IVANTI DSM

IVANTI DSM

Desktop Server Management

For two decades, NWC Services has been involved in the management of clients and servers, primarily in the professional and automated distribution of all software to these systems. From the beginning, the main pillar of our activities has been Ivanti Desktop & Server Management (DSM). After a long history and after several named changes of the manufacturer over the years, it still offers excellent and detailed possibilities for our customers and for us today to fulfill almost every automation requirement in software distribution.

Due to the decades of partnership with Ivanti and our outstanding expertise around DSM, NWC Services has been named as one of the few strategic Ivanti partners for the product DSM

The core areas of automation with Ivanti DSM:

App-Deployment

… ensures targeted, automatic installations

OS-Deployment

… is the basis for dynamic client rollouts

Patch-Management

… secures clients permanently, controlled and efficiently

App-Deployment

We consider all systems to which software is to be applied in a structured and automated manner to be technically clients. These can be classic desktops or notebooks, servers, terminal servers, any virtual systems and others. The powerful DSM component on the respective target system communicates intelligently with the DSM infrastructure and knows which software is already installed, or which one is to be installed when. This way, almost any application or setting can be distributed to systems with pinpoint accuracy, or to groups of clients, up to mass rollouts. The main upstream activity is the packaging of the software to be distributed. For this purpose, DSM provides an outstanding, proprietary option. NWC Services has developed its packaging tool "NWC Packaging PowerBench", which is closely based on the DSM Editor and generates universally usable software packages based on Powershell. Our consultants have created thousands of software packages through numerous assignments in projects over the years. NWC Services also has infrastructural and practical expert knowledge about Ivanti DSM.

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App-Deployment

Wir betrachten alle Systeme, auf die Software strukturiert und automatisiert aufgebracht werden soll, technisch als Clients. Dies können klassische Desktops oder Notebooks sein, Server, Terminalserver, jegliche virtuelle Systeme und weitere. Die leistungsfähige DSM-Komponente auf dem jeweiligen Zielsystem kommuniziert intelligent mit der DSM-Infrastruktur und weiß, welche Software bereits installiert ist, oder welche wann zu installieren ist. So werden nahezu jegliche Applikationen oder Einstellungen entweder punktgenau an Systeme verteilt, oder aber an Gruppen von Clients, bis hin zu Massen-Rollouts. Die wesentliche, vorgelagerte Tätigkeit ist die Paketierung der zu verteilenden Software. Hierfür bringt DSM eine herausragende, proprietäre Möglichkeit mit. NWC Services hat in engster Anlehnung an den DSM-Editor sein Paketierungs-Tool „NWC Packaging PowerBench“ entwickelt, mit dem universell nutzbare Software-Pakete auf Basis von Powershell erzeugt werden. Unsere Consultants haben durch zahlreiche Einsätze in Projekten über die Jahre tausende Software-Pakete erstellt. NWC Services verfügt aber auch infrastrukturell über konzeptionelles und praktisches Expertenwissen rund um Ivanti DSM.

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OS-Deployment

Clients are subject to a constant cycle. In the meantime, a complete new installation is often much less complex than an extensive troubleshooting. The basis for this is a well-controlled installation of the operating system, which can be universal for entire groups of companies or individualized as required. DSM's Operating System Deployment (OSD) offers all the possibilities for this and basically treats the OS installation like an application installation within DSM. In this way, dependencies can be seamlessly mapped (OS, drivers, applications). Even the update intervals of Microsoft for Windows 10, which have become short in the meantime, can be managed very well with OSD (and specially developed adjustments by NWC), even in environments with many thousands of clients.

Patch-Management

Increasing security needs require the regular installation of numerous patches for operating systems and applications. Poor patch management is still the main cause of successful attacks on corporate IT. Ivanti Patch Management performs the difficult task of providing patches from different vendors (Microsoft, Adobe, etc.) in a manageable way. The main relief for security officers in companies is that patches can not only be individually selected and scheduled for installations, but also that the distribution itself can be precisely controlled (e.g. in time phases or to different client groups in different environments such as "test" and "production"). The patches are automatically provided as ready-to-use DSM packages, which can then be managed in the DSM control system in the same way as other applications. This ensures a constant overview of possible vulnerabilities and their resolution.

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Patch-Management

Steigende Sicherheitsbedürfnisse erfordern die regelmäßige Installation von zahlreichen Patches für Betriebssysteme und Applikationen. Mangelhaftes Patch Management ist noch immer die Hauptursache für erfolgreiche Angriffe auf die Unternehmens-IT. Das Ivanti Patch Management leistet die schwierige Aufgabe, Patches unterschiedlichster Hersteller (Microsoft, Adobe, u.v.m.) verwaltbar bereitzustellen. Zentrale Erleichterung für die Sicherheitsbeauftragten der Unternehmen ist dabei, dass Patches nicht nur individuell für Installationen ausgewählt und vorgesehen werden können, sondern auch die Verteilung selbst genau gesteuert werden kann (z. B. in zeitlichen Phasen oder auf unterschiedliche Client-Gruppen in unterschiedlichen Umgebungen wie „Test“ und „Produktion“). Die Patches werden dabei automatisch als fertige DSM-Pakete bereitgestellt, die dann analog zu sonstigen Applikationen in der DSM-Steuerung verwaltet werden können. Somit ist ein ständiger Überblick über eventuelle Verwundbarkeiten und deren Behebung gewährleistet.

DSM - What it can do

MULTIPLE PLATFORM SUPPORT

NO MATTER WHETHER IT IS WINDOWS, MAC OR LINUX. ONE SOLUTION IS ENOUGH TO MANAGE THEM ALL.

SOFTWARE PACKAGING AND DELIVERY

FLEXIBLE, USER-FRIENDLY PACKAGING

OPERATING SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT

REDUCE OPERATING SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT TIME BY UP TO 75%.

SERVER MANAGEMENT AUTOMATION

RAPID PROVISIONING OF SERVERS TO KEEP CAPACITY IN LINE WITH USER DEMAND

PATCHMANAGEMENT

PROTECTION FOR EVERY ENDPOINT IN YOUR COMPANY

REMOTE CONTROL

IT CONTROL FROM ALMOST ANY LOCATION

USER PROFILE MIGRATION

AUTOMATIC BACKUP AND MIGRATION OF USER STATUS

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ENDPOINT CONFIGURATION AND MODIFICATION MADE EASY

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Of course we also implement our concepts technically. That is our great strength!

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