Lenovo Introduces New Endpoint Management Tools to Improve IT Efficiency and Secure Devices in the Hybrid Workplace
Lenovo today announced the launch of two software services designed to simplify endpoint management for IT administrators juggling multiple priorities. Presentation Lenovo ™ Deployment Assistant (LDA) and Lenovo Manageability Commander (LMC), separate solutions that integrate with Microsoft and Intel technologies, respectively, to better help internal IT teams remotely access, manage and better secure their fleet of Lenovo PCs.
Redefining simplicity in endpoint management with Lenovo Deployment Assistant
Lenovo Deployment Assistant (LDA) simplifies the daily routines of administrators, allowing them to add content to Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager in a simple and automated way. LDA streamlines the process of delivering system updates to remote devices for IT administrators, reducing what could once take days for large fleets to hours.[i]
With a doubling of the percentage of permanent teleworkers by the end of 2021[ii] and an expectation that 31% of the global workforce will be remote or hybrid by 2022[iii], businesses must adapt quickly to a changing landscape. With more and more employees working in various locations and using a variety of devices blurring the lines between business and staff, security risks continue to increase.
Ideal for any business already using Lenovo System Update, Dock Manager, and Commercial Vantage software solutions, LDA can help IT administrators reduce the complexities associated with remote configuration management by automating firmware updates and system fixes. in large scale. LDA can also be used to monitor endpoint health and help diagnose hardware failures from a remote location.
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Made-to-order accessibility with Lenovo Manageability Commander
Beyond configuration and updates, businesses need to be able to remotely access their individual devices to perform on-demand repairs, remove sensitive data, and block network access in the event of a compromise. Lenovo Manageability Commander (LMC) is a cloud-delivered endpoint management console that unites DASH standards and the Intel vPro platform to enable in-band and out-of-band access capabilities (including remote start and control).
Through integration with Intel® Endpoint Management Assistant (Intel(r) EMA), IT administrators can use LMC to easily connect to remote devices powered by Intel Core ™ vPro(R) processors, whether inside or outside the firewall, connected via WiFi or wired Ethernet, or even if they have an inoperative operating system. This tool gives administrators the access they need to monitor, restore, upgrade, and protect Lenovo devices remotely and more securely, all from the comfort of their desks (or sofa or kitchen counter).
With cybercrime increasing by 600% since the start of the pandemic[iv], LMC offers additional security benefits to help protect sensitive data. It allows administrators to isolate compromised devices to prevent the spread of viruses and it can also help block security risks that could lead to data leaks.
Delivering all of these capabilities through a unique glass panel experience in on-premises and cloud environments, LMC helps businesses access the full value of their Intel vPro technology investment to support and better secure a hybrid work environment.
“Automation and simplification are essential in the modern workplace. These are areas that companies are increasingly focusing on in order to enable their remote workers to be more productive and IT teams more efficient. Together, Lenovo Deployment Assistant and Lenovo Manageability Commander give IT administrators the access and visibility they need to provide a higher level of support, reduce employee downtime, and maintain positive user experiences in a work environment. remote or hybrid ”, said John stamer, vice president of international business services in the Solutions and Services group at Lenovo.