NetSupport DNA 2.7 from NetSupport
Enhancements in NetSupport DNA 2.70 include:
Vista support for DNA Console and DNA clients is included in version 2.7.
NetSupport DNA: Overview
IT assets account for the largest proportion of the overall IT spend, therefore, ensuring they are properly managed and maintained becomes one of the highest priority corporate goals for any organization where TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is high on the agenda.
Without a comprehensive management program in place, IT assets can cost far more than necessary through waste and redundancy (direct costs) and overly complex management and maintenance (indirect costs). By implementing an effective IT asset management program, companies can view every asset in their enterprise, allowing them to control and manage IT assets, eliminate waste and redundancy, and comply with ever-tightening government compliance regulations.
The annual cost of supporting this IT infrastructure can often result in costs spiraling out of control, where the initial purchase price of IT assets pales into insignificance. Understanding leasing arrangements and undertaking proactive asset management ensures compliance with software license agreements and makes budget forecasting more accurate. Knowing how many of your users are using a specific application at any given time will allow for both effective trimming of software budgets and a realistic prediction of future software investment.
Information is key. Without this, decisions on upgrades and the roll-out of new technology will not be taken from an entirely informed position. From a cost-saving standpoint, knowing the inventory of IT assets is critical when deciding whether to purchase more assets, redistribute current assets, or retire them completely - along with their costly maintenance contracts and renewal fees.
Recognizing that organizations have differing requirements, NetSupport DNA is available in a modular format, allowing you to pick and choose only those features that best meet the current needs of your organization.
Reporting / Views
Make Dynamic Groups available to or hidden from specific Operators.
Make Custom Queries available to or hidden from specific Operators.
Hardware History items can be enabled / disabled as needed for reporting.
Facility to enable / disable Logon / Logoff "popup" messages as required.
Application Restrictions by department can now be automatically assigned to any new members of a department.
New Query Scheduler enables Queries to be run on a specific date or regularity based on a defined interval, for example Daily, Weekly etc. The completed report is automatically saved in a user defined location.
Console / Performance
New DNA Cache Controller. Data views are now generated by the DNA server (previously by the Console) and the resulting data can be cached on the server. The result of this is that views can be generated in background while viewing other console areas and data response times are typically improved.
Software Distribution now provides a range of Retry options allowing control of frequency, delay between attempts and support for PCs powered off at time of distribution. On power on they will be notified of a pending distribution and deployed to automatically.
Software Distribution : Broadcast. When deploying to computers on a local subnet from the server or distribution warehouse, UDP can now be utilised for significant performance benefits. For example:
To Distribute a 50Mb package to 90 computers over a regular 100mb network: Traditional deploy:
- 8 minutes 48 seconds
- UDP deploy: 1 minute 39 seconds
Both distribution methods are supported in DNA 2.7
NetSupport DNA 2.7 from NetSupport