iZAC Combines Internet/Intranet Push For Software Distribution

Network Associates released Internet Zero
Administration Client (iZAC), a software distribution solution that enables
companies to receive updated software over the Internet and redistribute it
over their intranets automatically.

“As companies move to integrate corporate intranets with the Internet to
create the backbone for internal communications, integrated security and
streamlined network management will become a truly mission-critical
component of corporate infrastructures. Network Associates’ innovation in
electronic software distribution is again leading the pack by giving
network administrators the benefits of push technology,” said Ira
Machefsky, VP and senior analyst at Giga Information Group.

iZAC uses technology from BackWeb Technologies in its SecureCast component
which handles the Internet push distribution. To look after the Intranet
distribution, iZAC uses the vendor’s own Zero Administration Client (ZAC)
Suite, an integrated asset management solution.

In operation, SecureCast broadcasts software updates over the Internet to
the ZAC console, and these automatically go to the ZAC intranet software
distribution database where they are under the control of IS managers.

Available immediately, iZAC is a free component to all of Network
Associates’ ZAC suite customers.

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