AdventNet Upgrades Desktop Central to Support Managing Desktops in WAN -- Branch Offices & Roaming Users

ManageEngine Desktop Central Can Now Manage Desktops Spread Across the Globe From a Central Location

Pleasanton, California, August 5, 2008

AdventNet Inc. today announced the new release of Desktop Central, a Windows Desktop Management software, which helps enterprises in managing their desktops spread across the globe from a central location. Now, it is easy to patch, deploy software, take control of remote computers, and manage assets of all the branch office computers. The new release helps administrators to secure and standardize desktops from a single point irrespective of their physical location, thus saving huge time and effort.

Some of the highlights of this release include:

  • Central management of desktops across branches and of roaming users.
  • Uses secured communication via HTTPS/SSL -- No dedicated VPN connection is required.
  • Enables users to make help desk requests directly from their computers without requiring them to send an email or by logging into the help desk application

"We have more than 250 users with 7 branches. It was a difficult task to support those users desktop by a limited number of technicians. Using Desktop Central's WAN solution it has become easy to support the users across all branches for trouble shooting, software installation, asset management, or patch management -- it is like instant support to the users, which helps our IT department keep our users smiling. Now we can support our users instantly whether they are in Head office, branch office or in roaming," says Akthar Gerab National Enterprises, a satisfied customer.

"Adding support for managing desktops in WAN is a significant milestone as it helps enterprises to avoid having multiple instances of Desktop Central thereby reducing the total cost of ownership," said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, Director - Product Development at AdventNet. "As many organizations have a global presence for their business needs, the new release of Desktop Central will help them to manage their desktops with ease," he added.

Availability and Pricing

The latest release of Desktop Central can be downloaded directly from our website ( Desktop Central offers a free 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 networks like Novell® eDirectory.

About AdventNet

Enabling Management Your Way™

AdventNet provides affordable software in the areas of network applications and database tools. With a broad product portfolio and an active customer base ranging from enterprises, equipment vendors and service providers, AdventNet has emerged as a very affordable and high-quality alternative to expensive software that is common in the industry. AdventNet corporate office is located at Pleasanton, CA with offices in NJ, MA, India, China and Japan and has a well-trained partner base around the globe. Visit us at