Symantec Management Platform provides a set of services that IT-related
solutions can leverage. Solutions plug into the platform and take advantage of
the platform services, such as security, reporting, communications, package
deployment, and Configuration Management Database (CMDB) data. The platform services also provide a high degree
of consistency between the solutions, so that users do not
need to learn multiple product interfaces.
Symantec Management Platform includes the following
Configuration Management Database (CMDB)
Symantec Management Console
Symantec Management Agent for Windows
Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux, and
Software Management Framework
Deployment Solution helps to reduce the cost of
deploying and managing servers, desktops, notebooks, and
thin clients from a centralized location in your environment. It offers operating system deployment,
configuration, personality migration of computers, and
software deployment across different hardware platforms
and operating systems.
Deployment Solution provides integrated provisioning, disk imaging, and personality migration from the Symantec Management Console. Using Symantec Ghost™, you can perform initial computer deployment using standard images and migrate user data or application settings to new computers.
Deployment Solution includes a 7.x version that runs on the Symantec Management Platform and a license for the latest 6.x version. These licenses can be installed separately.
Inventory Solution lets you gather inventory data about the
computers, users, operating systems, and installed software
applications in your environment. You can collect inventory
data from the computers that run
Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac.
gather inventory data, you can analyze
it using predefined or custom reports.
Inventory Pack for Servers
Inventory Pack for Servers gathers server-based inventory
data from servers. It runs on top of the Inventory Solution
and uses the same Inventory plug-ins, tasks, and wizards.
Inventory for Network
Inventory for Network Devices gathers inventory data from
the devices that are not managed through
the Symantec Management Agent.
You can gather inventory on the
devices that are already discovered and exist as resources
in the Configuration
Management Database (CMDB).
Monitor Solution lets you monitor various aspects of computer operating systems, applications, and devices. These aspects can include events, processes, and performance. This ability helps you ensure that your servers and your devices work and reduces the costs of server and network monitoring.
Monitor Pack for Servers
Monitor Pack for Servers works with the Monitor Solution
core components of the Symantec Management Platform.
Monitor Pack for Servers is a collection of policies that let you monitor operating system performance, services,
and events of your Windows, UNIX, and Linux server
Patch Management Solution
Patch Management Solution for Windows lets you scan
Windows computers for security vulnerabilities, and view
the results of the scan. The system lets you automate the
download and distribution of the security patches. You can
create filters of the computers and apply the patch to the
computers that need it.
Patch Management Solution
Patch Management Solution for Linux lets you scan Red Hat
and Novell Linux computers for security vulnerabilities.
The solution then reports on the findings and lets you
automate the download and distribution of needed errata,
or software updates. The solution downloads the required
patches and provides wizards to help you deploy them.
Patch Management Solution
Patch Management Solution for Mac lets you scan Mac
computers for the updates that they require. The solution
then reports on the findings and lets you automate the
downloading and distribution of needed updates. You can
distribute all or some of the updates.
Real-Time System Manager
Real-Time System Manager provides you detailed real-time
information about the managed computer, and lets you
remotely perform different administrative tasks. You can
run the tasks immediately, or on a schedule. With Real-Time System Manager you can also manage computers out of band, using the ASF, DASH, and Intel AMT technologies.
Real-Time System Manager also lets you run some of the
management tasks on a collection of computers.
Software Management Solution provides intelligent and bandwidth-sensitive distribution and management of
software from a central Web console. It leverages the Software
Catalog and Software Library to ensure that the required
software gets installed, remains installed, and runs without
interference from other software.
Software Management Solution supports software
virtualization technology, which lets you install software
into a virtual layer on the client computer.
Software Management Solution also lets users directly download and install approved software or request other software.
Virtual Machine Management
Virtual Machine Management lets you perform the virtualization process on your network. You can create virtual environments of servers, storage devices, and network resources on a single physical computer.
IT Analytics Solution
IT Analytics Solution software complements and expands upon the traditional reporting that is offered in most Altiris solutions. It brings exciting new features and capabilities to Notification Server because it incorporates multi-dimensional analysis and robust graphical reporting and distribution features.
This functionality allows users to explore data on their own, without advanced knowledge of databases or third party reporting tools. It empowers users to ask and answer their own questions quickly, easily, and effectively.
Altiris IT Analytics Symantec Endpoint Protection Pack is also included in this solution.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component
The Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration Component combines Symantec Endpoint Protection with your other Symantec Management Platform solutions. You can inventory computers, update patches, deliver software, and deploy new computers. You can also back up and restore your systems and data, manage DLP agents, manage Symantec Endpoint Protection clients. You can do this work from a single, Web-based Symantec Management Console.
Enhanced console views
The enhanced Symantec Management Console views replace the default console views for computers and software that existed in Symantec Management Platform version 7.0. For tasks and policies, the enhanced views add drag-and-drop functionality. In addition, you can now search the tree rather than drilling down to find specific tasks or policies.
The enhanced views are incorporated into the existing console. They let you manage computers, software, jobs and tasks, and policies more efficiently with fewer clicks. For example, you can now drag policies onto computers to apply the policies to those computers. This action eliminates multiple steps that the previous console required to accomplish the same thing.