Managing a network is a complicated task for administrators; networks are comprehensive and require a lot of attention and maintenance. As the workforce becomes more dependent on mobile devices such as PDAs, laptops and netbooks, the need for remote access becomes even greater.
However, managing all of the devices and users can be overwhelming. One way to ease this job is to run the administration and configuration through a centralized framework.
Under a central management system, one administrator can easily manage the network and the users who access it. Data is seamlessly imported from existing directory services such as Microsoft Active Directory or LDAP and applied to an individual's network address. This cuts time and cost down for companies, and eases mass rollouts, certificate administration and software distribution.
It also relieves the setup and maintenance of new employees. Changes with personnel and staff are resolved in real time and the work load on the network administration is lessened. It also provides the company with cost-saving opportunities.