “We look forward to building a close relationship with IBM to ensure our joint customers around the world are protected from the devastating effects of computer viruses and worms.”

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