Symantec Management Platform
Symantec Management Platform provides a set of
services that IT-related solutions can leverage. By leveraging
these services, the solutions that are built on the platform
can focus on their unique tasks. They also can take
advantage of the more general services that the platform
provides. 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 Mac
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 versions 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
After you gather inventory data, you can analyze it using
predefined or custom reports.
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).
Out-of-Band Management Component
Out-of-Band Management Component lets you discover computers with ASF, DASH, and Intel AMT in your environment and configure them for out-of-band management.
Out-of-band management lets you manage client computers regardless of the
state of their power, operating system, or management agents. You can remotely
change the power state of the computer and collect hardware inventory. You also
can perform other management tasks that normally would require a visit to a client
Patch Management Solution for Windows
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 for Linux
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 for Mac
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.
pcAnywhere Solution is a remote control solution. It lets you manage computers, resolve help desk issues, and connect to remote devices.
Power Scheme Task
The Power Scheme Task component helps you discover and remotely configure
the power settings of your Windows computers.
See About Power Scheme Task component.
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
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.