IGEL Enhances Universal Management Suite®; Adds Asset Inventory Tracking Capabilities
Updated management software provides IT organisations with visibility into USB and Bluetooth assets connected to IGEL OS-powered endpoints; offers a migration path to third-party asset management tools
Reading, UK. Aug. 31, 2017 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, announced today that it has updated the IGEL Universal Management Suite® (UMS) to include Asset Inventory Tracker (AIT) capabilities.
“By integrating the Asset Inventory Tracker into the IGEL UMS, IT organisations can now gain a clear view of all peripheral devices connected to their IGEL OS-powered endpoints, ” said Ainsley Brooks, IGEL’s UK & Ireland country manager. “This feature is especially important in the healthcare, retail and financial services industries where IT organisations need insight into the changes in their distributed assets and computer infrastructure to ensure business continuity.”
Centralised View of Connected Assets
IGEL UMS 5.07.100 provides IT organisations with a centralised, current view of all USB and Bluetooth assets connected to their IGEL OS-powered endpoints. Details available via the IGEL UMS dashboard include which endpoint the asset is connected to, the type of asset, the manufacturer and the model number.
“Having access to this level of detail can help IT organisations eliminate confusion regarding available asset inventory, ” said Brooks. “It also can prevent the use of unauthorised peripheral devices, and can reduce capital expenditures related to the replacement of lost and/or broken peripheral devices.”
Connect to Third-Party Asset Management Solutions with IGEL UMS
For more advanced functionality, the newly enhanced IGEL UMS version 5.07.100 can also provide IT organisations with the ability to connect to third-party asset management tools via an integrated programming interface based on the industry standard REST API.
“When IT organisations leverage the IGEL UMS in combination with external asset management tools and software to collect more comprehensive data on the USB and Bluetooth assets that are connected to their IGEL OS-powered endpoints, they can experience even greater security and control over their desktop infrastructure, ” said Brooks.
To experience the features of the IGEL Asset Inventory Tracker, IT organisations must upgrade their IGEL UMS to version 5.07.100. This latest version of the IGEL UMS is compatible with all IGEL Universal Desktop™ thin clients, IGEL IZ™ zero clients, the IGEL UD Pocket™ micro thin clients loaded with IGEL OS version 10.03.100 or later. Additionally, the IGEL UMS can be leveraged on third-party, 64-bit x86-based endpoint devices converted into IGEL OS-powered endpoints using the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC3).
To experience the capabilities of IGEL’s OS, UDC and UMS, download here https://www.igel.com/download?utm_source=wire&utm_medium=press-release&utm_campaign=company-news&utm_term=ums-universal-desktop-converter&utm_content=asset-inventory-tracker-download, or request free evaluation hardware.