Software Deployment Solution for Univention Corporate Server
Mandriva Pulse new in Univention App Center

Paris / Bremen, 1.7.2014 The French software vendor Mandriva and Univention, a leading provider of Open Source server and cloud solutions for enterprises, announced a new strategic partnership today. Mandriva's client management solution, Pulse, has been certified for Univention Corporate Server UCS ( and is now available in Univention App Center, a component of Univention Corporate Server, where it can be easily downloaded and deployed.

Mandriva Pulse the IT asset management solution on UCS simplifies IT system management needs for organizations of all sizes. Designed to meet the challenges of IT professionals, It can handle a few computers on a single site to 100,000+ computers spread over multiple sites with multi-OS such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, Unix and Linux.

A comprehensive, safe and flexible solution, Mandriva Pulse includes following key features:

  • Dashboard: Supervise large scale sites through the use of single web interface console
  • Inventory: Perform hardware and software inventory
  • Software deployment: Deploy new software and security updates on all your IT assets
  • Imaging: Create and deploy hard disc images of your computer
  • Remote control: Perform remote diagnostic and remote management
  • Backup and restore: Protect your data from accidental loss by incremental backups
  • Patch Management: Centralized software updates and control of your endpoint security
  • License Management: Optimize your software assets usage
  • Reporting: Generate IT asset reports
  • Pull Mode: Increase compliance of your roaming devices
  • Software convergence: Software deployments using automated process


This partnership will make it easy for companies of all sizes to adopt IT assets management solution on UCS while keeping the TCO down for customers by cutting a lot of on-site integration.

Mandriva is proud to combine its know-how in IT asset management with the long and rich experience of Univention. Together, Pulse on UCS will allow system administrators to massively gain in productivity and ensure data privacy and integrity on all the devices connected to the company’s network. Mandriva is especially happy to work with partners of  european origin, offering UCS’ customers guarantees in terms of digital independence, said Jean-Manuel Croset, CEO, Mandriva S.A.


Univention Corporate Server is a scalable, flexible and economic Open Source server system that replaces Microsoft Server solutions in companies and organisations of all shapes and sizes around the world.


Peter Ganten, CEO of Univention, sees Pulse as an important addition to Univention App Center: „Our strategy is to posite UCS as an expandable platform to offer and manage IT in enterprises eaysely and economicaly. Univention App Center allows users to expand their IT with precisely the functions and applications they require - integrated and immediately ready for use on the cloud or in the own data center. For software vendors like Mandriva Univention App Center provides the ideal chance to bring their appliances to the users.“

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About Mandriva

Mandriva SA is a French open source software editor providing innovative and easy-to-use enterprise and server solutions. Founded in 1998, the company is head quartered in Paris with development centers in Curitiba, Brazil and in Metz, France. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to enterprises, the company offers products and solutions targeting enterprises, government organizations and the education sector. Mandriva products are available online in multiple languages and sold through direct and indirect channels in many countries around the world.

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Phone: +33 (0)1 76 64 16 60

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About Univention

Univention GmbH is a leading European provider of Open Source products for the cost efficient operation and effective administration of IT infrastructures. The core product is the Linux infrastructure solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS). UCS is a modern enterprise Linux distribution with integrated open source solutions for identity and infrastructure management, which makes efficient, centrally controlled administration possible even in challenging environments. The core product is complemented by a range of solutions based on UCS for the cross platform management of thin clients, support for Linux desktops and an integrated virtualization solution. Thanks to the supplied connectors, for example for Microsoft Active Directory, these components integrate seamlessly in existing infrastructures and allow simple migration. A large number of software providers offer optimized packages for operation with UCS, which can be integrated seamlessly in the UCS management system. UCS is the optimal open source integration platform for IT infrastructure operation and management.


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