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Special NWC Guide to CheapWare

Desktop Management

Company Product Key Features
Altiris Client Management Suite Patch management. Integrates with Active Directory, cross-platform; individual components available separately; wide range of features, many designed for large enterprises
See review
LANDesk Software LANDesk Management Suite Patch Management, software-licensing monitoring and OS migration tools. Supports license downgrading; automatic creation of fan-out servers See review
Vector Networks PC-Duo Enterprise Comprehensive product. Supports dynamic groups; tracks software licenses; simple user interface; remote control, roll-back file/app self-healing and application metering
available See review
Intuit Track-It Asset-management tools. Knowledge base, password reset, helpdesk and remote-control add-on modules; tracks maintenance and lease information; supports Mac users
Absolute Software AbsoluteTrack Hosted asset-tracking and inventory-management service. License compliance reporting and hardware lease management; can work in tandem with asset recovry service

* Pricing varies by configuration options, features, add-on modules and volume discounts; contact vendor for more information. LANDesk and Absolute Software offer a free trial
if you qualify.

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