Web-based Asset Management Now a Reality with Vector Networks' Asset Management Pro v5.5

May 11, 2009 — Atlanta, Montreal, and Birmingham (UK) — Vector Networks' flagship Asset Manager Pro now delivers compliance-critical IT Asset Management functionality over the web. IT Administrators accustomed to visibility and control of PCs on the LAN, can now extend their reach to mobile assets over the Internet.

Asset Manager Pro supports Discovery, Inventory, Software Usage Monitoring, and Application Software Requirements Planning. Kevin Kiley, VP Sales and Business Development observes, “Including remote machines in the organization's drive to optimize its IT assets is no longer a nice-to-have; it's a must-have.”

The ability to collect accurate software usage information from the entire PC population is a key requirement for any organization looking to reduce IT costs through optimization. Kiley added, “Another result of the current economic climate is that customers are looking for any opportunity to reduce costs. Getting the most out of existing application licensing is high on the list. Vector Asset Manager Pro, and its companion, Software Compliance and Optimization solution, tell you where there are unused copies of software which can either be cancelled with the vendor or re-allocated to another PC.”

Erick Yanez, Vector's Montreal-based VP Development said, “Twelve months ago, LAN/WAN connection was the default; customers used our early Proof of Concept internet support on an occasional basis. As their exposure to the new capability continued, they came to rely more and more on the flexibility it provides. It became clear their direction was that Internet connectivity should be the default for AM Pro, with LAN/WAN communication kicking in when it happened to suit the current location of the mobile PC concerned.”

Asset Manager Pro v5.5 also completes the Vista support for the AM Pro Client, both 32bit and 64 bit. Although the keynote for v5.5 is Web support, Vector has also taken the opportunity to fold in enhancements such as multi-monitor data capture at the Client and support for scheduled reports. The Portal now supports a public URL, and at the same time, emails that can be sent from within Portal Reports can now be encrypted using SSL.

Full ‘What's New’ details of the v5.5 release are available as a downloadable PDF at www.vector-networks.com.

About Vector Networks

Based in Atlanta, Vector Networks specializes in solutions for desktop asset and service management. Its PC-Duo brand is synonymous with high-quality enterprise-grade remote control. Vector Networks solutions have been installed and supported in over 20 countries since the company's formation seventeen years ago. With development based in Montreal and a highly mobile sales and support team, the company understands the needs and challenges of multi-site organizations.

Since forming a Security division in 2006, Vector Networks has also specialized in providing solutions which integrate RFID-based location tracking with IT asset management, effectively forming a bridge between asset security and asset management functions. For further information, visit www.vector-networks.com, or contact the company at itassetsecurity@vector-networks.com.

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