Product Newsletter Blog for September 2017

Product updates and releases covered in this newsletter:

  • Ivanti Endpoint Manager
  • Ivanti Endpoint Security for Endpoint Manager
  • Ivanti User Workspace Manager
  • Ivanti Velocity

Ivanti Endpoint Manager

Ivanti Endpoint Manager 2017.3 provides even more automation for improved user productivity. We’re excited about this new version that will be released in early October.

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) vendors claim EMM is the only way to go, but is it really?

At Ivanti, we want to give our customers the choice based on their organizational requirements. We are offering both EMM-type management of PCs and mobile devices, but also the power and flexibility of an agent. So, you can manage your endpoints just as you would your mobile devices when enrolling them, deploying profiles and policies, configuring email accounts, applying restrictions; but if you want to fully secure your devices you do it through the power of an agent.  When combined with endpoint security, the agent will help you, for instance in an event of a breach, to isolate the machine with the malware, automatically deploy software or a new image to the machine, and put the machine back on the network. Few, if any other vendors can do that, but no EMM or MDM solution can touch that level of operational security, so don’t restrict your management and security to the OS vendors’ will. With Ivanti, you have the best of both worlds.

With Ivanti Endpoint Manager 2017.3, EMM now includes group enrollments for faster, batch provisioning. There is also an EMM enroller for Apple if you want to manage Macs as you would a mobile device. And the updated configuration profile manager and editor are more Mac-like and robust.

Are you ready for the steady proliferation of devices and smart things?

According to analyst Gartner, there will be 8.4 billion connected devices in 2017, setting the stage for 20.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices to be deployed by 2020. Then how do you efficiently manage and secure the TVs in your conference rooms, the wall boards in your offices, and more? Rest assured Ivanti Endpoint Manager has you covered. With 2017.3, we now have Android 8, iOS11, High Sierra, tvOS11, and Raspbian support. We also provide Ubuntu support along with many other updates to the Linux agent.

Additional highlights of Ivanti Endpoint Manager 2017.3 include:

  • Agent state and services updates to self-electing platform
  • Agentless multi-platform scanning
  • Updated configuration profile manager for Mac & MDM
  • IoT Support with tvOs and Raspbian
  • Ubuntu Support
  • Efficient group enrollment for mobile devices
  • Connector to ServiceNow (available separately on the ServiceNow store)
  • Hosted endpoint management
  • and more

These are just some of the exciting new things coming with Ivanti Endpoint Manager 2017.3.  Get started and familiarize yourself with the new capabilities and register for the What’s New Webinar here.

We’ll also be posting updates on the community and blog as we near release. Stay tuned.

Ivanti Endpoint Security for Endpoint Manager

Ivanti announces Ivanti Endpoint Security for Endpoint Manager (formerly Landesk Security Suite) 2017.3. Endpoint Security for Endpoint Manager has long had a solid remediation story. And now? It’s automated!

With weaponized malware wreaking havoc on aging, vulnerable infrastructure, you need a layered response. You’ve got to reduce the attack surface—give your team a fighting chance at stopping the attacks that do get through—and provide an effective response to threats that manage to breach your defenses. You must:

  • Stop them in their tracks.
  • Safeguard your infrastructure and data.
  • Restore your environment to the productive, competitive state it was in prior to the onslaught from attackers.

An integral part of that recipe is automation—simpler, streamlined tools that automate security processes. Automation can help remove the burden of detection and investigation from your already swamped resources and decrease the time to response.

With Endpoint Security for Endpoint Manager 2017.3, isolation from the network is automatic. And while the machine’s isolated? Our security suite’s integrated with our unified endpoint management platform, so you can respond remotely from a trusted console. With a click of the mouse:

  • Remote control into the machine for insight into its state.
  • Reimage the machine.
  • Reinstall all the user’s settings and applications.
  • Copy back all the backed-up documents.

Voilà, you’re done. Our automated remediation process has the user back in business in no time, compared to the manual process most organizations currently have in place. And you and your team now have the time to focus on core business goals.

We’re excited about this update to our security platform, but it’s not the only update you’ll want to know about. You also have access to more patch content, for example, via integration with our Shavlik engine.

Get the facts on Ivanti Endpoint Security for Endpoint Manager 2017.3 now!

Learn more.

Ivanti User Workspace Manager

Ivanti User Workspace Manager integration with Microsoft AutoPilot and Intune.

Ivanti Environment Manager customers pre-registering new Windows 10 devices with Microsoft with the new AutoPilot and Intune cloud services can now use User Workspace Manager to provide tight IT control over the security and personalization of that device. When turned on for the first time with Internet access, a device configured to use AutoPilot discovers that it has been registered by the employer, and will then only allow the user to authenticate with their corporate account. After initial logon, Intune will configure the Windows version and deliver applications, and configure basic MDM-style policies. This all sounds good, but these technologies all use AzureAD and not traditional Active Directory, so when Windows 10 devices are onboarded with AutoPilot and Intune they are not domain-joined, eliminating many traditional IT management tools, including Group Policy. This approach significantly reduces IT’s ability to apply user policy to support corporate policy and regulatory compliance. IT admins that want to supplement the AutoPilot capabilities with tighter control and more flexible security, as well as a fully portable user persona and experience can now leverage User Workspace Manager. For example, Environment Manager can apply Group Policy-like policies to the endpoint, but with a far higher degree of performance, flexibility and granular targeting.

For more detail on how Environment Manager supplements these new Microsoft services, read this blog post and watch this video demo.

Ivanti Velocity

New Velocity release! Ivanti Velocity 1.2.109 is now available.

Our 4-step framework for Android migration continues to get enhancements, making it easier to bring your existing telnet and web apps to Android.  With the release of Velocity version 1.2.109, we’ve got several cool new capabilities:

  • Optimization gets a big lift from additional scripting capabilities for web hosts. From scoping to reordering, to managing persistent variables and more, you have the power to streamline tasks with time-saving automation.
  • The Modernization stage gets some cool new tricks of its own, with template enhancements that help you group similar screens. Now, you can add common styling elements to multiple screens at one time!
  • We’ve added support for CipherLab mobile computers, and expanded our pre-licensed availability to Zebra’s MC9200 running Android.

You can read up on the details on the Community or visit our Downloads area.