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Policy Management Module

Source: NetMotion Wireless

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Mobile computing, particularly over wireless and public networks, presents new management and security challenges. Often, there are multiple networks, many types of devices and different groups of mobile workers with varying roles and application requirements.

Mobile computing, particularly over wireless and public networks, presents new management and security challenges. Often, there are multiple networks, many types of devices and different groups of mobile workers with varying roles and application requirements.

For a mobile deployment, the optional NetMotion Mobility Policy Management Module gives administrators unprecedented flexibility and control over mobile productivity and security. With Policy Management, administrators can create custom policies to manage access to network resources. Conditions and actions can be combined to help control WWAN costs, bandwidth usage and user experience according to your organization’s security policies. Basic block, allow, disconnect or pass-through actions can be assigned to parameters such as network interface speed, network name, IP address, date and time, OS version, and application name.

Policies are centrally maintained in the Mobility server and automatically pushed out to mobile devices in the field. Policy enforcement is transparent to the user and can be modified for an individual, work group or entire organization.

Practical Policy Management Scenarios Include:

  • Limit access to network resources based on the time of day or network in use
  • Block bandwidth-intensive applications such as Web surfing or antivirus updates over low-bandwidth networks
  • Automatically synchronize data when a high-bandwidth connection becomes available
  • Prevent unauthorized applications from consuming network resources
  • Automate hotspot authentication

Manage VPN Traffic with Quality of Service (QoS)

Mobility Policy Management integrates best-in-class Quality of Service (QoS) for even greater control over the speed and quality of mission critical transmissions. Administrators can allocate more or less of the available bandwidth to specific applications. Traffic shaping can significantly improve performance on low-bandwidth networks, like wireless WANs, and is especially important when bandwidth-intensive applications are being used. Without QoS, all network traffic is treated equally and the most sensitive applications are vulnerable to delay.

Ideal complement to the NetMotion Mobility Analytics Module

The Policy Management Module is ideal for taking action, based on the intelligence gathered through the Mobility Analytics Module. Use the insight from the Analytics Module to find problems that impact productivity, push out corrective policies through the Policy Management Module, then use the Analytics Module to verify the impact of those policies. Learn more about the Analytics Module.