Using the Management Console

The Management Console provides direct access to system management, configuration, file authorization, reporting, and logging functions.

The Management Console allows the user to communicate with an Application Server to send and retrieve device permissions data from the database. The data is then sent from the server to a Ivanti Device and Application Control client, thereby establishing device control on the client.

Logging In to the Management Console

You access the application by logging in to the Management Console.

  1. Select Start > Programs > Ivanti > Endpoint Security > Ivanti Device and Application Control Management Console > Ivanti Device and Application Control Management Console.
    Each time you access the Management Console, the Connect to Ivanti Device and Application Control Application Server dialog appears.
  2. From the Application Server drop-down list, select the Application Server you want to connect to.
    You can type the server name as an IP address with port if required in square brackets, NetBios name, or fully qualified domain name in the Application Server field.
  3. Select one of the following options:
  4. Option

    Description

    Use current user

    By default, the system connects to the Application Server using your credentials.

    Log in as

    Type the user name in the Username field and type the password in the Password field.

    Tip: Precede the user name by a computer workstation name and backslash for a local user, or by a domain name and backslash for domain users.

  5. Click OK.
    The Connect to Ivanti Device and Application Control Application Server dialog closes.

The Ivanti Device and Application Control Management Console window opens.

Logging Out of the Management Console

When you log out from the Management Console you can choose to terminate the administrative session or disconnect from the Application Server.

  1. To disconnect from the Application Server, select File from the navigation bar.
  2. Select one of the following options:
  3. Option

    Description

    Disconnect

    The Management Console remains open.

    Exit

    The Management Console closes.

    The Disconnect or Exit action terminates your current administrative session.

Device Control Modules

The Device Control Modules provide access to the functions necessary for configuring and managing and are grouped into three modules, represented by the icons in the Modules section of the Control Panel.

The following table describes the functions of the Modules icons.

Module

Icon

Description

Device Explorer

Grants access to input/output (I/O) devices for specific users or groups. Establishes copy limits and activates file shadowing. Allows users to encrypt removable devices on-the-fly for decentralized encryption.

Log Explorer

Shows records of files transferred from any computer to authorized I/O devices and the contents of the files (shadowing). Shows user attempts to access or connect unauthorized devices. Provides templates to create customized reports.

Media Authorizer

Provides for central encryption of removable devices. Allows for users to access specific CD/DVD. Allows for users to use specific encrypted media.

Getting Started

The Management Console can only be accessed by authorized network administrators.

Before you begin to use Ivanti Device and Application Control, you must define the following users in the domain:

  • An administrative user with local Administrator rights.
  • A Ivanti Device and Application Control client user with domain user rights.