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