RealTime IT News

Marimba Offers New Castanet

Marimba Inc. Monday announced an updated version of its flagship product line, Castanet, which includes self-repair features, installation options and support for Windows 2000.

Castanet is an enterprise solution designed to provide infrastructure by which companies can distribute, update, and manage applications and related data over corporate intranets, extranets, and the Internet. Version 4.5 features new application installation policies and self-repair options, as well as extensible inventory, subscription and reporting to automate and simplify the end-to-end management of e-business applications across the extended enterprise, the company said.

"Castanet is empowering our customers to meet their core business objective of minimizing the time to market for key e-business applications," said Jacqueline Ross, vice president of marketing at Marimba (MRBA) . "With Castanet 4.5, we expect customers to see improved control over this process, resulting in faster installation, reduced downtime and a better user experience for their customer base."

Castanet 4.5 is scheduled to ship in February in both English and Japanese language versions. U.S. list pricing for a basic Castanet 4.5 deployment starts at $40,000.