updated 02:20 pm EDT, Wed June 13, 2007
Casper Suite 5 released
JAMF Software has released Casper Suite 5, an update to the client management software for Mac that aims to bring Mac users the same level of service and support in the enterprise environment as users on any other platform. The Casper Suite provides complete life cycle management through inventory, imaging, updating, and maintenance capabilities that are designed to make managing the Mac client easy as well as automatic. Operating through a centralized server and a single console interface, the software simplifies the work of Mac system administrators while offering new features that center around greater scalability as well as compliance and pro-active maintenance. Casper Suite 5 requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later (pricing was unavailable).
New features in Casper Suite 5 include self-healing packages, pre-staged imaging for mass deployments, and network discovery as well as self-updateing based on subnet. Casper Suite 5 also includes license management and reporting, a new reporting framework with built-in PDF reports, a new Google-like look and feel for the JSS, and greater scalability.