Managing through LDMS (aka Ivanti)
June 23, 2017

Managing through LDMS (aka Ivanti)

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with LANDesk Management Suite

We use it to manage clients and distribute software, updates and keep track of our licenses. It also provides remote support functionality for remote assistance for both users within and outside of our network.This is beneficial since we have three locations and traveling salespeople.
  • Patch Management - LDMS provides one location to manage all your windows patches, providing a solution for WSUS without the need for an extra hardware.
  • Data Analytics - this feature provides a way to manage the lifecycle of your hardware/software from purchase with automated downloads of invoices from supported vendors to retirement.
  • SLM - This helps keep track of your software usage and licenses and works well in conjunction with data analytics to provide data on how often a piece is being utilized or underutilized and can automate the harvest process of underutilized software to save on license purchases.
  • It would be great if the SLM feature would work in both Chrome & IE. Currently only supported in IE due to the use of SILverlight.
  • Not having to constantly chase machines/users to check on the health of the machines this has freed up more time for other initiatives as I can manage multiple machines at the same time.
I've used SCCM prior but not as extensively LDMS
Mainly was to push software & image machines and in that aspect the both function admirably
For patch management, LANDesk Management Suite (LDMS) is a great resource and especially with software that is constantly getting updated such as Java or Adobe. It does provide a set and forget it scenario of automating the checking for new updates downloading and remediating affected clients in your environment and later provides a report on the success/failure rate.