Managing Machines over the Internet with BMC FootPrints Asset Core
A. I have desktop/servers at multiple sites which do not have a dedicated link to my datacenter, but have access to the internet. How do I manage these machines using Asset Core?
B. I have laptop users that rarely ever VPN into the network. How do I manage those machines using Asset Core?
Managing machines that are part of a LAN or have a dedicated point–to-point is easy because the Asset Core client agent and Asset Core parent always have an uninterrupted (reliable) communication path.
However, managing computers that are not tethered to the company intranet is more challenging. These elusive systems include (but are not limited too):
Type 1 = "Road warriors", typified by sales people who are often offsite, travelling for events or visiting customers
Type 2 = “Home workers” who work isolated from the company network but have an internet connection
Type 3 = Company site locations which do not have a dedicated connection to the corporate network ( sometimes referred to as offline-WAN) but have an internet connection
For "road warriors" and even "home workers", a VPN software connector typically exists. However, that does not mean it is utilized.