At the heart of IT Automation and true Service Driven IT Delivery is Policy Management
Benefits of Kaseya Policy Management:
- Ensure distributed systems are in compliance with IT policies or recurring services
- Streamline the process of applying and updating policies to multiple machines based on organization, group, department or dynamic view
- Achieve greater confidence that distributed systems are secure and in compliance
- Manage policy enforcement of multiple groups of machines, applying varying and nested policies depending on security risk, business use or service level
- New machines can automatically inherit policy settings without any intervention.
Consistency is the hallmark of an effective, agile organization. With thousands of moving parts, ensuring that every user, every system is being managed consistently is critical.
Consistency is the hallmark of an effective, agile organization. With thousands of moving parts, ensuring that every user, every system is being managed consistently is critical. The laptop logging in from the coffee shop across town should be managed as robustly, as completely and as securely as desktops in the office next door. However, with thousands of systems logging onto and off various networks in multiple—sometimes global—networks, it isn’t feasible for the IT department to manually touch every machine, ensuring it is in compliance with all IT policies.
Define, Manage, Apply and Enforce IT Policies Across Groups of Machines
Kaseya Policy Management streamlines the process of creating, setting and remotely applying IT policies to groups of systems across a distributed organization. Administrators can view all policies from a single Web-based dashboard, customize them and assign them based on organization, group, machine type, platform or any dynamic view of machines to ensure all systems are in compliance. By automating policy management and enforcement through the Kaseya IT Automation Framework, administrators can then take immediate action to remediate any system that is not in compliance.
Kaseya Policy Management Allows You to:
- Assign policy by organization, machine type, platform or department and automatically update machine settings when policies are updated
- Gain a complete view of policy enforcement status and take action to remediate any issues
- Set policy priorities to automatically remediate any conflicts
- Automatically apply policy settings to new machines based on the machines’ memberships in one or more groups
- Manually override or update policies
Most IT organizations implement a policy-based approach to IT systems management, creating and applying many policies to distributed machines spread across the organization. While some policies deal with capacity and performance, others manage access, authentications and security. As the amount of managed systems grows, however, updating and enforcing hundreds of policies on thousands of systems can grow out of hand. How do you know what policies get applied to which systems? What if a user inadvertently makes a change to the system? What about new systems?
How do you keep it all straight?
View Policy Status and Compliance on a Single Pane of Glass
Kaseya Policy Management centralizes policy management and enforcement on a single pane of glass, allowing administrators to customize policies, asign them out to multiple groups of systems and ensure they are being enforced consistently. This central view is tied directly into the Kaseya IT Automation Framework, making it easy to identify systems not in compliance.
Multiple policies can be assigned to each machine, and if a conflict arises, inherent policy assignment rules determine the policies that are obeyed or ignored. Once policies are assigned to machines, agent setting changes are marked for deployment and propagated automatically without further user intervention. A compliance cycle checks that each machine assigned one or multiple policies is in compliance, and administrators can view policy status across the organization on a consolidated dashboard. Policies can be overridden manually and will be automatically ignored from that point on.