In today’s environment, where security threats are rampant, compliance requirements
increasingly onerous, and support costs threaten to spiral out of control, organizations
see system lockdown as an increasingly attractive alternative for managing a wide
range of IT risks. But excessive control comes at a substantial cost—while inadequate
control is no longer a viable option for many.
Today, organizations have more options for managing control over user endpoints,
such as User Access Control. These techniques, however, may offer limited flexibility
or granularity of control, or lack the scale and centralized manageability designed
into enterprise-class solutions.
In the view of its customers, Viewfinity offers a finely grained highly configurable
balance of privilege control that mitigates the risks of too little control while
helping to eliminate the costs of excessive lockdown. The ability to fine-tune specific
privileges based on application, function, user or group makes balanced privilege
management adaptable to the needs of any specific organization, down to the level
of individuals or groups, enabling businesses to find the right balance between
control and flexibility.
We address the specific solution areas that are important to your business:
The Viewfinity Systems Management console provides a quick view into the operations and status of the company
assets through the Viewfinity Dashboard. The Viewfinity Dashboard technology allows a Viewfinity administrator
to completely customize what is shown based on company specific needs and requirements through the use of graphical web panes. Each web pane is capable of showing any type of reporting data defined by the Viewfinity administrator.
Integration with all Viewfinity Features
This “at-a-glance” overview allows the Viewfinity administrator to quickly determine a multitude of criteria in a short time based on current projects and SLAs. The Viewfinity Dashboard web panes are fully customizable, allowing the Viewfinity administrator to report on company-defined aspects for overall IT health. The Viewfinity Dashboard web panes show reporting information collected by the Viewfinity agent installed on all company assets. Any report in the Viewfinity console is available for display on the Viewfinity Dashboard. This means that the wealth of information available on the Viewfinity Dashboard is always valuable and always current.
How it Works
Because the Viewfinity Dashboard is completely customizable, the information in the web panes can be altered at any time to display the information that is most critical to the current landscape, situation, or project. In other words, the Viewfinity Dashboard changes to meet the needs of your environment.
A Viewfinity administrator can choose to manually update the Dashboard, or – even better – have it refresh automatically on a user-defined schedule. This feature gives the Viewfinity administrator control over how often Viewfinity Dashboard data should be updated which is important when critical operations such as patching is being processed.
The basis for providing the Viewfinity Dashboard is to allow the Viewfinity administrator the ability to determine the company needs for the day or the week, but it is also extremely useful to be notified when issues or problems exist in the environment so they can be resolved quickly. Some examples of Viewfinity Dashboard items that may be important to your organization are:
- Vulnerable systems – find out quickly if any computers may be putting the entire organization at risk and then use Viewfinity Patch Management to secure the environment.
- Windows 7 and 8 hardware and software readiness – report on and assess the state of individual endpoint readiness for Windows 7 migrations by receiving up-to-the-minute reports that indicate a computer’s readiness for migration. Assessment reporting will identify those PCs that needed to be upgraded for readiness, and subsequent inventories will show those readiness issues that have been resolved – either through hardware upgrades or full computer upgrades.
- Software license usage for the day or week – save your company the costs of unused or underutilized software by using actual licenses usage data to negotiate software license contracts to buy only the licenses you need.
- Software distribution status – follow the status of the distribution of software across your organization. Know when applications are installed, the success or failure rates of your software deployments and identify and resolve issues immediately.
- Disk size – proactively monitor the disk space available on your servers for storage and application installations. Take preemptive action when disk space is running low.
- Patching: All Windows Updates – ensure that your environment is 100% protected against known vulnerabilities in Microsoft operating systems and software applications.