Lenovo Management Acquisition by ogk14254

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PERCEPTION: 0-doesn't have it, 1-bad, 2-poor, 3-average, 4-good, 5-excellent                                                                              VENDOR RANKING (1-5)
FEATURES: 0-doesn’t' have it, 1-is looking into, 2-work around, 3-partner, other product integration, 4-implemented, 5-excellent   importan   Microsoft         Altiris          LANDesk
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                                                                                                                                                                             Management
                                                                Feature                                                            WEIGHT     SCCM 2007       Management
                                                                                                                                     (1-5)                                   Suite 8.8 SP1
                                                                                                                                                                Suite 6
Inventory
Can inventory be queried easily?                                                                                                      4           1                3                5
Can inventory be extended easily?                                                                                                     4           2                3                4
Can licensing be tracked for all software products?                                                                                   5           3                5                5
Do software products have to be manually defined?                                                                                     4           2                2                5
Can you quickly "force" inventory on any number of nodes?                                                                             4           2                3                5
Do you keep inventory history?                                                                                                        3           4                5                3
Software Distribution
Can the tool distribute VBScript, MSI, EXE, and BAT files?                                                                            3           4                5                5
Can the tool handle dependency chains (e.g., uninstall Visio Pro before installing Visio
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Viewer)?
Can the tool use inventory queries to select software distribution targets?                                                           5           4                4                5
Can the tool create custom reboot messages and provide total reboot control?                                                          4           3                3                4
Can the tool use bandwidth throttling and peer download technologies to prevent network
                                                                                                                                      4           4                5                5
impact?
Does the tool require additional per-subnet infrastructure to do that?                                                                4           2                5                5
Does the tool support pushing of patches, pulling of patches, or both?                                                                4           3                3                5
Remote Control
Can lock keyboard/mouse, blank screen, support multiple monitors?                                                                     3           2                5                5
Can you audit RC usage?                                                                                                               3           5                5                5
Can RC to Vista, MAC?                                                                                                                 2           3                5                5
OS Deployment
Can the tool deploy multiple image formats in order to aid transition from one vendor to
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another?
Demo workstation provisioning, decommissioning, user state migration                                                                  5           4                5                3
Can the tool automatically install a management agent and initiate checks for policies and
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vulnerabilities?
Can the tool provide PXE booting services without dedicated infrastructure?                                                           4           1                1                5
Can the tool manage multiple pre-boot environments (DOS, WinPE, and Linux)?                                                           1           2                5                5
Can the tool support OS Deployment jobs in remote sites without dedicating a management
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server?
Can the tool handle hardware independent imaging?                                                                                     2           2                5                2
Can the tool support scripted install as well as imaging?                                                                             3           4                5                5
Security and Patch Management
Can the tool test for non-Microsoft business applications such as Adobe Reader?                                                       4           1                3                5
Can the tool test for “greyware” unsupported but common apps such as iTunes?                                                          2           0                2                5
Can the tool be extended to test for applications that aren’t defined by the vendor, such as in-
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house software?
Can the tool re-distribute manually downloaded patches, such as Sun Java upgrades?                                                    4           2                4                5

    Document Created 2008-07-01 by vborovian
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                                                                                        59d3712b-12cb-4516-bca8-ce1382ea9f95.xls

