Software VAD Axoft and Ivanti, an editor of IT system optimization solutions, have signed a distribution agreement. The new status allows Axoft to strengthen its portfolio of ITSM-, ITAM-, UEM- and Security-related solutions, while Ivanti is now able to expand its supply chain and make its products more affordable in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Ivanti, formed as a result of the merger of well-known software producers - Landesk and Heat Software - is one of the most experienced companies in the field of IT-systems management: it dates back to 1985. Customers of Ivanti solutions are organisations from large and medium business sectors, retail, telecom, medicine, financial sphere. More than 700 large projects on vendor solutions implementation have been implemented in Russia, including in organisations such as Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Bashneft (Rosneft), PJSC Bank Otkrytie FK, Mechel and others.
The main products of Ivanti are now:
Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM), a solution that manages the company's IT infrastructure. It is a single console for managing all devices, profiles and software of the organisation's users: from detection and inventory in heterogeneous environment to OS migration and remote software installation.
IT Asset Management (ITAM), a set of products for IT asset management in both SAM and HAM parts. Ivanti has one of the largest databases for software normalisation and comparison.
IT Service Management (ITSM), a solution for managing IT and business services, creating an automated technical support service: from the initial processes of incident generation and self-service portal to the process of change, project and contract management.
A set of security solutions including three key products: Patch management (supports infrastructure in the current state: Windows OS, Linux/Unix OS, Mac OS, more than 130 third-party software manufacturers), Device Control (performs control of connected devices, partially performs the functions of DLP), Application Manager (software to combat encryption).
"Since the signing of the agreement, the Axoft Affiliate Channel has had a new offer for end customers. This will allow our partners to increase the potential volume of transactions and expand cooperation with customers. Axoft will focus on expanding Ivanti's partner network, conducting educational, marketing and technical events, increasing the vendor's recognition of software products, strengthening its reputation and increasing the number of projects", says Evgeny Kurtukov, head of Axoft's Sales Support and Development Department.
"Ivanti has been promoting the concept of "Unified IT Management" for the third year already, when with the help of one manufacturer almost the entire pool of IT and IB departments' tasks is closed. For an affordable price, the customer receives a range of solutions from one manufacturer, "without having to start a zoo" in the infrastructure. A number of our products have unique, patented technologies for migration of Windows/Linux/Unix, as well as remote installation of software that does not load the channel and does not require additional capacity. Our cooperation will allow us to raise sales of Ivanti products to a new level by using Axoft's partner network. And customers will receive complex solutions that help to close a significant part of the "headaches" of the companies", says Dmitry Melnikov, head of Ivanti's representative office in Russia, CIS, Georgia and Mongolia.