Unlike other solutions that lock you into a Microsoft-only back end, ZENworks® Configuration Management runs on both Windows and Linux, supports Microsoft Active Directory and NetIQ® eDirectory, and works with your database of choice (Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or Sybase).
This flexibility keeps costs low and does not force you to abandon your current IT investments. ZENworks Configuration Management also offers you a wide range of deployment options for more freedom.
Centralize the management of all your devices into a single unified and easy-to-use web-based ZENworks console—called ZENworks Control Center.
Streamline and automate configuration management across your whole 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 of your Windows and Linux endpoints through a single unified web-based ZENworks console.
Configure policies for setting up Windows power management settings and performing out-of-band power management tasks using Intel vPro. Then, run reports that show the results of your efforts and policies.
Get actionable information about your IT environment with an enhanced reporting service that lets you run a wide range of canned reports and build custom reports as you need them.
Manage your whole 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 just 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.
Perform automatic imaging tasks and manual imaging operations quickly and efficiently.
Use a unique policy-based approach—together with advanced imaging and personality migration features—to accelerate the Windows 10 migration process.
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 more quickly than ever before with a new virtual appliance option.
Simplify administration and reduce infrastructure and training costs with an elegant, easy-to-use web services architecture.
Lower costs by automating repeated steps for new applications.
Create a more compliant and standardized IT environment.
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.
Accelerate time-to-value and boost the productivity of your IT staff by up to 45%.
Micro Focus is pleased to announce the availability of ZENworks 2017 Update 3. This update is all about unifying IT operations—from tracking assets and configuring devices to implementing security and protecting your workforce.
ZENworks 2017 Update 3 includes the following new features and enhancements:
This release supports the following new platforms:
This support enables IT can to create a secure work profile on the device and then deploy applications to that secure space. All of the data used by those applications is kept separate and can be managed and wiped from the ZENworks Configuration Management console.
This enhancement addresses the #1 priority of customers: support for the latest Windows hardware. The addition of this support ensures that any device that runs Windows 10 can be imaged with our solution.
A new ZENworks Endpoint Security Management policy allows you to manage USB devices using the BitLocker capabilities built into Windows, providing enhanced usability for encrypted USB devices.
ZENworks Full Disk Encryption can now encrypt all of the devices on a managed device rather than only the first one, which fully secures the device.
ZENworks is now able to identify applications installed by users as well as those installed by ZENworks. This means your IT organization will know which applications are being used and which ones are managed.
When a user leaves the organization, if their iOS device is registered with Find My iPhone, you typically need their iCloud credentials to wipe and re-enroll the device. Activation lock bypass allows you to reset the device by providing a code generated by Apple, so that the device isn't bricked if you don't know the user's credentials.
With ZENworks Configuration Management 2017 Update 1, you can now pre-provision mobile device management profiles for DEP (Device Enrollment Program) devices, integrate with the iOS Configurator for non-DEP devices, use added Device Control settings to restrict Supervision-enabled devices, and preconfigure ZENworks-distributed managed apps.
With ZENworks Full Disk Encryption 2017 Update 1, you can now implement FDE on newer Windows devices that use UEFI-based firmware and GPT-based disks. And with improved auditing, you can even prove that lost or stolen devices were encrypted.
ZENworks 2017 Update 1 now allows your users to experience more seamless access to corporate information via Microsoft DirectAccess capabilities. It also now enables your managed devices to access servers over IPv6, helping you move into the future of IP with confidence.
With ZENworks Configuration Management 2017 Update 1, you can now quickly identify rogue application instances that users have installed on your PCs outside of ZENworks. So you can now prevent these applications from putting your organization at risk.
ZENworks Patch Management 2017 Update 1 allows you to access the dashboard without cumbersome plug-ins, so you can now view patch-status snapshots from any modern browser on both traditional and mobile devices. It also prevents vendor-superseded patches from being automatically disabled in the system.
ZENworks Configuration Management vs. Micro Focus Mobile Management
With the release of ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM) 2017, ZCM now includes Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities for iOS, Android and ActiveSync devices. As the first release, ZENworks 2017 offers 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 will be released beginning of January 2018, will introduce Android for Work Containerization, mobile Device Inventory and supports OS Activation Lock bypass code management. Upcoming features with Update 2 are marked blue.
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. This purpose of this feature 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.
MDM Feature Comparison Chart
|Feature||ZCM 2017||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|
|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, Wi-Fi, etc.) / aka profile management||
|Deploy Google Play Store applications|
|Deploy enterprise applications (.apks)|
|Provision Android Corporate Resources (VPN / Wi-Fi)|
|Security Policy (Passcode, Encryption, Screen lock)|
|Samsung KNOX support||
|Android for Work Profile Support|
|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/Wi-Fi/Email Certificates|
|Server is available as a VM based appliance|
|Easy to use end user portal||
|Configure Invite Letter|