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The future of software distribution according to DSM

The end of an era: Ivanti DSM goes, new opportunities come

With the announcement of Ivanti’s “End of Life” for DSM on December 31, 2026, many companies are facing a decisive turning point. The end of support not only means the end of updates and further development, but also represents a significant challenge for IT security.

It is therefore essential to consider alternatives in good time and develop a suitable migration strategy.

The search for the best DSM alternative

The question of the “best” alternative to DSM cannot be answered in general terms. DSM particularly shone in areas such as operating system installation, software distribution and patch management. The optimal successor solution depends heavily on individual needs, including factors such as license management, service management, helpdesk and defender management.

Our team at IDERI is ready to support you in this search. We offer individual advice and expertise to help you find the ideal solution for your specific requirements and infrastructure. Don’t hesitate to arrange a no-obligation initial consultation to make your migration smooth, secure and fast.

Migration made easy with IDERI move

IDERI move offers a seamless and fast migration solution from Ivanti DSM to a variety of software distribution systems. With IDERI move, you can easily export your existing DSM packages and import them into your new system. This simple transferability not only saves time and resources, but also enables familiar functions such as computer/user separation, repair or reinstallation to be retained.

Some of the many supported target platforms for your migration with IDERI move are:

Why should you act now?

Migrating from DSM to a new platform is not a task that should be postponed. The time factor plays a decisive role. An average repackaging can take months for a large number of packages.

With IDERI move you can reduce this effort by up to 95%, which means considerable time and cost savings.


Although the discontinuation of DSM by Ivanti is an end, it also offers the opportunity for a new beginning with secure and modern solutions.

IDERI’s experts are ready to support you in this transition. Together we will find the optimal solution for your needs and guarantee a smooth migration with IDERI move.

Contact us today for a no-obligation initial consultation to plan your migration and take the first step towards a future-proof IT environment.

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Frequently asked questions about Ivanti DSM - End of Life

You can find our answers here

What is the best alternative to Ivanti DSM?
There is no general answer to this question. Ivanti DSM had its strengths in the areas of operating system installation, software distribution and patch management.

Almost all alternative platforms now offer a broader range of functions than Ivanti DSM and can provide a customized, future-oriented solution for your company.

Thus, the best alternative depends on your existing infrastructure, requirements and wishes, including license management, service management, helpdesk, defender management and other factors.
We will be happy to help you find the right solution.

Possible alternatives are

  • Aagon ACMP
  • Baramundi
  • Ivanti EPM
  • Matrix42 Empirum
  • Microsoft SCCM/ECM/Intune
  • Tanium
  • VMware Workspace One
  • and many more

IDERI offers individual consulting and expertise to identify and implement the ideal software distribution solution together with your company. IDERI supports you in making the migration smooth, secure and fast.

The “end of life” means that no further updates or new functions will be provided for Ivanti DSM from December 31, 2026 and support will be completely discontinued.

Yes, you can continue to use DSM until the announced end date. However, it should be noted that updates or support services are no longer offered.

It is recommended that you find out about alternative solutions and prepare for a migration project. This is to ensure that your IT infrastructure is supported and maintained even after the end of DSM.