Vector Networks’ flagship IT Asset Management suite self-updates in v5.7

April 19, 2010 — Atlanta, Montreal, and Birmingham (UK) — Vector Networks, a leader in desktop asset and service management solutions, today announced Vector Asset Manager Pro v5.7 with automatic self-update for both its Web-based and LAN-based agent software.

Asset Manager Pro is known for its comprehensive industry leading features including Asset Discovery, Inventory and Mapping, License Compliance, Software Usage Monitoring, and Application Software Requirements Planning. The new version significantly streamlines management and reduces cost of ownership for AM Pro.

The new v5.7 Asset Management Client introduces the Self-Update capability. This feature keeps the AM Pro software current in all managed PCs and servers, automatically fetching the latest fixes and feature updates via the Internet. This means customers do not need to deploy future services packs, fixes or extensions again.

“With our typical installation size continuing to increase we are delighted to be offering functionality that significantly reduces the administration overhead for this solution set”, said Kevin Kiley, VP Sales and Business Development for Vector Networks.“With this approach, we are able to provide a more continuous flow of enhancements without imposing any load on our customers. Customers can also apply more of their scarce resources to exploiting the software’s capabilities in Software License Compliance and Software Asset Optimization, and less to managing it.”

Erick Yanez, Vector Network’s Montreal-based VP of Development, explains the control that customers will still have over the client update process. “You have full control over the automatic updates. You can specify what updates are deployed to the Clients and whether they get their updates from Vector Networks or from your server. Managed Service Providers can also specify their own servers and deploy different updates to different clients.

If more refined control is ever needed, you can even deploy specific updates to only certain individual computers, group of computers or Active Directory OUs.

Advanced, unique three-tiered technology provides levels of security, reliability and trust that go beyond the standard.”

Full ‘What’s New’ details of the v5.7 release are available as a downloadable PDF at

About Vector Networks

Based in Atlanta, Vector Networks specializes in solutions for desktop asset and service management, issue tracking, and business process automation. 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.

Vector Networks also specializes 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, or contact the company at

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