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So this just in from Michel at ThinComputing

AppSense, a leader in endpoint security for the enterprise, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft SecureIT Alliance, a community of industry partners working together to provide security solutions for the Microsoft platform.

AppSense will collaborate with other SecureIT Alliance members to identify new security features and combinations of products with services to address the needs of the industry, whilst continually developing its own Desktop Security offering to provide seamless integration with Microsoft platforms.

Read more
here. And it's allways worth checking AppSense's own Blog?

But interestingly enough this also comes on the back of me receiving this via email today:

After the 2004 UK Citrix Partner Exchange there were a few people from AppSense who were grumbling a bit about the new features in CPS 4.0 and wondering where did that leave them? So just maybe AppSense have been able to reinvent themselves enough? To be perfectly honest, there is a lot of good technology in their suite, but sometimes their message, marketing and/or pricing doesn't quite hit the spot with the Customers? 

AppSense Product Bulletin

AppSense is pleased to announce the availability of AppSense Management Suite 6.1.

This release will be available for you to download from the AppSense website at from 23rd January 2006.

Customers with a valid AppSense Software Subscriptions License can simply visit the website and enter their email address and
password to download the latest release. To assist with installation please refer to the Installation Guide available from and within the Product Download Pack.


New feature – Device Lockdown
Device lockdown has become an area of the endpoint environment that organisations want more control over. AppSense Management Suite 6.1 includes easy to configure yet flexible USB lockdown capabilities. Administrators will be able to configure device lockdown policies by user or machine and have them enforced by the same application that protects the other parts of their endpoint environment. Auditing then enables the administrator to track which devices have been accessed, by whom and at what time.
New feature – Soft CPU Limits
Soft CPU Limits gives users a new and unique tool to get the most from their machines while controlling demanding applications.
Frequently users will have a small number of intense ‘batch’ applications that are necessary for the business but which when run impact other users. By using Soft CPU Limits users can control these applications so that the intense application is kept below a limit
while others need resource, but let it take more when there is no contention for resource.
New feature Reminder – Self Authorizing Users
In AppSense Management Suite 6.0 SP1, Application Manager included a new feature, Self Authorising Users. This gives Administrators a new level of flexibility in how they let power users have the freedom they need within policy framework. In an organisation there are many users who can be protected by locking down their environment, but there are also users who require more freedom to run applications that are not yet corporate approved.

Self Authorising Users caters to this group of users by letting them authorise themselves for these applications while keeping
an audit of their actions. This gives a very useful mix of flexibility backed up by the controlling aspects of an audit.

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 5:14 PM Citrix , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Microsoft Tips , VMware and other Virtualization tools , Security | Back to top

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