Dell Distributed Device Management
Dell™ Distributed Device Management (DDM) provides policy-based PC lifecycle management capable of reducing the total cost of ownership of distributed PC environments. DDM is best suited for companies with more than 500 systems, whose other needs may include management of point-of-sale devices, disparate locations or a highly mobile workforce.
Helps Reduce Total Cost of Ownership, Minimize Risk, and Improve Security and Compliance
Centrally track assets, control software distribution, manage patches and upgrades, and enforce security policies. This means reducing human intervention to lower labor costs and helping eliminate vulnerabilities to better ensure policy compliance.
Secure End-to-End Management of Remote PCs
Manage mobile or remote devices over the internet, without the device being connected to a local area network (LAN) or virtual private network (VPN).
Policy-Based Management of Large Environments
- Automate essential desktop management tasks to improve productivity, compliance and security.
- Manage thousands of end users in multiple groups and locations with central desktop management policies.
Minimal Network and End-User Impact
Centrally control bandwidth usage for distribution of patches and software by location, time, subnet or device, and meet desktop management requirements with one agent.
Quick Deployment, Minimal Administration
- Rapid deployment with no capital investment required
- No on-site footprint to manage
- Easy to add just the desired services
Installation Options and Recommendations
Each DDM component can be installed standalone; however, many customers purchase Asset Management as the base component and add additional components as needed. A common configuration is Asset Management, Software Distribution and Patch Management.
|Asset Management||Discover, track and manage distributed desktop and laptop computers — including detailed hardware and software inventory — and help reduce total cost of ownership while improving security, risk management and compliance.|
|Software Distribution||Automate policy-based software distribution and management for distributed desktop and laptop environments running Microsoft® Windows to help lower costs and improve compliance.|
|Patch Management||Help ensure security by automating patch management processes for over 500 applications from Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and a variety of third-party applications.|
|Anti-Malware and Virus Management||Protect your PCs and help ensure endpoint security by centrally deploying Symantec™ and McAfee® anti-virus software and updates for distributed desktop and laptop computers — whether or not they are on the corporate network.|
|Dell Online Backup and Restore||Automatically back up data from desktops and laptops to a secure off-site data center, helping save time and money while providing an accurate, on-schedule and reliable data backup.|
|Dell Laptop Data Encryption||Centralize encryption management of local and remote Windows-based PCs to help ensure that an organization remains in control of critical data — even when a PC is offline.|
Software Inventory and Usage Management — A hosted hardware and software asset management solution that automates asset discovery and reporting, monitors software usage and helps simplify software license compliance by reconciling with purchase history.
Device System Requirements — Windows 2000 SP4 and later
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