ManageEngine Desktop Central Upgrade Supports the "Greening" of IT; Software Minimizes Energy Use

Automates Shutdown of Computers During Non-Office Hours; Generates Monthly Reports Used in Claiming Utility Rebates

Austin, Texas, January 27, 2009

ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems and security management software solutions, today announced an update to Desktop Central, the company's web-based Windows Desktop Management Software, with new features designed to help enterprises reduce the level of power consumed by PCs. The updated Desktop Central allows administrators to virtually eliminate unnecessary power consumption, reducing their company's carbon footprint and its energy bills, while generating revenue through power-usage reporting, which is key to claiming rebates from local utility companies.

Desktop Central's power management feature allows IT administrators to standardize the power settings of all computers across the network at once from a central management console. Through Desktop Central, administrators may:

  • Create and apply different power schemes to various types of users
  • Hibernate or standby idle computers automatically
    Schedule shutdown of computers during non-office hours
  • Schedule system start-up just prior to users arriving at work
  • Generate system uptime reports to claim rebates.

"With corporations focused on 'Go Green' initiatives and coping with tough economic times, saving energy and saving money are priorities," said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product management at ManageEngine. "One of the easiest ways to cut expenses is to effectively reduce the power consumption of the computers in the organization. Desktop Central's Power Management helps enterprises save big on energy bills and protect the environment by reducing the amount of work that power plants must do, much of which produces harmful byproducts, such as air pollution and disruption of natural habitats."

Availability and Pricing

The updated Desktop Central software is available now for download directly from the company's website at ManageEngine offers a 30-day evaluation license of the Professional Edition. A permanent Free Edition is also available for small businesses. The annual subscription price for the Professional Edition starts at $995 for 100 systems.

About Desktop Central

Desktop Central is a complete Desktop Management Software that provides Software Deployment, Patch Management, Service Pack Installation, Asset Management, Remote Control, Configurations, System Tools, User Logon Reports and Active Directory Reports. It is a network-neutral solution that can be used to manage desktops in Active Directory, Workgroups, or other directory services based network like Novell® eDirectory. It can manage computers in multiple domains and can also manage computers across WAN (branch offices).

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise IT management software. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 30,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of AdventNet, Inc. For more information, please visit

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