Puppet by Perforce Announces Puppet Enterprise’s Latest Long-Term Support Release

Portland, OR. — September 8, 2022 — Puppet by Perforce, the industry standard for infrastructure automation, today announced the latest Long-Term Support (LTS) release of Puppet Enterprise. The 2021.7 release gives teams enhanced functionality for managing compliance across multiple operating systems and cloud platforms while offering performance and efficiency improvements, empowering companies to take their business beyond the status quo.

Helping Teams Simplify Day 2 Complexity

According to a report from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), “small inefficiencies and time-stealing complexities quickly add up as application demands mount, not only increasing the cost and risk to the business but also impeding growth initiatives. In the digital era of business, often a firm can only grow as quickly as its technology will allow.” The latest release from Puppet by Perforce adds to Puppet’s long-standing mission to reverse these inefficiencies and streamline complexity to reduce cost, decrease risk, and save time.

“Now more than ever, developers, IT and security operations professionals are facing complexity as well as a talent shortage in the industry. Automation with compliance in heterogeneous environments is essential,” said Gene Hall, Vice President of Product Management at Perforce. “Our latest LTS release further simplifies infrastructure complexity while delivering enterprise-grade capabilities to help our customers strengthen their security posture, compliance standards, and business resiliency in the data center and the cloud.” 

This LTS release brings customers a stable, secure, and more auditable Puppet Enterprise environment with the additions of lockless code deploy, support for enhanced patching actions, and single sign-on via SAML 2.0 integration. The ability to run pre- and post-patching steps offers users fine-grained control and flexibility in orchestrating patching runs to meet organizational requirements. 

Features of Puppet LTS 2021.7

Highlights for Puppet’s customers include:

  • Reduced compliance risk with expansion of FIPS-compliant options
  • Improved encryption and security features with additional role-based access control (RBAC) functionality and multifactor authentication (MFA)
  • Robust reporting visibility and support for additional platforms
  • Performance improvements in query execution and disk efficiency

Puppet’s Long-Term Support releases are recommended for any customers who require minimal change to their environment. 

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About Puppet by Perforce

Puppet by Perforce empowers people to innovate through infrastructure automation. For more than a dozen years, Puppet has led the way in IT infrastructure automation to simplify complexity for the masses in order to strengthen customers’ security posture, compliance standards, and business resiliency beyond the data center to the cloud. More than 40,000 organizations — including more than 80 percent of the Global 5000 — have benefited from Puppet’s open source and commercial solutions. In 2022, Puppet was acquired by Perforce Software.

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