December 21, 2000, 10:43 AM — Tangram Enterprise Solutions recently announced enhancements to its Asset Insight software, which tracks the hardware and software configuration, location and ownership information of desktops and servers. For example, Asset Insight gives customers a full inventory of the software packages on each desktop. Asset Insight helps determine the number of users that need software upgrades or installments. By year-end, Asset Insight will be able to track handheld and wireless devices, Tangram says. An average implementation of a large network takes about six months, and the software is priced from $20 to $35 per device or system to be tracked. Asset Insight works with desktop PC platforms and all network server platforms, including Unix, Linux, Solaris and Windows.
Compuware last week released the latest iteration of its performance management product. The new version of EcoTools 7.2 has support for iPlanet, Apache, Netscape and Oracle8i application servers. Compuware also included extended firewall support so EcoTools users can now monitor servers inside and outside the company's firewalls. The product now lets users track the number of Web server and page hits, as well as Web server errors and use. In addition to support for Unix and Windows NT, EcoTools can also work in Windows 2000 environments. Available now, pricing for EcoTools 7.2 starts at $795 per managed server.