OptiTune Version 4.7 Released, adds two factor authentication and auditing

We are pleased to announce the release of OptiTune Version 4.7.

OptiTune V4.7 adds the following new features and updates:

  • Two Factor Authentication – When logging in, your OptiTune user account can be authenticated by either a password, or a combination of a password or code that is sent by text message to your phone, or email.
  • Auditing – All user actions inside OptiTune are now audited, including the IP Address, web browser, page path, and changes to all configuration data.
  • Performance Improvements – Console page load times have been improved especially for larger organizations with over 3000 computers.
  • SMS Alerts – Configuring SMS alerts no longer requires the mobile phone provider, only the mobile phone number.

OptiTune Version 4.6 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of OptiTune Version 4.6.

OptiTune V4.6 adds the following new features and updates:

  • Account Group Restrictions – OptiTune user accounts can now be restricted to only operate on and see the computers in a specific group.  This is useful for the Managed Service Provider (MSP) scenario where an MSP wants to give each customer read only access to OptiTune, and needs to limit each customer’s user account to only access their computers.  It is also useful for larger companies that have multiple IT administrators in charge of their own areas or regions.
  • Windows 10, Windows Sever 2016 Support – Support was added to the OptiTune agent for detecting Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 when installing applications or running scripts.
  • Performance Improvements – Numerous performance improvements were added to increase the responsiveness of the management console, especially for larger organizations.

OptiTune Version 4.0 Released, adds Remote Connect Feature and more

We are pleased to announce the release of OptiTune Version 4.0.

OptiTune V4.0 adds the following new features and updates:

  • Remote Connect – Connect to any computer in your organization that is connected to the internet, and control its desktop with your keyboard and mouse.  This was our most frequently requested feature by customers. 
    • To try it out, go to the Computer Details page, and click on “Remote Connect”, or go to Remote Support > Computers.
    • It doesn’t matter if the computer is behind a firewall, as long as it has outgoing HTTPS access. 
    • You can also transfer files to/from the remote computer using Tools > File Transfer menu option from the Remote Connect software menu. 
    • Note that this feature is new, and different from the existing Remote Assistance feature, where an end user makes a request for remote assistance through the OptiTune Support Center.
  • Organization Structure – Define a hierarchy which accurately reflects your organizational structure, as it relates to your IT assets and computers.  You can define a hierarchy of Departments, Sites, Companies, and Customers.  This feature makes it easier to manage thousands of computers that may belong to different companies, internal departments, or physical locations.  It’s also quite useful for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) that manage many different customers, all from the same OptiTune organization. 
  • Group Membership Rules – Now, instead of manually assigning computers to a group, you can define group membership rules to automatically include computers in a group.  You can define membership rules to match the following types of information associated with a computer:
    • Client ID
    • Computer Type (desktop, laptop, server)
    • OS Version
    • Windows Install Date
    • Total Physical Memory
    • Domain Name
    • Computer Name
    • System Manufacturer
    • System Model
    • Processor
    • Hard Drive
    • Video Card
    • Application Exists
    • Malware Protection
    • Malware Threat Status
  • Customized Agent Installer – For an end user friendly installer that is fully customizable with your own branding, company name, and logos, you can generate a custom installer which will install the OptiTune agent on a computer.  You can even change the application name and publisher name, so the user won’t even know you are using OptiTune, and will only see your branding information.

    With the “clientid” parameter, you can now automatically associate a computer with a specific group.  For example, you could have one agent installer that you would give to your accounting department, and a different installer that you could give to your sales department, and these computers will automatically show up in the correct group.

    You can customize the following details of the installer:

    • Application Name
    • Publisher Name
    • Installer Icon (used by the installer, and the Add/Remove Programs entry)
    • Installer Background image
    • End User License Agreement (EULA)
    • Post Install application (run an executable you provide after the OptiTune agent is installed)

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    OptiTune Version 3.0 Released

    We are pleased to announce the release of OptiTune Version 3.0.

    OptiTune V3.0 adds the following new features and updates:

    • Geo Location – View the location of all your organization’s computers on a map, or view the city/state/country information for all computers in a tabular format
    • Scripting – Upload scripts to the OptiTune management server, and deploy them to a group of computers, or a single computer.  View the script’s output as well in the management console, or edit the script from your web browser.  You can also upload any extra files or tools the script may need.  Supported scripting technologies include:
      • Batch Files (.bat, .cmd)
      • Power Shell (.ps1)
      • Windows Script Host (.vbs, .js, .wsf)
      • Python (.py)
      • Perl (.pl)
      • Ruby (.rb)
      • Bravura Settings Script (.bvs)
    • System Tasks – Execute system tasks on a group of computers, or a single computer.  System tasks include:
      • Restart
      • Shutdown
      • Sleep
      • Hibernate
      • Schedule Disk Check
      • Defragment
      • Kill Process
      • Start/Stop/Restart Service
    • Dynamic Polling – client computers now poll the management server more frequently when an administrator is logged in, and less frequently when an administrator has not logged in for 1 or more days.
    • Favorite Tasks – define a list of your favorite tasks (install, uninstall, script, system, etc…) and execute them directly from the computer details view page, with 2 clicks.
    • Deployment History – view all deployment results for a task deployment, not just the most recent one.  Or, view the entire deployment history for a single computer.
    • Computer Connection Status – view the real time connection status of a computer on the computer details page

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      Bravura Software announces Version 2 of Easy Computer Sync, which allows users to easily transfer data to a new computer

      Using the USB Easy Transfer Cable, it allows users to quickly transfer their data from an old computer to a new Windows 8.1 computer or tablet

      REDMOND, Washington. –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Bravura Software today announced the version 2 release of Easy Computer Sync, a software program that allows users to quickly and easily transfer or synchronize data between computers using a USB Easy Transfer Cable.