PERCEPTION: 0-doesn't have it, 1-bad, 2-poor, 3-average, 4-good, 5-excellent                                                                              VENDOR RANKING (1-5)
FEATURES: 0-doesn’t' have it, 1-is looking into, 2-work around, 3-partner, other product integration, 4-implemented, 5-excellent   importan   Microsoft         Altiris          LANDesk
                                                                                                                                      ce                        Client
                                                                                                                                                                             Management
                                                                Feature                                                            WEIGHT     SCCM 2007       Management
                                                                                                                                     (1-5)                                   Suite 8.8 SP1
                                                                                                                                                                Suite 6
Inventory automate the process of testing, approving, and distributing new patches?
Can the tool                                                                                                                          4           1                3                4
Does the tool provide or leverage any hard drive encryption product? How?                                                             4           2                3                2
Compliance Management
Does the tool offer any compliance standards(FISMA SP800-53, NSA’s security guidelines,
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SOX, Custom…)?
Can it automatically remediate non-compliant conditions?                                                                              3           5                4                4
Can it integrate with network admission control systems to block non-compliant systems?                                               3           3                4                4
Does the tool detect and enforce configuration issues and DAT file updates for McAfee,
                                                                                                                                      4           1                2                5
Symantec, Trend, Sophos, eTrust, and Kaspersky Antivirus tools?
Unmanaged Device Detection
Can the tool detect unmanaged devices via ICMP, SNMP, LDAP, Active Directory, ARP, and
                                                                                                                                      4           3                4                5
WiFi browsing?
Can it alert on newly discovered devices and block access to rogue WAPs?                                                              3           3                4                4
Hardware Management
Can the tool utilize server hardware monitoring and management features such as IPMI?                                                 4           3                5                5
Can the tool detect and apply Dell hardware patches?                                                                                  3           5                5                5
Can the tool integrate with any vendor (Dell, Lenovo, HP) management tools to extend
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manageability?
Can the tool selectively block desktop hardware such as USB storage devices, or PCMCIA
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networking devices?
Reporting
Can the tool schedule publication of reports via email?                                                                               4           3                5                5
Easy of building custom reports? SQL knowledge required?                                                                              5           1                3                5
Are reports scope-aware (for instance, will a UK administrator see US computers in their
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report)?
How many reports are provided by default?                                                                                             2           4                5                4
Are reports automatically generated for each scheduled task and policy?                                                               2           5                5                5
General Infrastructure
How many servers would be required to support the above requirements?                                                                 4           2                5                5
How many separate databases are used, and how is data integrated between them?                                                        4           3                4                5
How many consoles?                                                                                                                    4           5                4                5
Is the tool completely integrated?                                                                                                    3           3                2                5
How many clients/agent, at what impact to the end-users?                                                                              5           3                5                5
Is the tool AD dependent? Can it leverage AD Groups?                                                                                  5           2                5                5
Can these functions be performed over the Internet without a VPN?                                                                     5           2                2                5
Server
Process Monitoring and Alerting                                                                                                       3           3                3                3
VMWare or virtual host, guests reporting                                                                                              2           1                4                1
Other

    Document Created 2008-07-01 by vborovian
    Document Updated 2008-09-22 by vborovian                                                                                                                                            2/3
                                                                                        59d3712b-12cb-4516-bca8-ce1382ea9f95.xls

PERCEPTION: 0-doesn't have it, 1-bad, 2-poor, 3-average, 4-good, 5-excellent                                                                              VENDOR RANKING (1-5)
FEATURES: 0-doesn’t' have it, 1-is looking into, 2-work around, 3-partner, other product integration, 4-implemented, 5-excellent   importan   Microsoft         Altiris          LANDesk
                                                                                                                                      ce                        Client
                                                                                                                                                                             Management
                                                                Feature                                                            WEIGHT     SCCM 2007       Management
                                                                                                                                     (1-5)                                   Suite 8.8 SP1
                                                                                                                                                                Suite 6
Inventory
Vendor ability to execute                                                                                                             3           5                4                4
Ease of Adoption                                                                                                                      5           3                4                5
Product history and reputation                                                                                                        3           2                4                4
Brand Recognition                                                                                                                     3           2                5                3
Customer references/forums feedback                                                                                                   4           2                4                5
Community Size                                                                                                                        3           4                5                3
Community Quality                                                                                                                     3           2                4                5
Desktop Virtualization Vision/Direction                                                                                               3           2                4                3
App Virtualization and Streaming now and within 24 months                                                                             3           4                4                4
Cost of Ownership
Cost of license acquisition                                                                                                           20          4                3                2
Cost of deployment (hardware and services)                                                                                            10          2                3                4
Cost of maintenance and administration                                                                                                30          2                3                4



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    Document Created 2008-07-01 by vborovian
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