IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS)
The Universal Management Suite (UMS) is an easy-to-use yet extremely powerful software that allows you to remotely manage your IGEL thin and zero clients so that support costs are kept to a minimum. It is extremely open and network friendly so that it can fit into your organization’s existing infrastructure.
- Automatically setting up thin and zero clients with the right profile when they first attach to the network
- Changing the settings of the device or its local
protocols and software tools
- Re-imaging devices mid-life when new firmware becomes available, diagnostics and support
IGEL Universal Management Suite 4 sets the benchmark for the management of modern thin clients. It has a host of features that ensures extremely easy, fast, and secure and zero management of large groups of thin and zero clients with lots of local protocol clients and software tools spread over large WANs. Supporting a variety of operating systems, databases and directory services like Microsoft Active Directory, the Universal Management Suite is easy to integrate into every environment. A complete and complimentary version of the IGEL Universal Management Suite is bundled with every IGEL product. When combined with the outstanding IGEL hardware, you have the most advanced thin and zero client solution on the market today.
The advantages of the IGEL Universal Management Suite
Economical and user-friendly
This is carried out with the help of an installation wizard and takes just 20 minutes.
Easy to administer
Most hardware and software settings can be made with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Uniform user interface
The user interface for UMS is the same as for the local thin client configuration. The additional remote management functions give the administrator complete control in the familiar, proven environment.
Although scripting is supported, you will only need it for controlling the thin and zero client configuration in the most exceptional circumstances.
Automatic capture of all your hardware information, licensed features and installed hotfixes.
For various information such as location, installation date and inventory number.
Support for numerous operating systems
The UMS can be run on all known versions of Microsoft Windows ServerTM and Linux.
Access is independent of the operating system
The configuration console operates on the basis of Java and enables the system to be administered from any device with the Java Runtime Environment.
Secure and robust
Certificate-based SSL-encrypted communication between remote management servers and clients to protect the system against unauthorized reconfiguration of the equipment.
Failsafe upgrade function
If the thin or zero client machine fails (e.g. power outage or loss of the network connection) while the update is in progress it will still remain useable. The update process will be completed the next time the machine is rebooted.
Based on standard communications protocol
There is no need to reconfigure the routers and firewalls because they use HTTP and FTP.
IGEL LX thin and zero clients that have already been updated can be used as update servers for other thin clients (e.g., in branch offices).
New updates or applications can be implemented on standard thin clients with Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard by means of partial update packages. This means that there is no need to transmit the entire image over the network.
Scalable and efficient
Support for extensive environments
The IGEL UMS can be scaled to accommodate several thousand thin and zero clients.
Group and profile-based administration
The thin and zero clients within a given organizational unit can be administered very easily by means of profiles (e.g., if an employee moves to another department, the administrator can change their settings with a simple drag-and-drop).
IGEL thin and zero clients can be automatically assigned to a group on the basis of either the relevant subnetwork or a list of MAC addresses made available by IGEL.
Comprehensive support for all configurations
Most IGEL thin and zero client settings, such as device or session configurations, can be processed via the mouse-enabled UMS user interface.
Transfer of administrative rights
Large organizations can authorize a number of system administrators for different control and authorization areas.
Maintenance tasks can be scheduled at night so that day-to-day operations are not disrupted.
Members of the IT support team have remote access to thin client screens to enable them to rapidly identify problems and demonstrate solutions directly to users.