Dell’s Software Distribution service automates the distribution and upgrades of software applications to Microsoft® Windows-based* PCs, and provides the tools needed to easily schedule and track the status of software deployments.
- Automate software distribution and upgrades to Microsoft® Windows-based machines
- Policy-based software distribution based on centralized rules and standards
- Minimize impact on PCs, users and network resources
- Securely deliver software using 128-bit SSL encryption
- Track distribution details with reports for users, departments, or organization-wide
Outdated software is a security risk
Outdated or unauthorized software is likely to be vulnerable to exploitation attacks and relying on end users to keep software up-to-date is asking for trouble. A centralized and automated software distribution and removal solution is essential for IT departments to help ensure that employees have the applications they need and that the company’s network is safe from unwanted intrusion.
Centralized software distribution and control
Dell Software Distribution is a secure and reliable method for distributing, as well as removing applications, updates and patches to distributed client PCs while they are connected to the Internet. The service requires no user intervention and can seamlessly update remote clients when they connect to the Internet – without requiring access to the company WAN/LAN or VPN.
Software is distributed based on policies set from a central management console. For instance, all PCs in accounting can have a standard set of applications distributed and upgraded as needed from Dell’s datacenters. Rules can be set by user, location, group or subnet and include bandwidth policies to minimize crucial bandwidth.
Help lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
The Dell Software Distribution service is part of a suite of Dell Distributed Device Management Services designed to reduce the risks and costs of managing PCs with low-cost, SaaS-enabled solutions. The service is simple to deploy, requires virtually no up-front expense, and integrates with other services to efficiently manage asset inventories, software distribution, patch management and anti-malware and virus management.