Reduced PC Power Consumption and Stronger Endpoint Security with Lumension Endpoint Management & Security Suite

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The Lumension Endpoint Power Management Solution Enables Organizations to Reduce IT Operating Expenses by Taking Advantage of Hidden Energy Cost Savings

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average desktop PC wastes nearly half the power it consumes. Additionally, vulnerability risks have increasingly shifted from the operating system level to third-party application vulnerabilities on endpoints, making continuous monitoring and centralized endpoint patch management paramount to effective IT risk management.

Desktop management continues to be one of the most costly and complex areas for the enterprise to address, organizations are looking more and more towards integrated endpoint management platforms that deliver PC lifecycle management, endpoint security, data protection and IT risk management capabilities to reduce complexity and total operating expenses while improving endpoint security and optimizing IT operations.

Lumension, the global leader in endpoint management and security today announced the general availability of the Lumension® Endpoint Power Management solution delivered within the Lumension® Endpoint Management and Security Suite. Lumension® Endpoint Power Management centralizes the management of power policy settings, utilizes enhanced Wake-on-LAN capabilities to power on systems for routine maintenance and application of security patches, and demonstrates overall power consumption savings with dedicated power reporting functionality. These new enhancements result in dramatically reducing PC power consumption costs without the required investment of additional PC power management products and without sacrificing IT security.

“Interest in PC power management suites is on the rise as IT professionals look to overcome many of the common barriers while at the same time maximizing the financial and environmental savings,” wrote Doug Washburn in the August 2009 Forrester Research, Inc. report, PC Power Management Suites Help Overcome Barriers To Maximize Financial Savings. “This technology — now offered by many of the existing client management suite vendors — allows IT professionals to centrally provision, administer, and report on their PC power management initiatives.¹”

Delivering easy enforcement of power conservation policies ensures inactive systems are powered down throughout the organization, saving time, resources and additional expenses. IT organizations should recognize that the greatest savings come from employing power management features not from switching off and unplugging PCs.

“In speaking with our customers, organizations are looking for more cost-effective ways to operate more efficiently, but we are finding that many do not take full advantage of potential IT energy cost savings as there are really no integrated PC power management capabilities within their existing endpoint security solution suites,” said chairman and CEO of Lumension, Pat Clawson. “We’re now delivering these IT power consumption policies combined with Wake-on-LAN and enhanced endpoint power reporting within the Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite to streamline routine IT system maintenance, ensure application security patches are in place, and reduce power consumption without impacting organizational productivity. Our customers can now optimize IT energy efficiency, while simultaneously reducing endpoint security risk within one unified endpoint management platform.”

Key Benefits of Lumension Endpoint Power Management Include:

  •     Reduced energy consumption, improved security and lower TCO;
  •     Simplified power policy creation and deployment in complex environments;
  •     Increased visibility and control over the IT environment;
  •     Optimized power savings through enhanced power management reporting;
  •     Continuous compliance with green IT policies throughout the organization.

“When power management is not centralized nor built into your overall IT operations it can often impede system maintenance, patching and vulnerability scans,” said Paul Zimski, vice president of market strategy, Lumension. “Organizations must carefully consider their tools, strategies and policies around power management if they're seeking to go green without compromising their operational efficiency or security posture."

Through these new PC power management capabilities, the Lumension® Endpoint Management and Security Suite helps IT organizations reduce energy consumption costs, improve business productivity, and reduce IT risk across their endpoint environment. The Lumension® Endpoint Power Management solution is now available; for more details on pricing or to receive a demonstration, please visit Lumension® Endpoint Power Management.

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About Lumension Security, Inc.
Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.™ More information can be found at lumension.com.

Lumension, the Lumension logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lumension Security, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

¹August 2009 Forrester Research, Inc. report, PC Power Management Suites Help Overcome Barriers To Maximize Financial Savings

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