      The new release adds full migration support, which allows users to transfer all of their data to a new computer.  It also supports synchronizing data in both directions between computers, and manually dragging and dropping files between computers.  The version 2 release also includes a new remote control feature for the connected computer, which is especially helpful when only one monitor is available.

      “With Windows XP support officially ending, now is a great time to move to a new Windows 7 or 8.1 computer”, said Bravura Software CEO Matthew Block.  “Easy Computer Sync is the perfect solution for users who want to quickly move all of their data to a new computer.  Since the transfer occurs locally, several gigabytes can be moved in a matter of minutes, rather than the hours or days a transfer over the internet could require”.

      Also, bypassing the cloud entirely eliminates all privacy and security concerns, since the data never reaches the internet.  Easy Computer Sync is popular with the legal, accounting, and medical professions, since it never sends sensitive client information over public networks, but rather through the USB Easy Transfer Cable.

      Since Microsoft has effectively removed Windows Easy Transfer from Windows 8.1, Easy Computer Sync is now the only way to use an Easy Transfer Cable to transfer data to a Windows 8.1 computer.  It also supports all migration scenarios, including transferring data from Windows 8 to Windows 7, or any combination of Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8 computers or tablets.

      Easy Computer Sync is available for purchase directly from Bravura Software at http://www.bravurasoftware.com/easy-computer-sync/. It is sold either with an Easy Transfer Cable ($24.95, with $4.95 shipping), or by itself ($19.95 as a digital download) for users who already own an Easy Transfer Cable.  These transfer cables are also sold at all major electronics retailers.

      About Bravura Software
      Founded in 2007, Bravura Software is a privately held company based in Redmond, WA.  It designs and publishes software for the PC market.

      Bravura Software LLC
      Matthew Block, 425-466-1438

      Bravura Software Announces OptiTune, a Cloud-Based IT Management System.

      Leveraging the power of cloud computing, OptiTune provides enterprises with a powerful way to manage all computers in their organization, wherever the location.

      REDMOND, Wash.–()–Bravura Software today announced the release of OptiTune, an IT management system that allows companies to manage their computers from a web-based console. Designed for organizations with up to five thousand computers, OptiTune delivers a comprehensive feature set that includes application deployment, windows update management, malware detection, hardware/software inventory, and performance monitoring.

      “OptiTune makes it easy for companies to manage all of their computers,” said Bravura Software CEO Matthew Block. “With OptiTune, companies get a flexible IT management system that is easy to deploy and can run in the cloud, or on your own server. Not only does it help you manage your PCs more efficiently, but it also gives you insights into how well your existing machines are performing.You can manage desktops, laptops, and even servers with OptiTune.”

      Bravura Software predicts that OptiTune will be a hit with busy IT professionals, since its management features can be accessed from any device with a modern web browser, including the iPad and iPhone. This allows administrators to use OptiTune while they are on the go, and to provide better support for employees.

      Perfect for businesses with a mobile workforce, OptiTune allows companies to manage computers that are outside the corporate network.Provided a computer has an internet connection, it can be managed through OptiTune. Most companies will choose to use OptiTune’s cloud-based service, but they can also host the OptiTune management server inside their corporate networks.

      OptiTune is available directly from Bravura Software at http://www.bravurasoftware.com/optitune/. To help build awareness of OptiTune, Bravura Software is offering the system free for the first year, for up to ten computers ($3/month per computer after the first year, or for additional computers).

      Founded in 2007, Bravura Software is a privately held company based in Redmond, WA. It designs and publishes software for the PC market.


      Bravura Software LLC
      Matthew Block

      Easy Computer Sync v1.5 Released – Adds Drag and Drop

      We are excited to announce the release of Easy Computer Sync v1.5.  With this release, you can now drag and drop files and folders between computers, using the high transfer speeds of the USB 2.0 Easy Transfer Cable.  This upgrade is provided free of charge to all of our customers.

      To get the latest version, visit http://www.bravurasoftware.com/TryECS.htm  Or, if you already have Easy Computer Sync installed, you can get the update by going to Start Menu > All Programs > Easy Computer Sync > Get Updates

      To access the drag and drop feature, just go through Easy Computer Sync as you normally would.  When you get to the selection screen, hit the Drag and Drop Files button in the lower left corner.

      This will bring up the screen shown above.  From here you can drag and drop files and folders between computers.  The top portion represents the computer you are currently on, and the bottom portion shows the connected computer.  Simply drag and drop files and folders to start the transfer between your computers.

      You can then return to the synchronization screen by hitting Return to Sync, or just close the window to close the application.

      Free Software for eligible groups

      As part of our efforts in giving back to the community, we’re pleased to announce that starting today, May 5, 2010, we are now giving away free software licenses to charities and non-profit organizations.

      If you are a non-profit organization or charity, we would like to help out with free licenses for Bloat Buster and Easy Computer Sync. Also, we have similar offers for high school/elementary school teachers, anyone wanting to demo our software to a group of 15 people or more, and for bloggers/journalists who want to write about our products.

      If you are interested in finding out more, visit http://www.bravurasoftware.com/Free-Software.htm