"The ability to efficiently manage IT assets across the enterprise has a direct correlation to an organization's overall operational efficiently--not to mention its bottom line," says Turner Dean, VP Sales of CrossTec Corporation. "The new version of EMS provides administrators with unmatched transparency into the organization's IT assets: the number and location of its desktops, what hardware is needed, and what software is installed. No single person can manage and support these assets efficiently; trying to track and manage assets with spreadsheets is an inefficient use of IT personnel. EMS is an easily deployed, cost-effective solution that simplifies and centralizes asset management. Key new features such as remote office management and energy monitoring make it even more adaptable to the most complex environments. Plus, its modular framework enables administrators to purchase only those components they need."
CrossTec EMS v3.0 includes the following new features:
* Remote Office Management is provided via the new Communication
Gateway. This stable gateway locates and securely connects to clients
on remote networks via the Internet. Administrators can monitor and
manage on multiple remote locations from a central location.
* The Energy Monitor--which is aimed at helping organizations reduce their carbon footprint, meet internal energy saving targets, and reduce operational costs--tracks all powered-on systems across the enterprise, highlighting their energy consumption and associated costs. Working day hours can be defined making it easy to identify out-of-hours wastage.
* Active Directory Integration. Full Active Directory Integration is provided in EMS v3.0 and the tree view can now mirror your Active Directory structure. Support has been provided to enable membership of AD groups to control logon/access rights to the EMS Console.