TOSHIBA SMART CLIENT MANAGER 2.0 FEATURES HARD DRIVE HEALTH MONITORING
New Solution Helps IT Professionals Manage Powerful, Reliable and Secure Business-class Laptops from a Single Console
IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 4, 2013 –Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced Toshiba Smart Client Manager (TSCM) 2.0. Developed with IBM® Endpoint Manager™, TSCM 2.0 enables IT professionals to protect user data from HDD failure, cut down on energy consumption, reduce business risk and complexity, and control access from a single console with enhanced security. Scalable to 250,000 endpoints per server with the new Mobile Device Manager (MDM) plug-in, TSCM 2.0 is a unified management platform that helps IT administrators manage business pressures and end-point complexity.
“Today’s mobile workforce demands that IT professionals are more agile and resourceful than ever,” said Patrick Mani, Vice President of Sales, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “Toshiba Smart Client Manager 2.0 delivers smart, secure and reliable enterprise-level technology to help system administrators ensure that business stays on the leading edge while reducing the risk and complexity associated with managing laptops over a deployment.”
Preventative Maintenance with HDD Health Status
TSCM 2.0 offers a new HDD Health Status feature that protects user data from HDD failure and minimizes down time. The tool checks the HDD and reports any detected failure risk to the TSCM server, allowing IT managers to identify a PC at risk of HDD failure and ensure that the user’s data is backed up.
Scalability to Extend Support to Multiple Devices
The Toshiba MDM plug-in for TSCM 2.0 works across multiple vendors and operating systems to allow organizations to manage mobile devices. By creating user profile permissions and deploying security measures, IT administrators are able to manage the complexity of multiple end-points and business apps can be contained on a user’s own device.
Power Management Cuts Energy Consumption
With TSCM 2.0, PC power management settings can be distributed and optimized down to each endpoint device, including settings for peak electricity pricing hours of consumption. Each laptop’s BIOS measures and reports on power consumption, providing greater detail and control. TSCM 2.0 provides the ability to monitor consumption and adjust accordingly, resulting in better energy efficiency gains and, in many cases, qualifies for local electric utility rebates.
Patch Management Reduces Risk and Complexity
The patch management feature of TSCM 2.0 provides a streamlined solution for patch compliance that reduces business risks and complexity. From a single management console, a system administrator can easily provide up-to-date patch visibility, control and verify the deployment of patches within hours of release, as well as resolve problems from previously applied patches either globally or selectively down to individual endpoint devices.
Security Provides Centralized Control
TSCM 2.0’s new security management solution combined with unique Toshiba system capabilities enable system administrators to control access by preventing a PC from starting up, any user logging on and the PC being unlocked unless the PC is authenticated by the management server. Enhanced security features also allow Administrators to restrict access to a number of external and network devices, including printers, removable drives and network drives.
Toshiba Smart Client Manager 2.0 is now available.
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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading laptops, tablets, HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ and media streaming products; physical and cloud storage solutions; virtual desktop infrastructure; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit toshiba.com/us
About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.