ZENworks centralizes the management of all your devices into a single, unified, web-based ZENworks console. This lets you perform all your security, patch, and configuration management tasks in one place. It eliminates the extra time and hassle of dealing with multiple, disconnected tools.
Unlike other solutions that lock you into a Microsoft-only back end, ZENworks:
With ZENworks you can implement:
ZENworks offers policy-based patch deployments, which allow you to define the desired state of your workstations and define maintenance windows for when patches can be applied. ZENworks then fully automates the process to ensure devices maintain that desired state.
The new reporting system makes it easy to collect and analyze information in the following areas—either by building customized reports or by leveraging canned ones:
With the role-based administration capabilities in ZENworks, you can:
The ZENworks diagnostics dashboard helps IT solve problems on the back end so they do not influence management and protection of users and devices. The dashboard gives you a way to quickly identify issues with the ZENworks database, LDAP directory service, or primary servers.
ZENworks management zones allow you to configure settings that all devices in a zone will then inherit. You can override zone settings too, allowing you to establish zone settings that apply to the largest number of devices and then, as necessary, override the settings on specific folders and devices.
The majority of the ZENworks Suite comes as a virtual appliance (Desktop Containers and Service Desk are not included in the virtual appliance). You can use your existing virtualization investments and decrease deployment time and effort with this virtual option.