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Autonomic Software’s ANSA system (Autonomic Network & Security Administration) is a compelling product for businesses that want a thorough and easy-to-use software management solution. A tiny ‘agent’ is installed on each computer in your enterprise (regardless of OS platform), and the agent manages updates and patches and scans assets to help IT administrators keep detailed records. Autonomic tests all updates and patches before they’re distributed to the agents. Admins can also distribute software upgrades through the agent, and as the product matures, monitoring, antivirus, and antispam modules will be made available.