Elk Grove, CA (PRWEB) November 9, 2010
ClearApps releases Network Inventory Advisor 3.9, adds native Linux scanning and software changes tracking features.
Two significant major updates now live in Network Inventory Advisor 3.9, both are the result of the enormous demand from the user community, who are actively committing to the feature list of the network management suite by ClearApps.
Since now on Network Inventory Advisor is able to scan Linux machines natively. This means that another OS is finally fully supported for scanning in multi-OS networks. As of now, Network Inventory Advisor excellently performs remote agentless scanning of Windows, Mac OS X and Linux; SNMP devices also supported. The newly inventoried Linux nodes are distinctively highlighted in the network tree, and all the Linux nodes which users might have already scanned with older versions of Network Inventory Advisor as SNMP-powered devices can now be converted into new devices with more details collected.
Secondly, ClearApps adds an interesting feature that simplifies some reporting that had to be done mostly manually by comparing 2 or more scanning results for many nodes. Version 3.9 of Network Inventory Advisor introduced automatic software changes tracking. Basically, this means that whenever there's a software change on a node, administrator is automatically notified with the special alert. It's extremely convenient, if there is a need to know that users reacted to request for update of a certain software title, or that someone installed another copy of MS Office a company may not have a valid license for, or there are people in a company constantly adding torrent-related software, etc. Additionally it’s possible to build a new convenient report on all software changes in PC network to have this info in one place.
There are a couple of other improvements in relation to reporting features of Network Inventory Advisor. The most important one is the new set of reports for software audit. Now it’s possible to run reports on PC network to analyze the software by versions, list all of the installed applications including Mac software in compact joined lists, etc. The other minor improvement worth mentioning here is the availability of a couple of new data fields in Tabular reports, data on antivirus software is among them.
Finally, there is a number of smaller enhancements added, including status detection of Windows Defender, scheduled scanning fixes, asset tag collection for Dell systems, getting Support Information from System Properties on Windows, better software inventory on Windows x64, as well as improved collection of MS Office 2010 serial keys, etc.
ClearApps is a privately owned software developer, specializing in network software utilities. Network Inventory Advisor, their major product, is used by network administrators and other staff in more than 150 countries worldwide and is translated into 7 languages.
Product page link: http://www.clearapps.com/pc-inventory.html
Main download link: http://www.clearapps.com/download.htmlDirect
download link: http://www.clearapps.com/download/network_inventory_advisor.exe (~12 MB)
Support email: help(at)clearapps(dot)com
Company website: http://www.clearapps.com/
ClearApps Postal address:
9245 Laguna Springs Drive
Suite 200, Elk Grove
CA 95758, USA