FrontRange Announces Major Upgrade to Client Management Suite

FrontRange, the only provider of Hybrid IT Service Management solutions, announced today a significant upgrade to its HEAT Desktop & Server Management (DSM) platform. Advancements in this new release include advanced patch management, Windows 8 support and improved enterprise-grade scalability. After an extensive beta programme, HEAT DSM 7.2 is now generally available.

“As a FrontRange certified partner, the enhancements included in HEAT DSM 7.2, such as advanced patch management, are crucial in delivering the most technologically advanced solution to our customers,” said Jochen Schoetterl, managing director and senior consultant of abtis Desktop & Deployment. “With HEAT DSM 7.2, we are committed to delivering the most superior applications that cater to our customers’ need for increased scalability and superior performance.”

HEAT DSM’s new Advanced Patch Management capabilities enable customers to automatically scan their entire software environment for vulnerabilities. As a result, IT administrators are constantly aware of and ready to respond to potential threats to their multi-vendor application infrastructure. HEAT DSM 7.2’s Advanced Patch Management identifies vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft and third party applications and automatically downloads and packages required patches for remediation. Patches can be properly tested and piloted in advance of being released to production servers. Based on the severity and priority of a given threat, patches and service packs can be auto-approved and instantly deployed to avoid long-term exposure to immediate threats. In addition, comprehensive patch status and vulnerability reports are provided.

“Organisations are reducing the attack surface and the time to security by standardizing and improving the automation of vulnerability remediation, said Terrence Cosgrove, Research Director at Gartner. “Organisations have increased their focus on patching and securing client-side applications, as these are increasingly used to facilitate attacks.”

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