SOURCE: Autonomic Software

Autonomic Software

February 24, 2011 09:05 ET

Autonomic Software Announces New Solution to Drastically Reduce Desktop Power Use; Integrates Seamlessly With McAfee Software

ANSA Power Management for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Software Reduces Desktop Energy Costs an Average of 65% a Year

DANVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2011) - Autonomic Software Inc., an advanced enterprise desktop security and management solutions company, announces the release of a new desktop management solution for McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee ePO™) software. ANSA Power Management for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software is tightly integrated into the ePolicy Orchestrator console, enabling ease-of-use, significant energy savings, substantial reduction of operating costs, and better security.

"Companies today need to cut costs and improve efficiency wherever they can," said Tony Gigliotti, president of Autonomic Software. "ePolicy Orchestrator software is widely acknowledged as the most advanced and scalable security management software in the industry. Autonomic Software enhances its benefits even more by delivering huge energy savings."

ANSA Power Management for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
ANSA Power Management for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software enables IT professionals to save energy, reduce operating costs and help the environment. ANSA Power Management automatically puts desktop computers into standby mode when not in use, and as a result, power costs are controlled and overall security is increased. With the Wake-on-LAN feature, desktops are turned on when maintenance or software downloads are required and put back to sleep again when tasks are finished. 

With ANSA Power Management for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software, companies can cut an average of 65% of their yearly desktop power costs. This means that an enterprise with 1,000 desktops can save up to $64,404 annually. From an environmental standpoint, using ANSA Power Management for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software could equate to preventing more than 400 tons of Co2 emissions from entering the atmosphere, planting 83 acres of trees, and/or permanently taking 67 cars off the highway.

Low- or no-cost entry
More than 160 utility companies in North America offer rebates to organizations that install and use desktop power management solutions. Most of the time rebates completely pay for the installation and use of the ANSA Power Management solution. Return on investment starts immediately, and, as a result, the savings derived from ANSA Power Management for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software can pay for additional McAfee security software.

"A key goal behind the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance program is to accelerate the development of interoperable security products and simplify the integration of those products with complex customer environments," said Ed Barry, vice president of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance. "Power management is an area of increasing interest and we are thrilled to see Autonomic Software Inc. leverage the McAfee investment in its security risk management platform and extend our value to our mutual customers."

Autonomic Software also plans to release an additional solution, ANSA Patch Management for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software, this spring.

About Autonomic Software, Inc.
Autonomic Software provides automated enterprise power reduction, network management and security solutions. Autonomic's industry-acclaimed software was rated first among competing products in the September 2009 Power Management Software review in InfoWorld Magazine. Founded in 2004, the company helps customers create a continuously protected environment by combining patch management, asset management, configuration management, software distribution, and power management. The company has joined McAfee to provide Power and Patch Management plug-ins for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software users. Autonomic's products are available through its nationwide reseller program or via its direct sales organization. For more information about Autonomic Software's products and services, call 925-820-8020, or visit the company's website at http://www.autonomic-software.com.

McAfee and ePolicy Orchestrator are trademarks or registered trademarks of McAfee, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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