ZENworks® Configuration Management runs on both Windows and Linux as well as supports Microsoft Active Directory and NetIQ® eDirectory. It also works with your database of choice (Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or Sybase).
ZENworks Control Center allows you to manage of all your devices into a single unified and easy-to-use web-based console.
Streamline and automate configuration management across your entire environment with a long list of expanded and enhanced core capabilities.
Manage the security settings of all your Windows systems through the central web-based ZENworks console.
Unify your desktop environments by managing all your Windows and Linux endpoints through a single web-based ZENworks console.
Configure policies for setting up Windows power management settings and performing out-of-band tasks using Intel vPro. You can also run reports that show the results of your efforts and policies.
Get actionable information about your IT environment with an enhanced reporting service. This lets you run a wide range of canned reports and build custom reports as you need them.
Manage your Windows environment with a comprehensive set of fully integrated configuration management tools.
Find all the devices on your network, classify them, add them to the ZENworks Database, and quickly deploy the appropriate management agents.
Use a unique policy-based approach to automate software setup, updates, healing, and migration for desktop computers.
Give administrators and helpdesk personnel the level of control they need to do their jobs.
Simplify and automate the packaging, deployment, and management of all your applications throughout their lifecycles.
Use a unique policy-based approach, along with advanced imaging and personality migration features, to accelerate the Windows 10 migration process.
Perform automatic imaging tasks and manual imaging operations quickly and efficiently.
Place applications and content close to your end users.
Choose to install only the capabilities you need—or deploy the whole solution at once.
Deploy ZENworks Configuration Management quicker than ever before with a new virtual appliance option.
Simplify administration and reduce infrastructure costs with an elegant, easy-to-use web services architecture. Accelerate time-to-value and boost the productivity of your IT staff by up to 45%.
Lower costs by automating repeated steps for new applications.
Create a more compliant and standardized IT environment. You can also streamline and automate the process of giving users all the resources they need.
Keep your whole enterprise compliant with cross-platform patch management for Windows and Linux.
Import network devices with ADF data into ZCC and link to ZAM contracts.
Temporarily bypass pre-boot authentication for specified reboots.
ZENworks 2017 Update 4 supports the following new platforms:
Report on a zone with PostgreSQL as the database.
A new registry key enables you to disable power options when ZAPP is the shell.
A new, actionable dashboard framework provides a visual representation of the data in your zone, helping you identify problems faster. Once you identify an issue, you can address it right from the dashboard.
You can enforce secure access controls, secure app data, wipe compromised app data, secure Office 365 apps from ZCC, and secure Office 365 apps on managed or non-managed devices.
The entire Android Device can now be managed using the Android Enterprise Work-Managed mode (similar to the “Supervised” mode for iOS devices).
Admins can now locate lost or stolen devices, supervised iOS devices, Android Enterprise Work Profile devices, and Android Enterprise Work-Managed devices.
Enhancements include a new Display Size attribute in ZENworks branding policy and ZAPP, a Display Size option, and the ability to place more icons on devices.
Enforce secure access controls, secure app data, wipe compromised app data, secure Office 365 apps on managed or non-managed devices, and secure Office 365 Apps from the ZENworks Control Center.
Customize MDT deployments from a single bundle, enabling you to upload customsettings.ini and bootstrap.ini in MDT bundle action. Resolve ZENworks variables in INI files at runtime.
The enhanced preboot rules enable you to create hardware rules that boot different images based on firmware type: UEFI-32/UEFI-64/BIOS.
Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, openSUSE Leap 43 and 15, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (SLES 15), SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 (SLED 15), and iOS 11.4
Since the release of ZENworks Configuration Management 2017, ZCM includes Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities for iOS, Android and ActiveSync devices. At the first release, ZENworks 2017 offered a base set of capabilities that are critical to our customers. Over the next several updates additional capabilities will be added to the ZCM product, making it a robust Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution.
Update 1 introduced Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Configuration for iOS Applications.
Update 2, which was released beginning of January 2018, introduced Android for Work Containerization, mobile Device Inventory and supports OS Activation Lock bypass code management.
Added features with Update 2 are marked blue and Update 3 are marked as green.
Features in Update 4 are marked as red.
As you may be aware, Micro Focus also sells a standalone MDM solution – Micro Focus Mobile Management (MFMM). This solution provides an alternate architecture, management console, and capabilities. Because not all of the capabilities in MFMM are currently available in ZCM, both products will be offered for some time to come. The purpose of this chart is to help you understand the capabilities of each of these solutions so that you can identify the one that meets your needs. Going forward the majority of MFMM capabilities are expected to be integrated into the ZCM product.
|ZCM2017 U4||MFMM 3.2.4|
|Support for enrolling iOS, Android and ActiveSync devices||●||●|
|Automatic Provisioning of iOS Email Profile||●||●|
|Selective Wipe of Fully Managed devices||●||●|
|Full Wipe of Fully Managed or ActiveSync devices||●||●|
|Find / Wipe Windows 10 devices||●|
|Lock / Unlock Device||●||●|
|Deploy free Apple App Store applications||●||●|
|Deploy Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) applications||●||●|
|Deploy iOS Enterprise applications||●||●|
|Support for Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP)||●||●|
|Pre-configuration of apps via iOS MDM||●||●|
|iOS Activation Lock control||●||●|
|OS Activation Lock bypass code management||●|
|Provision of Apple eBooks||●|
|Provision of iOS Corporate Resources (VPN, WIFI, etc.) / aka profile management||◐◐||●|
|Provision legacy iOS Configurator Policies||●|
|Deploy Google Play Store applications||●||●|
|Deploy enterprise applications (.apks)||●||●|
|Provision Android Corporate Resources (VPN / WIFI)||◐||●|
|Security Policy (Passcode, Encryption, Screen lock)||●||●|
|Samsung KNOX support||◔|
|Android for Work Profile Container Support||●|
|Support Company Owned Android devices (Work Managed)||●|
|Google Work Store applications||●|
|Private Enterprise Apps for Google Work Store||●|
|Configure Managed Configurations in App Bundles||●|
|iOS Device Control Policy||●||●|
|Android Device Control Policy||◑||◕|
|ActiveSync Device Control Policy||●||●|
|Support for non-LDAP users||●|
|Manage Windows and MacOS desktops||●|
|Integrated with ZCM Server Infrastructure||●|
|Device Foldering to Organize Enrolled devices||●|
|Dynamic Query based device groups||●|
|Static Membership based device groups||●||●|
|Ability to group policies||●||●|
|Ability to have individual policies assigned to users/devices||●|
|Time based policies||●|
|Phone Call / SMS Tracking||◑|
|Internal Certificate Authority and Management of MDM Identity Certificates||●|
|MS Certificate Authority Support for VPN/WIFI/Email Certificates||●|
|Server is available as a VM based appliance||●|
|Easy to use end user portal||◕||●|
|Configure Invite Letter||●|
Office 365 App Protection (iOS only)
Update 4 includes Android