updated 10:55 am EDT, Fri September 15, 2006
Casper Suite 4.0 released
JAMF Software has released Casper Suite 4.0, an update to the Casper client management suite. Casper Suite is currently the only Mac software that can push as well as pull updates, creating .PKG as well as .DMG packages, according to the company. The new release is designed to decrease liability and security risks by blacklisting unwanted applications, email notifications to alert administrators of unwanted changes on client computers, and automate software update delivery from one or more internal software update servers. Casper Suite 4.0 also enables smart computer groups based on various criteria, and manages local accounts as well as directory bindings through remote policy-based management. The latest iteration of Casper Suite requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later, and adds pilot projects for extended evaluations at low cost as well as subscription-based pricing.