Managing a fleet of Macs in a predominately Windows-centric enterprise requires third-party tools that can deliver a variety of features, such as the ability to run Windows apps on Mac hardware, synch with Active Directory and Microsoft System Center, deliver software updates and generally give IT the same degree of visibility and control over Macs that they’re accustomed to in the Windows world.
Product: Parallels Management Suite for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
Headquarters: Seattle, Wash.
Parallels is a leader in the world of desktop virtualization, basically allowing Mac users to run Windows apps. Now, the company is offering a product that allows IT managers to scan their networks for Mac devices and manage those devices through a System Center plug-in.