Central IT management made easy: The IGEL Management Interface

The IGEL Management Interface (IMI) enables integration of the IGEL Universal Management Suite with existing enterprise management systems. In particular, companies with large or distributed client infrastructures benefit from being able to make their workflows even more efficient and further increase IT administration automation.

Reading, UK. October 7, 2015 – To accompany the launch of the new Universal Management Suite 5 (UMS 5), IGEL is introducing IMI, a pioneering solution that enables integrated endpoint management using an existing enterprise management system. Customers are able to administer all IGEL thin and zero clients within their IT infrastructure quickly and easily by means of existing systems, such as Microsoft SCCM or IBM Tivoli.

As well as offering enhanced ease of use, the IGEL Management Interface can also be used to implement new, customised workflows that have not previously been able to be mapped in the UMS console. As an API for REST-compatible programming languages, the IMI paves the way for integrating company-specific scripts or programs for administering IGEL clients. An IMI subscription license is required to use the IGEL Management Interface.

IMI is ideal for enterprise customers and larger companies with many branch offices. The solution is also suitable for system integrators and suppliers of Desktop and Client as a service (DaaS/Claas) solutions to multiple customers. Typical uses for the IGEL Management Interface include real-time information monitoring of equipment or for the compilation of important data and overviews in dashboards. In addition, it is also suitable to generate partially or fully automated workflows and to provide selected or reduced settings for administrators of sub-regions.

???For many years IGEL customers have used our UMS thin client management platform to manage Windows and Linux based thin clients at a deep granular level and yet provide Enterprise level, centralized control for zero touch rollouts, administration and updates,??? said Simon Richards, IGEL Technology Managing Director for UK & Ireland. ???However as the maturity of thin client technology has increased into Enterprise customers, there has been demand from larger organisations to integrate IGELs Universal Management Suite into their existing IT management framework platforms. This means that customers can use the best thin client management platform for thin devices and yet retain the technical skills and financial investment in their existing desktop management. With IGEL’s IMI we enable Connected Management.???