ScriptLogic has announced the availability of Desktop Authority 7.5, with features that give customers greater control over data security, desktop configuration and software management. These enhancements extend Desktop Authority´s industry-leading feature set into one which, combined with ScriptLogic´s forthcoming Desktop Authority Image Center solution, offers complete management of the Windows desktop lifecycle.
Version 7.5 introduces USB and Port Security, a that which locks down a desktop or notebook computer and prevents data theft using removable storage devices such as USB sticks, MP3 players or even recordable CD/DVDs. In addition, Desktop Authority can now automatically update and modify desktop configurations at regular “Refresh” intervals, giving enterprises more flexibility in desktop management and allowing them to continually enforce compliance and security standards.
Another major enhancement in version 7.5 is an upgrade to Desktop Authority´s software deployment and management capabilities, now offering “point, click, done” deployment, updates and removal of software applications from enterprise desktops. The management console is now integrated with ScriptLogic´s Desktop Authority MSI Studio, which allows the administrator to create, edit and customise Microsoft installer (MSI) packages for pain-free software deployments. The product´s software deployment features capitalise on ScriptLogic´s Validation Logic, a granular process by which Desktop Authority manages specific end-user desktop settings and software inventory based on the user´s role, workstation location and a host of other characteristics.
ScriptLogic´s Desktop Authority also includes enhanced Software Management features, which give centralised control and scalable distribution of desktop software with a “point, click, done” interface. These enhancements also integrate with the company´s Desktop Authority MSI Studio product, which enables the creation and modification of MSI packages, which are executed to install software on end-user machines. These enhancements reduce the cost of application ownership and provide easier application roll-outs and updates.
Desktop Authority 7.5 is available immediately.