Rove's Mobile Admin 4.0 Delivers Greater Server Visibility

Rove said its Mobile Admin 4.0 has a redesigned Web interface and now supports Microsoft Exchange 2007, Windows 2008, and Windows Vista.

Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor

April 22, 2008

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Networks are no longer managed from just inside the data center, and to that end, Rove Mobile introduced Tuesday new software that allows unified management of IT systems from any computer or handheld device.

Rove said its Mobile Admin 4.0 has a redesigned Web interface and now supports Microsoft Exchange 2007, Windows 2008, and Windows Vista. The vendor has also changed the licensing structure to a per-user fee so that each IT manager can access and manage any number of servers.

Rove's Mobile Admin 4.0 costs $495 per administrator and will support clients equipped with Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers, and mobile devices that use BlackBerry and Windows Mobile operating systems, Rove said.

"This new licensing system helps increase an IT organization's efficiency and effectiveness while decreasing the cost of server ownership," the vendor said in a statement. "It also takes into account growing needs, as companies that want to expand their networks don't have to purchase additional software licenses."

Mobile Admin 4.0 new Web-based interface is more intuitive for users and competes closely with remote access tools from other vendors, Rove added.

Mobile Admin supports multiple server environments, including Windows, Active Directory, Exchange, Lotus Domino, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Citrix, Oracle, BackupExec, VMWare, and others.

"We have been using Mobile Admin for more than a year to manage 30 Windows servers with 12 IT administrators," said Jason Clark, messaging support analyst for Cengage Learning, in a statement. But Mobile Admin 4.0 will enable the academic content specialist to manage its entire IT infrastructure of more than 1,000 servers. "The software has given us the flexibility to solve network problems from anywhere, without even having to carry around a laptop."

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Terry Sweeney

Contributing Editor

Terry Sweeney is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered technology, networking, and security for more than 20 years. He was part of the team that started Dark Reading and has been a contributor to The Washington Post, Crain's New York Business, Red Herring, Network World, InformationWeek and Mobile Sports Report.

In addition to information security, Sweeney has written extensively about cloud computing, wireless technologies, storage networking, and analytics. After watching successive waves of technological advancement, he still prefers to chronicle the actual application of these breakthroughs by businesses and public sector organizations.

Sweeney is also the founder and chief jarhead of Paragon Jams, which specializes in small-batch jams and preserves for adults.

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