macGuardian
Performance Enhancement Package

Reliable. Flexible. Easy.

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.

Key Features

Key Differentiators

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