Software is the primary reason most people use computers. So, IT administrators need to ensure that end users can access applications when they need them. Fortunately, software distribution with macGuardian is effortless, providing multiple methods to distribute applications. You’ll be able to respond appropriately to each end user, however big or small their software request may be.
macGuardian‘s policy engine allows you to deploy software to any of your managed computers straight from your web browser. You can customize your deployments based on user, department, location, or any inventory attribute. You can also use macGuardian Remote to immediately respond to your end users’ requests, without having to leave your office. And if that isn’t enough, there’s Self Service. This application allows end users to install their own software on demand. They only see software you choose to make available—no administrative credentials required; no assistance needed from you.
You can easily package and customize any piece of software for deployment with macGuardian. Whether you need applications scoped to different end users or installations to occur at scheduled times, macGuardian works around the clock to cover all of your software distribution needs.
|Resumable downloads||Deployment from Mac, Windows or Linux distribution points|
|Deployment from Mac, Windows or Linux distribution points||Policy based Patch Management defined by User, Group, Department, Location or LDAP group|
|Deployment over HTTP, HTTPS, AFP, or SMB||Self Service portal allowing end users to initiate installation|
|Deployment of Adobe CS3, CS4 and CS5 without re-packaging|
|Management of Dock Items|
|Policy based Patch Management defined by User, Group, Department, Location or LDAP group|
|Dynamic Restart options|
|Self Service Portal allowing end users to initiate installation|
|Automatically install Self Service on all managed computers|
|Self Service features flexible plug-in architecture to embed a web page or display detailed application status|
|Point-and-click package creation|
|Drag-and-drop package creation|
|Package building from pre-installed software|
|Builds PKGs as flat PKGs by default|
|Ability to create signed, flat PKGs|