ZENworks for Servers is designed to give administrators significant advantages, including the ability to reduce network service disruptions and automate the management of network devices.
The product joins Novell's other two Internet software services products: ZENworks for Desktops and ZENworks for Networks.
Central to the ZENworks for Servers release is its included capability for administrators to set policies to automatically distribute content (such as server application updates) across the network, manage how and when those policies are enforced, and automate server management from a central console.
The underlying idea behind the ZENworks product line is that it will free IS staff members from repetitive management tasks and allow them to focus on the larger challenge of moving their businesses to the Internet. Additional advantages fall into two key areas: simplified and secured network management, and system manageability and security a statement released by Novell said.
"ZENworks for Servers is a critical component of Novell's plan to provide the richest Net services software across all types of networks," said Dave Shirk, Novell's senior vice president of product management. ZENworks for Servers provides customers with an end-to-end management solution he added, noting that ZENworks products simplify and secure the task of managing networks, and allow organizations to speed their transformation to e-business.
Customers that purchase the product before April 29 can do so for a special introductory price of $40 per user. Additionally, an ongoing per-server licensing option will be available for $5,000 per server.
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