updated 04:50 pm EDT, Wed September 27, 2006
FileWave 2.6 released
FileWave today announced the latest version of its software management suite, FileWave 2.6. The software is designed to ease distribution, installation, and configuration of software in multi-platform environments. Version 2.6 significantly simplifies the automated installation and configuration of software on computers running Microsoft Windows, improves Tiger support, and also brings Universal Binary support for the Mac OS-based components of FileWave. Software installation and management on Microsoft Windows computers is now easily achieved with Fileset WinMagic Assistant, which gives system administrators a full overview of all changes made to a disk and Windows Registry by a software installer. Remote control of FileWave Clients has also been further expanded through integration of Apple Remote Desktop 3.0. FileWave Administrators have the possibility to control or observe remote computers screens via Apple Remote Desktop 3.0 or Timbuktu as well as command line remote control via Secure Shell (SSH).
"This 2.6 release is a great leap forward for FileWave," explains Ben Forsyth, CEO and Head of Development at FileWave (USA), Inc. "We have simplified installation on Windows clients through the use of the new Fileset WinMagic Assistant to match the ease already known to Mac users. The integration of Apple Remote Desktop 3.0 into FileWavetm XAdmin is in response to the request from many users for a fast and uncomplicated program for software distribution in networks as a supplement to Apple's powerful remote maintenance tool."
In addition, the company said that administrators can export single files from a Fileset to the Finder and that the new version offers Improved user interface for "New Fileset" operations as well as display of date, time and version of Filesets in Fileset Report. It also now offers improved feedback function in the FileWave Client via upgrades to Mac OS X Tiger.