As the name suggests, Agile software was born and developed with the aim of making the configuration and management of company devices of any type ever more accessible, flexible and fast, while offering a secure, controlled and fully automatable environment.
Fully confirming this distinctive character, from version 2.9.0 the Agile world will offer a new feature that, with just one click, will allow you to revolutionize the way your staff works, combining the typical benefits of a controlled workstation in a corporate VDI environment with the potential of a totally mobile workstation.
In fact, it will be possible to allow access to corporate resources also through home and local WiFi that the user can, when enabled by the IT administrator, independently select and configure by entering credentials.
Agile: managed, secure and accessible for assistance even from home
Thanks to its integration with ThinMan, Agile transforms any device, even mobile (such as laptops or small devices such as Raspberry Pi), into a managed device. Whether it is Windows or Linux, it can be configured to operate in “Agile Mode” exclusively on corporate resources and can be provided to the user through a simplified desktop.
The devices with Agile can be administered in a secure and automated way even if off-site, and without the need to create VPN, receiving from ThinMan their operating profile, references to corporate virtual resources, with the possibility of receiving assistance from administrators network even remotely. Agile, in fact, integrates the WSS (Web Socket Secure) protocol which guarantees the security of all interactions between Agile endpoints (wherever they are) and the ThinMan administration console.
This protocol ensures that each exchange takes place through encrypted connections which, using company certificates, guarantee the protection of communications and the effective corporate membership of the devices involved.
Ability to operate on both corporate and home networks
From version 2.9.0 it will be possible to enable end users operating in “Agile Mode” to use their own home or local WiFi networks. From the “Agile/Browser/Desktop Mode” menu the IT administrator will just need to select the appropriate menu voice “Enable the user to configure and choose local WiFi networks” from the “Agile Mode” section. Security will still be guaranteed by the WSS protocol.
“A small step – just a click – for an IT administrator, a giant leap for the mobility of his colleagues”, who with this option acquire the ability to work and access company resources in full mobility, even remotely on endpoints used from home, or connected from external non-corporate offices, in co-working or, why not, from the WiFi of an airport or hotel. All of this while offering corporate devices in “Agile mode” with a desktop blocked by accelerated access to resources and always controlled!
For the end user, it will be very easy to adopt the best way to connect to the network and reach company resources, thanks to a WiFi configurator with optimal usability. After enabling the IT administrator (which can also occur dynamically after updating the device profile), the user will find the WiFi symbol in his Agile tools menu, from which he will have access to the list of available WiFi.
Here you can choose from any company networks, if reachable, already configured by the IT Administrator or from the other networks available from your location.
With a click on the desired network, you can establish the connection (if the network is free from credentials or has already been configured previously) or access the window where you can enter the required credentials (the network password and, if necessary, also the username).
The configured networks will remain available to the user even for future uses when when he’ll be in the WiFi coverage area. At any time, by accessing the WiFi configurator from the menu, the user can change the network through which to connect (the network in use is visible in the lower left corner of the screen) and can possibly remove or modify the credentials of an existing defined network.
Finally, the IT administrator will have the right to define the best sequence of actions, establishing for example that the connection takes place automatically on the first available network (even if local, but with priority to the predefined networks), or that in the absence of predefined networks the WiFi configurator is immediately shown to the user to allow him to choose or define the network to use before even reaching the desktop.
The continuous development of Agile has made it possible to add this feature which makes it very easy for end users to connect to the network and reach company resources from everywhere, and immediate for the IT Manager to manage them and intervene in case remote assistance is required.