The Machine Scanner is aimed at fast remote management of any server, workstation, laptop or network equipment (over 1700 types of device supported) on any scale, continually scanning subnets using parallel processing and multi-threading technology to ensure that the data gathering, management and monitoring jobs run as close to real time as possible. The Machine Scanner system gathers vast amounts of information out of box in minutes, stores manually input data per device found, sorts the discovered devices (in accordance to your preferences), monitors on thousands of criteria types, runs any number of rules, scripts or packages against all or defined lists of devices (e.g. security patching) This type of power and granularity is exploded onto a system that connects to multiple devices all at once, and all with no client installation. (All management, monitoring and data gathering is completed remotely.) This introduces a new higher level of management to any operational team. Version 4.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.