Prism Clears Up Deployment

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2003-04-14 Print this article Print

New Boundary Technologies (formerly Lanovation) has released Prism Deploy.

New Boundary Technologies (formerly Lanovation) has released Prism Deploy, the first post-name-change version of the companys software distribution tool.

Prism Deploy gains useful capabilities. For example, I could define group qualifications, such as the amount of RAM and other hardware characteristics, to assign to software patches. Instead of waiting for the results of an inventory scan, machines could pick up necessary patches without administrator intervention. With the new Active Update agent, machines in my network automatically received updates.

Prism Deploy also gains advanced scheduling options and enhanced scripting language. These features demonstrate New Boundarys prowess in the deployment arena; the product reduces human intervention in basic tasks while making it easy to extend software distributions to machines that were added after the product was installed.

When I added computers to the network after I installed Prism Deploy, these computers were automatically updated to the current Windows service pack, along with other security patches that I had approved for deployment in my test network.

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Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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