Since its inception in 1985, LANDesk has continuously pioneered unique technology in the endpoint and end-user management space. LANDesk devotes significant resources to developing industry-leading technology and for more than two and a half decades, the company has defined and shaped systems management. This announcement demonstrates how the company is continuing to innovate new and improve upon existing technology, bettering the lives of IT technicians around the world.
“LANDesk has continued its focus on developing technologies which comprehend and support the way today’s corporate networks operate,” said Tom Davis, CTO, LANDesk Software. “We work harder than anyone else in this market to address the systems, security and end-user management issues facing IT departments today. Increasing our patent portfolio is testament to this fact and our world class engineering and product management teams.”
The first patent issued to LANDesk in 2012 enables IT administrators to quarantine a node when it does not meet the network’s security policy. This level of functionality is critical in today’s remotely connected and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) workforce as end-users continuously bring devices in and out of the corporate network and log on from a wide range of locations. With this patented technology, IT can block access from devices that do not have the most recent patches, updated antivirus or fail to meet any other criteria predetermined by the network administrator. This can prevent devices infected with malware from crippling the entire corporate network – a critical endpoint security measure.
In July of this year LANDesk was awarded another patent pertaining to endpoint security. The technology demonstrated by this patent allows administrators to predetermine access to files on the corporate network based on the profile of the end-user’s network. If the end-user is connected through the encrypted network within the office, he or she may be granted access to all files, however, if the user is accessing the corporate network from an unencrypted network at a local coffee shop, he or she may only be granted access to specific, less confidential files or none at all. With IDC projecting that the mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion by 2015, this technology will enable workers to do their jobs from virtually anywhere without compromising network security.
In addition, LANDesk was recently awarded a patent for inventing a unique method for deploying software. With LANDesk’s patented technology, administrators can deploy software and patch computers without having to set up a complex workflow to govern these actions. For instance, IT administrators could first deploy patches to early adopters or the most critical systems in the network. If this round of patching is successful, the process would automatically deploy patches to the second round of machines. This technology is unique in that it integrates the once separate processes of testing and deployment. It also increases the speed with which patches are deployed – a necessary advancement in today’s complex malware landscape. This extends LANDesk’s unique light infrastructure and patented targeted multi-cast software distribution.
Additional patents awarded this year include technologies that secure communication between clients and servers and manage how inventory services handle scans. In addition to the six patents awarded in 2012, which bring LANDesk’s patent total to 34, the company also has 48 patents pending approval. By building its patent portfolio, LANDesk is driving innovation and creativity and with its recently announced acquisitions and partnerships, the company will continue to define the end-user management market well into the twenty first century.
About LANDesk Software
LANDesk Software is the industry’s leading provider of IT end user management, including systems lifecycle management, endpoint security, enterprise mobility and IT service management solutions. LANDesk provides an adaptive IT delivery model to help IT organizations increase end-user productivity. LANDesk is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and can be found at www.landesk.com.
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