Archive for September 11th, 2012

Device Management Software and You

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When it comes to choosing device management software for a corporate network, there are a number of key points to demand of any such program or application that you use with portable computerized devices of any kind. To begin, ask yourself what the hardware and software specs are of each and every such device on your network. Any type of incompatible software in general can and will eventually cause massive problems with any device on which it is installed, thus causing many potential security issues and functionality issues alike. Make sure that the device management software you choose is indeed crafted with the specs of your own gadgets in mind!

Once you have understood the importance of device management software compatibility, go ahead and note the other important features that any device management software you choose ought to possess. First of all, any device management software worth its salt should be able to tell you all of the activities on any network device in particular in real time. This software should also be able to automatically update each and every device on the network with new patches and software updates sans any user input. Automating your security patch management should be a key feature of any device management software overall, so make sure that this is never underestimated!

Additionally, your device management software of choice ought to be able to limit the functions of each device on the network as the administrator sees fit. This is absolutely crucial to ensuring that any third party apps, et cetera that may contain viruses and other malware are not allowed to make it into the network in general. Once you have found a device management software suite that meets all of these minimal criteria, go ahead and install it as soon as possible.