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The latest version of Credant Mobile Guardian (CMG) offers a unified Web-based management portal that lets administrators discover, secure and monitor endpoints, regardless how they touch the enterprise network.
Be prepared to dedicate some time to install and deploy its components in large, distributed environments to ensure for efficient scalability. Even our basic installation consumed a significant amount of configuration time.
The Gatekeeper component listens for synchronization between mobile devices and workstations, performs automatic discovery of mobile devices, distributes up-dates, policies and encryption keys, and performs monitoring, reporting and application control. Agents enforce policies, regardless of connection status.
The Enterprise Server is managed through a browser-based interface that works equally well on Internet Explor- er and Firefox. Integrating with Active Directory provided a speedy designation for individual users and groups.
Installing client software on workstations was straightforward, but the agent deployment on our Windows Mobile device required several attempts.
This was first published in June 2008