Leading Analyst Firm Positions LANDesk as a Leader in Its PC Configuration Life Cycle Management Tools Magic Quadrant

Placement Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - LANDesk Software, a global leader in systems lifecycle management, endpoint security and IT service management, today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for PC Configuration Life Cycle Management Tools" report.1

"The mobility explosion accelerated in 2010. Individuals are adding smart phones and tablets to PC or notebook use, dramatically increasing the number of endpoints and operating systems that need to be managed," said Steve Daly, president and CEO of LANDesk Software. "As a leader in providing integrated broad platform support, LANDesk is helping IT manage end-user environments, regardless of location or device."

 According to the report, positioning in the Leaders Quadrant is the result of successful completeness of vision and ability to execute. These vendors have succeeded in at least some or all the following areas: attention to future client demands in PCCLM (which is discussed in the Completeness of Vision section); consistently positive client feedback concerning the efficacy of their products; continued visibility and success in an increasingly crowded and competitive market (Gartner tracks which vendors clients are considering as a measure of visibility); substantial market share; superior track records for market responsiveness and customer service. The vendors in the Leaders Quadrant have unique characteristics that position them favorably for future market success.

The LANDesk systems lifecycle management product line enables IT staff to manage, update, protect and control all software and hardware -- regardless of location -- from a single console.

It includes LANDesk® Management Suite, LANDesk® Application Virtualization, LANDesk® Management Gateway Appliance for inventory and software asset management; patch management; application virtualization; software distribution; and operating system deployment, including Windows 7 migration. The most recent addition to the integrated suite, LANDesk® Mobility Management, further extends LANDesk's management reach by allowing IT administrators to manage mobile devices (including Android, Apple iOS, Macintosh, Blackberry, Windows) connecting to the network, without the need for an agent installed on the device. 

To be included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for PC Configuration Life Cycle Management, vendor solutions had to include modules for inventory, software distribution, operating system deployment, patch management, remote control and software usage monitoring. Other capabilities evaluated included application virtualization/streaming, security management, power management, data/settings migration and software packaging with conflict resolution.

LANDesk was also positioned in the Visionary Quadrant in the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms" report.

1 The Magic Quadrant for PC Configuration Life Cycle Management was written by Terrence Cosgrove and published January 4, 2011. Gartner's ID number for the report is G00209594. Gartner clients can access the report from www.gartner.com

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About LANDesk Software
LANDesk Software is a leading provider of systems lifecycle management, endpoint security, and IT service management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise. LANDesk enables IT to deliver business value by gaining control of end-user computing with a single console, light infrastructure, and ITIL solutions that deliver significant ROI for thousands of customers worldwide. LANDesk is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and can be found at www.landesk.com.

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