Desktop Management Software

Best Desktop Management Software include:

Symantec Client Management Suite.

Desktop Management Software Overview

What is Desktop Management Software?

Desktop management software supports and automates the remote discovery and tracking of client desktops deployed across a network. The remote discovery process may extend to desktop monitoring, automated patching, and centralized management of security (e.g. antivirus) applications and policy. Beyond desktops, client management software includes laptops, mobile devices, USB devices, and servers. Desktop management software may instead be described as client management software,

The discovery process provided by client desktop management software can increase efficiency, provide better security policy adherence, and also provide insight to improve end-user experience.

Desktop Management Software Features & Capabilities

Desktop management software provides the following capabilities:

  • Remote discovery of devices on a network

  • Hardware discovery of client devices for inventory

  • Also discover mobile devices, servers, peripherals, USB devices

  • Security audit data generation (e.g. expired passwords, permissions checking)

  • Software discovery of client devices for inventory and patching

  • Patch automation of commonly used software (e.g. OS)

  • User Account management & support for roaming users

  • Remote task management (e.g. system reboot, driver configuration)

  • Support /prepare for desktop migration

  • Power management

  • Security policy enforcement and remediation

Pricing Information

Desktop management software for small networks may be available free. It is also available via perpetual licensing or on an annual subscription. Pricing scales with number of endpoints to be managed and feature sophistication. Some deployments are available with add-ons to support mobile device management, server failover, or secure gateway for roaming users.

Desktop Management Products

(1-12 of 12) Sorted by Most Reviews

Symantec Client Management Suite
40 ratings
14 reviews
Symantec Client Management Suite is designed to automate time-consuming and redundant tasks for deploying, managing, patching, and securing desktops and laptops so organizations can reduce the cost and effort of managing Windows, Mac, Linux, and virtual desktop environments.
ManageEngine Desktop Central
24 ratings
7 reviews
Desktop Central from ManageEngine is a client desktop management with patching, remote control, and configuration.
8 ratings
5 reviews
FixMe.IT is a cost-effective remote support application that is designed to enable instant, secure, and trouble-free connections between remote computers anywhere in the world. The vendor's value proposition is that with FixMe.IT, support teams can quickly and securely view, diagnose, and resolve te…
BMC Helix Client Management
9 ratings
3 reviews
BMC Helix Client Management provides comprehensive, automated endpoint management, delivering great service to end users while minimizing cost, maintaining compliance, and reducing security risk. It replaces the now EoL BMC BladeLogic Client Automation platform. The software automatically deploys p…
Faronics Core
1 ratings
1 reviews
Faronics Core is a remote management tool for endpoints.
WinReporter is a change and configuration, and client desktop management solution from French company IS Decisions.
Clarity CA (formerly CA Client Automation)
Clarity CA (formerly CA Client Automation) from Broadcom company CA Technologies is a client desktop management solution to increase the efficiency and security of desktops, laptops, servers and devices with user self-service, policy-based client automation and robust analytics. It also unifies the …
RemoteExec is a change and configuration management and client desktop solution from French company IS Decisions.
NVIDIA offers the nView desktop management and workstation configuration tool.
KACE Desktop Authority Management Suite
Quest offers the KACE Desktop Authority Management Suite, a desktop provisioning and management system.
baramundi Management Suite
According to the vendor, barramundi Management Suite is a simple and effective one-stop software solution for comprehensive, cross-platform and future-proof endpoint management. It enables IT administrators to manage and secure all kinds of devices. It also allows for the integration of new platform…
CloudReady transforms your organization’s computers so they’re secure, easy to manage, and never slow down. Based on Google’s Chromium OS, the same open-source architecture as Chrome OS, CloudReady gives you the power of the web - without the weight or risk that accompany traditional operating syste…