Altiris Inventory Solution

Product Overview

Altiris Inventory Solution software reduces the cost of identifying and managing heterogeneous devices throughout your enterprise. Easily track comprehensive hardware information, installed software packages, and operating system settings for all IT assets throughout their lifecycle. Data is normalized, consolidated, and secured in a central repository, enabling detailed reporting of asset information from the convenience of a Web console.

Key Features

  • Tools for aggregating data allow you to generate audit reports, assess security vulnerabilities and determine hardware needs and availability
  • Mobile-friendly features include reporting of delta changes, a cache and forward design, and over-the-wire data compression
  • Web reports allow you to identify hardware that requires upgrading or replacement
  • Centralized Web console


Inventory policies and tasks

Using policies, inventory data can be automatically and remotely collected from managed client computers at scheduled intervals. Inventory collection policies are easily created and managed from the Symantec Management Console. This process eliminates the need for costly physical inventory processes.
Inventory solution Stand-alone inventory executablesYou can collect inventory on the client computers that are not managed through the Symantec Management Platform. You can create and run executables that gather inventory data and report it to the CMDB. These executables can be delivered through login scripts, USB keys, network shares, and so on.
Inventory reportsA portal and many predefined reports let you easily view and analyze your inventory data. You can also create your own custom reports.

Additional Features

Custom inventory
Inventory data is gathered for hundreds of predefined data classes. You can expand and customize the type of data you want to collect. For example, you can add specific registry data or a unique hardware component.
Application metering
In addition to knowing what applications are installed, you can identify the usage of installed applications. You can also restrict applications from being run.
Baseline inventory
You can determine how a client computer’s inventory data changes compared to a
baseline. You can detect how a computer’s inventory has changed over time, or the
differences between a computer and a reference computer.



Client Management Suite Life Cycle


System Requirements

The Symantec Platform includes the Symantec Management Console, Database, Notification Server and Client Management Suite management components.

Symantec Platform

  • SQL Server 2008,. 2012 or 2014
  • Windows Server2008 R2 or 2012 R2

Windows Agent

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • indows Server 2003, 2008

Linux Agent

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 3 (x86_64), 4, 4 (x86_64), 5, 5 (x86_64)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, 10 (x86_64)

Mac Agent

  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 (PPC), 10.4.x (Universal binary), 10.5.x (Universal binary)
  • Mac OS X Server 10.3.9 (PPC), 10.4.x (Universal binary), 10.5.x (Universal binary)


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