Linbox Secure Control : Software deployment module
In your IT environment, making hard disk images, saving files, making software and hardware inventories, or taking control of remote computers are essential features to efficient management. Everyday needs include the ability to deploy new applications, unattended, on one or more computers, in a secure way. That's the purpose of the Linbox Secure Control module (LSC).
The LSC module allows an administrator to:
- Deploy software, patches or scripts on one or more target computers;
- Transfer files from the LRS to one of more computers;
- Manage the files and directories of a computer which has the LSC agent installed;
- Display the logs files of your actions; and
- Secure the remote access to a computer's screen/keyboard/mouse.
The LSC uses OpenSSH, the Open Source implementation of the SSH "secure shell". The sshd service has to be installed on each computer which needs to be managed. The LSC works with MS Windows (NT, 2000, XP, 2003) with our provided SSH server, Linux, MacOS X or any UNIX system where SSH is available.
SSH allows secure communications between the LRS server and the managed clients with strong cryptography. Public-key cryptography is used so that you do not have to frequently type passwords when you log in managed computers. All the features are available through the easy to use, and powerful LSC Web interface. Transferring files and launching programs can be done on a single client or on a set of clients (group, sub-group, or profile).
Using the LSC together with LRS disk imaging functions allows you to manage your IT environment by creating a few basic disc images, and then automatically deploy needed applications on demand.