Avocent Corporation has updated its management platform with the release of LANDesk Management Suite 9 and LANDesk Security Suite 9.

The two updates include new features and functionalities such as software asset management, IT process automation and a simplified management infrastructure. The security suite also includes a layered approach to ensure vulnerability detection and both platforms support migration to Windows 7.

Steve Daly, executive vice president and general manager of LANDesk, said: “Avocent LANDesk's leadership and many innovations in IT operations management have come together to deliver on our customer promise. Not only are they built on a proven integrated management platform, but they are proven to reduce costs and risks at organisations from mid-size to enterprise level.”