ManageEngine Desktop Management Solution Controls Business Software Expenditures, Enforces USB Restrictions

Austin, TX, June 29, 2011-- ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems, applications and security management software solutions, today announced the addition of Software Metering and USB device policy compliance to Desktop Central, the company's web-based enterprise windows server and desktop management solution.

The new Software Metering engine helps enterprises perform a complete audit of their software usage and make informed decisions about license renewals and purchases. Based upon data collected by ManageEngine Desktop Central, IT administrators will see which applications are present in their environment, as well as the frequency with which those applications are being utilized, tracked to the exact number of usage hours. Desktop Central's detailed reporting capability produces a record of all software residing on each desktop, including application name, version, vendor, license type and expiration date. Applications that are repeatedly underutilized can be phased-out, potentially saving the organization a significant amount of money.

Also new to Desktop Central are enhanced USB device restriction capabilities. With Desktop Central, administrators may prohibit the use of specific USB device instances, increasing desktop security and controlling data theft and leakage. Not only does this capability allow administrators to enforce organizational policies, it allows the enterprise to stay compliant with standards bodies, such as the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for account data protection.

"We are committed to continually giving IT administrators greater levels of enterprise-wide knowledge and control," said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, ManageEngine's director of product management for Desktop Central. "With Desktop Central, IT administrators become key contributors to their organization's profitability and compliance."

Availability and Pricing

ManageEngine Desktop Central is available for download by clicking here. Pricing starts at $545 for 50 computers under a single license. A free, 30-day, fully functional trial edition is available on the Website. For more information, please visit:

Customer Testimonials

Video clips of IT leaders describing their Desktop Central implementations can be seen on the ManageEngine website.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine is the leading provider of cost-effective enterprise IT management software and the only one making the 90-10 promise – to provide 90 percent of the capabilities offered by the Big 4 at just 10 percent of the price. 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 fifty thousand organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of ZOHO Corporation. For more information, please visit

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