ManageEngine Adds Voice Assistant and Geo-Fencing to New Version of Desktop Central
October 17, 2018
Share this

ManageEngine announced the launch of voice assistant and geo-fencing features for Desktop Central, its unified endpoint security and management solution.

Available immediately, the latest version of Desktop Central allows IT teams to manage endpoints via voice commands from the solution's mobile app. This version includes a geo-fencing feature that closes IT security gaps by enforcing location-specific IT policies on mobile devices.

ManageEngine will be demonstrating the latest version of Desktop Central and showcasing its other endpoint management solutions at GITEX Technology Week through Oct. 18, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall 7, Stand B7-01.

ManageEngine employs artificial intelligence (AI) in Desktop Central's new virtual assistant, which comes integrated with its mobile app for Android devices. With the AI-powered virtual assistant, IT teams can perform complex tasks - such as scanning, detecting and deploying missing patches; performing asset scans; uninstalling software; blocking unauthenticated executables; prohibiting software; establishing remote connections; and shutting down and waking up computers - with a few quick voice commands. To further streamline endpoint management, Desktop Central adds geo-fencing capabilities that provide IT teams with location-specific security commands.

"Endpoint management is critical to IT security because most security breaches originate from the endpoints," said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, vice president at ManageEngine. "IT teams today spend a lot of time on redundant tasks, with one or more tools. Infusing AI, we could automate most of the complex endpoint management tasks using simple voice commands, saving a lot of time. Also, features like geo-fencing and remote OS deployment will reduce IT time and efforts as well as increase productivity."

Administrators can use voice commands on Desktop Central's mobile app for Android devices to perform the following operations:

- Patch Management: Scan a network for patches, detect and deploy missing patches, and ask for details on which computers in the network are vulnerable.

- Software Deployment: Uninstall software, prohibit or block non-productive software and applications, apply licenses, and more.

- IT Asset Management: Ask for hardware and software details of network computers as well as check license compliance status.

- Remote Control: Initiate remote connections to a machine by saying its name.

- Tools: Remotely wake up and shut down computers.

The new geo-fencing will help IT teams automate IT security policies on a device based on its location, including locking it or completely wiping corporate data from the device if it leaves the established geographical range.
Remote Office OS Deployment

OS deployment to remote computers, being the most challenging and time-consuming task, is now made easy with the newest version of Desktop Central. Deploying OS images to a computer anywhere in the world at any time with a few simple clicks allows IT teams to master onboarding activities.

Share this

The Latest

October 17, 2019

As the data generated by organizations grows, APM tools are now required to do a lot more than basic monitoring of metrics. Modern data is often raw and unstructured and requires more advanced methods of analysis. The tools must help dig deep into this data for both forensic analysis and predictive analysis. To extract more accurate and cheaper insights, modern APM tools use Big Data techniques to store, access, and analyze the multi-dimensional data ...

October 16, 2019

Modern enterprises are generating data at an unprecedented rate but aren't taking advantage of all the data available to them in order to drive real-time, actionable insights. According to a recent study commissioned by Actian, more than half of enterprises today are unable to efficiently manage nor effectively use data to drive decision-making ...

October 15, 2019

According to a study by Forrester Research, an enhanced UX design can increase the conversion rate by 400%. If UX has become the ultimate arbiter in determining the success or failure of a product or service, let us first understand what UX is all about ...

October 10, 2019

The requirements of an APM tool are now much more complex than they've ever been. Not only do they need to trace a user transaction across numerous microservices on the same system, but they also need to happen pretty fast ...

October 09, 2019

Performance monitoring is an old problem. As technology has advanced, we've had to evolve how we monitor applications. Initially, performance monitoring largely involved sending ICMP messages to start troubleshooting a down or slow application. Applications have gotten much more complex, so this is no longer enough. Now we need to know not just whether an application is broken, but why it broke. So APM has had to evolve over the years for us to get there. But how did this evolution take place, and what happens next? Let's find out ...

October 08, 2019

There are some IT organizations that are using DevOps methodology but are wary of getting bogged down in ITSM procedures. But without at least some ITSM controls in place, organizations lose their focus on systematic customer engagement, making it harder for them to scale ...

October 07, 2019
OK, I admit it. "Service modeling" is an awkward term, especially when you're trying to frame three rather controversial acronyms in the same overall place: CMDB, CMS and DDM. Nevertheless, that's exactly what we did in EMA's most recent research: <span style="font-style: italic;">Service Modeling in the Age of Cloud and Containers</span>. The goal was to establish a more holistic context for looking at the synergies and differences across all these areas ...
October 03, 2019

If you have deployed a Java application in production, you've probably encountered a situation where the application suddenly starts to take up a large amount of CPU. When this happens, application response becomes sluggish and users begin to complain about slow response. Often the solution to this problem is to restart the application and, lo and behold, the problem goes away — only to reappear a few days later. A key question then is: how to troubleshoot high CPU usage of a Java application? ...

October 02, 2019

Operations are no longer tethered tightly to a main office, as the headquarters-centric model has been retired in favor of a more decentralized enterprise structure. Rather than focus the business around a single location, enterprises are now comprised of a web of remote offices and individuals, where network connectivity has broken down the geographic barriers that in the past limited the availability of talent and resources. Key to the success of the decentralized enterprise model is a new generation of collaboration and communication tools ...

October 01, 2019

To better understand the AI maturity of businesses, Dotscience conducted a survey of 500 industry professionals. Research findings indicate that although enterprises are dedicating significant time and resources towards their AI deployments, many data science and ML teams don't have the adequate tools needed to properly collaborate on, build and deploy AI models efficiently ...