From vScope 1.7.9, changes in the IT-infrastructure are now easily tracked. The history-bar from the application frontend has been replaced by an easy-to-use dropdown. This feature gives a quick insight into all changes that has happened in the server infrastructure in no-time!
In vScope 1.7.9, it is possible to discover and monitor printers. Check status, configuration, and use compliance testing to highlight when problems occur or when new it’s time to replace papers or toner.[SinglePic not found]
vScope is making its move to the intranet so that more people and functions in the organization can have easier access to crucial information about the IT infrastructure.
In vScope 1.7.8 we introduced Breakdown Tables. This is a simplified way of viewing tabbed tabled broken down by Service, Customer, Organization, Site, or anything else you might find relevant.
Here is how to set up a Breakdown Table:
- Go into Preferences and select Breakdown Tables under Web Access and APIs
- Name your Breakdown Table (such as Customers, Services, Sites etc…)
- Select a table preset to define what columns to publish in this view
- Decide on a “master”-tag that you use as critera for breakdown. Each Value of this tag will become a separate tab in the breakdown view. You may use a “Customer tag” if such exists, or use something that is there directly after a first discovery (e.g. VMware Folder, Resource pool, or Operating System)
And here is how to find it on the web:
Today, we released vScope 1.7.8. This release holds a number of good improvements. Mostly they are seen n the areas of Web, and Compliance, but there are also improvements in other areas, such as discovery and UI. Also note the useful “Unique-counter” in the aggregation bar at the bottom of all tables!
InfraSight Labs is always looking for passionate people who wants to work with us in creating next generations’ IT-management tools. Do you think InfraSight Labs sounds like an interesting place to be? -Drop us a line and we’d love to talk more about future opportunities. Right now, we are specifically looking for:
Working at InfraSight Labs
InfraSight Labs, founded in 2010, operates on the fast growing, high-pace market for IT-infrastructure. Our products, conceived from the latest research and built with the latest technologies, are sold to IT departments at companies ranging from SMEs to large enterprise corporations. This is challenging and fun development in a high-tech environment!
We offer opportunities for people to grow. Working at InfraSight Labs means taking large responsibility from start. You will play a leading role, not only by contributing to our products and business, but also by being part of building the company and the company culture. You will work directly under the company management. It is an open and creative environment where your voice is heard and your actions have impact from day one.
Many IT organizations experience that more than 1/3 of the budget is spent on people costs. Much of this time is spent on tracking configurations and performing manual routines and follow-ups.
“-We know that the backup software is performing, but which servers are actually lacking backup?”
“-What machines do not have anti-virus installed?”
“-What resources can we optimize so that we can postpone or avoid new investments?”
The list of questions is long, but chances are good that the answers are found in vScope!
In vScope 1.7.7 we have made an effort in attacking the manual routine work by automating configuration and performance audit. In other words it lets you achieve more in less time, thus saving in on your people costs. It’s time to release the power of your IT guy and enable him to work where he adds the most value. Leave the routine work to vScope.
Well, it’s only a very first alfa, but in vScope 1.7.7 there is a Self Service web portal which lets you share information and analytics results with other people in the organization. Your co-workers are now only one click away from gathering up-to-date information about the IT which you can publish. IT organizations using vScope are more opt to run their operations in a cost efficient manner. The self service portal multiplies these values by sharing them with more people.
Share the link to your co-workers: [vscopeserver or IP-address]/portal
In PC World, Tony Bradley writes about the 4 security controls your should take now.
1. Inventory of authorized and unauthorized devices
2. Inventory of authorized and unauthorized software
3. Continuous vulnerability assessment and remediation
4. Malware defenses
vScope comes into play in bullet 1, 2 and 4. vScope takes care of discovery and inventory of both hardware and software. Combined with the compliance analytic engine, rule based tests are performed automatically and regularly. Examples of tests include finding servers where anti-virus agents are not installed.
Read the full article:
There never will be a perfect computer or network defense. Computer security is a constantly elevating game of cat-and-mouse. As quickly as you address the latest threat, attackers have already developed a new technique to access your network and compromise your PCs. But if you focus on the fundamentals, you can minimize your risk and defend against most attacks.
In vScope v1.7.5 we introduce the ability to customize and build your own compliance cases. This new feature help maintain a perfect structure of your datacenter and can find optimization opportunities in a few seconds.
Along with the exciting Compliance functionality, the underlying vScope database structure has been improved, leading to a database size sometimes as little as 10% of the previous format, with no change in functionality!
Thanks to all of you who came visit us in our booth at In Innovation Expo in Gothenburg!