SysAid Introduces Patch Management Tool in Version 14.0 of ITSM Platform
New Patch Management Tool Automates and Customizes Updates for Most Popular Software; On-Premise Users on Default Embedded Database Automatically Migrated to MS SQL Express
Tel Aviv, Israel – March 24, 2014 - SysAid Technologies Ltd. (www.sysaid.com), a leading provider of IT service management (ITSM) solutions, announced today that the company has released version 14.0 of its cloud-based and on-premise ITSM platforms. The release features the new SysAid Patch Management solution, a free database migration for on-premise customers, and new capabilities inspired by user input.
In development for over a year, the SysAid Patch Management Software solution makes it easy to keep Windows-based servers and workstations up-to-date with the latest security patches and upgrades. The ITIL change management process allows IT admins to review, approve, deploy and audit software updates for all Microsoft products as well as popular applications like Adobe Flash, Mozilla Firefox, Java, Skype and many others.
Fully integrated with SysAid’s cloud and on-premise platforms, the Patch Management tool can automate the update process for individual assets or groups of assets. IT admins can customize policies by software type, the severity of the patch and many other criteria. The Patch Management tool can even be set to auto-generate an incidence ticket if any error occurs during an update. Overall, the full inventory and audit controls ensure that patch processes are well-documented, perform correctly and comply with regulations.
“In terms of ease-of-use, flexibility and the breadth of software covered, our integrated Patch Management tool is a huge upgrade over the standalone tools that most IT departments use,” said Oded Moshe, VP of Products at SysAid. “We’re saving IT organizations a lot time, money and frustration, and we’re making it easy to maintain the usability, performance and security of software throughout an organization of any size.”
In addition to introducing patch management software, SysAid will be providing a significant upgrade for on-premise customers who use the default embedded database. In October 2013, SysAid upgraded the default internal database to MS SQL Express to provide higher performance, scalability and reliability for new on-premise installations. Now, SysAid users who rely on the legacy database will be automatically moved to MS SQL as part of the 14.0 upgrade process.
14.0 also includes several new enhancements inspired by user input. IT admins can now:
- Convert incidents to requests and vice versa if end users misclassify the ticket
- Establish “email rules” that scan the subject line and body of incoming emails. Email rules can automatically set the priority level and urgency for the service record or forward the request to the relevant team depending on specific keywords and the sender.
- Enable “guest mode” in the end-user portal, making it possible to receive anonymous requests from users.
To learn more about these new features and others, read the SysAid blog entry at: http://www.sysaid.com/blog/entry/what-s-new-in-sysaid-14-1
View the official SysAid 14.0 release notes at: http://www.sysaid.com/product/sysaid/release-notes/408-sysaid-14-1
View the official SysAid 14.0 webinar at: http://www.sysaid.com/sysaid-14-1-webinar-registration
About SysAid Technologies
SysAid Technologies Ltd. is a leading provider of customer-driven IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions. Available as a cloud-based or on-premise solution, SysAid provides affordable, innovative, and intuitive ITSM software aligned with industry best practices. Founded in 2002 by Israel Lifshitz with a vision to make the lives of SysAdmins around the world easier, and make their IT environments and IT service delivery better—SysAid now serves over 10,000 customers across 140 countries, spanning all industries and sizes, from SMBs to Fortune 500 corporations. SysAid has offices around the globe, and its ITSM solutions are available in 42 languages. For more information, please visit www.sysaid.com.