(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – FileWave, a leading systems and mobile device management software company for business and education MDM, 1:1, and BYOD initiatives, announced today the release of version 8.0. New features include Android support, the addition of inventory-based smart groups, VPP managed distribution for Mac with multiple sToken support, parameterized profiles for Mac, and advanced license management. Coming very soon after this release, FileWave will add support for Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP), as well. When combined with existing FileWave features that include an integrated inventory tool, a highly-scalable booster technology, patented file level deployment and management, a self-service kiosk for end users, advanced license management, and cross-platform imaging, FileWave’s version 8.0 will have a strong presence in the MDM/BYOD market.
For over 20 years, FileWave has assisted business, education, and government customers take control of their systems management and software deployments, providing granular control of all files in any installation, both pre- and post-deployment. Based out of Switzerland, with a US headquarters in Indiana, FileWave is a key player in the mobile device evolution by adding mobile device management software to its flagship client product. Institutions and organizations worldwide deploy and support millions of multi-platform desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones with the assistance of FileWave’s Management Suite software.
Whether an organization has 50 systems or more than 100,000, FileWave empowers an IT team to easily inventory, configure, and manage devices, software, files, documents, and applications, allowing users to focus on their business tasks, without interruption. To quote the founder and CEO of FileWave, Nurdan Eris, “The essence of any great deployment and management solution is that the end users within the organization don’t even know it exists.” Learn more about FileWave here: http://www.filewave.com.
NEW 8.0 FEATURE: ANDROID SUPPORT
Android joins OS X, Windows, and iOS as supported client operating systems, creating a multi-platform solution, perfect for managing diverse technology environments, such as BYOD programs. Key features include:
- Enrollment and management of Android devices (v4.1 and higher)
- Application and content deployment (APKs, pdfs, etc.)
- Timed deployments to push or remove content at specified times
- Self-service end user KIOSK for on-demand content
- Self-healing deployments to reduce down time
- Integrated Inventory
- Remote wipe
With the addition of Android, FileWave provides a complete multi-platform solution to meet diverse management needs. Combined with the other features of the new release, version 8.0 delivers an impressive systems management solution for those organizations that require a versatile, comprehensive solution.
NEW 8.0 FEATURE: INVENTORY-BASED SMART GROUPS
FileWave administrators can now create inventory-based smart groups and build rule-based deployment scenarios, providing incredible flexibility. Specific computers and devices can be identified by a variety of admin defined variables to automatically group devices, thus ensuring any machine that matches the smart group, now and in the future, will automatically get the prescribed fileset(s). This not only saves system IT managers time, but it also ensures end users have what they need.
NEW 8.0 FEATURE: VPP MANAGED DISTRIBUTION FOR MAC WITH MULTIPLE sTOKEN SUPPORT
FileWave customers are used to support for Managed Distribution on their iOS devices, but with version 8.0 FileWave now supports OS X, as well. With license management, users can now include applications from the Apple App Store in the license management tab, so a view of iOS/Mac app store and standard fileset-based licenses will be visible in one place. Licenses can be assigned and revoked for Mac apps, just as users are accustomed to with iOS devices. End users are able to easily obtain a license for a Mac app themselves via FileWave’s self-service kiosk, to get what they need, when they need it.
With the addition of multiple sToken support, FileWave 8.0 enables schools and businesses to have multiple facilitators manage their software deployments and the ability to gather all purchasing agents into one spot. With FileWave’s tiered administration capability, FileWave administrators can create custom filesets, maintain control over which iOS or OS X systems they can distribute to, and provide granular support to all levels of an organization. If an organization uses Apple’s Volume Purchase Program, FileWave’s multiple sToken support will streamline institutional purchasing processes.
COMING SOON: APPLE’S DEVICE ENROLLMENT PROGRAM (DEP)
Coming soon after the release of version 8.0, FileWave will support the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP). With the addition of DEP support, clients will be able to pre-enroll iOS devices that are purchased directly from Apple into their FileWave management system. This new functionality will allow IT organizations to supervise devices over the air, disallow removal of the MDM profile, and provide customized enrollment, per device, right out of the box. Stay tuned for the release of this exciting new feature.
VERSION 8.0 – AVAILABLE NOW
FileWave’s new features, combined with existing features, makes systems and device management simple and streamlined. Learn more about the new release and register for a free online demonstration at:https://www.filewave.com/.