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  • Microsoft Active Directory is a directory service using LDAP v2 or v3. Avalanche can be configured to use an existing Active Directory server for user login.
  • Users assigned as Administrators have unlimited permissions, and can assign and change permissions for Normal user accounts.
  • Advanced Encryption Standard. A specification for the encryption of electronic data.
  • Automatic identification and data capture. Generally speaking, AIDC refers to the Windows Mobile and Windows CE devices.
  • A collection of settings that define a response to a specific network or statistical alert. Typically, an alert profile consists of the events being monitored and either an e-mail address or proxy computer to which the alert is forwarded.
  • Avalanche Notification Service. The ANS enables communication between the Avalanche smart device server and Android devices. In order to use the ANS, install the Enabler for the specific device model.
  • Apple Push Notification Service is the communication protocol used to propagate information between iOS devices and Avalanche.
  • Users that have permission to access assigned areas of the Console and the ability to perform certain tasks. Permissions are assigned to an authorized, normal user by an administrator.
  • The Avalanche Console is the graphical user interface (GUI) where you manage your servers, profiles, and devices. The Console can be accessed from any web browser that can connect to your enterprise server.
  • A period of time when the mobile device servers are not allowed to contact the Enterprise Server, reducing heavy bandwidth usage.
  • Certificate Signing Request. When you are setting up an SSL certificate to secure communication for Avalanche, you submit a CSR to a certificate authority.
  • Database Management System. Avalanche uses databases to manage information. The standard DBMS used with Avalanche is Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Also known as distributed servers. Device servers are software run as services that facilitate communication between mobile devices and the Enterprise Server. There are mobile device servers and smart device servers. Mobile device servers manage hand-held mobile devices that run Windows Mobile or Windows CE. Smart device servers manage devices that run Android or iOS.
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. An IP service that allows DHCP clients to automatically obtain IP parameters from a DHCP server.
  • Domain Name System. A service that provides hostname-to-IP address mapping.
  • The software installed on a mobile device that allows Avalanche to manage it.
  • The service that manages communication and collaboration between the components of Avalanche.
  • A scheduled period of time when your mobile devices are not authorized to contact the Mobile Device Server. Use exlusion windows to conserve bandwidth and minimize workday interruptions. Exclusion Windows are configured through Mobile Device Server profiles.
  • Device filters allow you to display specific devices in the Inventory based on selection criteria. Other filters are used to show specific information in a panel.
  • A logical grouping of devices. A folder allows you to manage devices based on location, purpose, OS type, or other criteria that you establish. AIDC devices are put into folders according to selection criteria. Smart devices are put into folders according to the enrollment rule used when the device enrolled.
  • Google Cloud Messaging is a communication protocol that allows data delivery from Avalanche servers to enrolled Android devices.
  • A virtual perimeter defined by GPS coordinates. When a mobile device that is assigned a geofence area leaves that area, Avalanche will display an alert.
  • Users and profiles are assigned a home folder. Users will only be allowed to access information for their home folders and any sub-folders. Profiles can be applied at their home folder and are inherited by any sub-folders.
  • (HyperText Transfer Protocol) A networking protocol used to transfer information over the Internet. HTTP is unencrypted; HTTPS is encrypted.
  • Software that prioritizes and routes messages between Avalanche components.
  • Java Runtime Environment. You must have a JRE installed locally in order to modify package utilities.
  • (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) An LDAP server is a centralized directory service. Avalanche can be configured to use an existing LDAP server for user login.
  • A mobile device group consists of mobile devices with similar characteristics. These groups are defined by selection criteria.
  • A server that manages and configures mobile devices running Windows Mobile or Windows CE.
  • Mobile device server profiles allow you to define device configuration settings for the mobile device server.
  • A database management system. You can use Microsoft SQL Server to manage your Avalanche databases.
  • A network profile is used to configure AIDC devices for your network. The profile contains information such as gateway addresses, subnet masks, WWAN settings, and encryption and authentication information. You can also use a network profile to assign IP addresses to your devices.
  • Users assigned as normal users do not have access to any component of Avalanche until assigned permissions.
  • A package is considered orphaned if it has been deleted from the Avalanche Console, if the software profile it belongs to has been disabled, or if the package has been disabled.
  • A unique identifier for an Android app. Also known as the bundle ID or package name. If the app is in an app store, such as Google Play, the ID may be in the URL. For a custom app, the developer can tell you what the package ID is.
  • Typically used to map data to a particular process running on a computer.
  • A collection of configuration settings that can be applied to multiple locations simultaneously.
  • A region is a item in the Navigation Tree that helps manage servers. If you have servers with similar function or location, use a region to group them together for easier management.
  • The ability to configure barcode profiles that contain network profile settings. You can then print the profiles as barcodes and scan the barcodes with a mobile device with an Enabler version 3.5 or later. The Enabler configures the network settings on the mobile device.
  • If configured and assigned, secondary servers allow mobile devices to attempt to connect to a secondary mobile device server if the primary server is not available.
  • Parameters that can be used for filters, profile or package management, or device group definition.
  • The basis for selection criteria. In some cases, selection variables are mobile device properties.
  • A server that manages and configures devices running Android or iOS.
  • Devices running Android or iOS.
  • A collection of files that is sent to a mobile device for a particular application. These files may include support utilities used to configure or manage the application from the Avalanche Console.
  • A logical grouping of software packages maintained and managed by Avalanche.
  • Service Set Identifier. A unique name, up to 32 characters long, that is used to identify a wireless LAN. The SSID is attached to wireless packets and acts as a password to connect to a specific LAN.
  • Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security. Protocols that encrypt information using handshakes and ciphers. TLS is based on SSL and is more advanced. You can install SSL/TLS support so that the Client/host connection is encrypted.
  • A server installed with the Enterprise Server. It uses the statistics database and manages statistical information for your devices.
  • For iOS devices, Supervised Mode allows the Avalanche administrator more control over the device and how it is used. A device is usually put into Supervised Mode using a wired connection. For information about putting a device into Supervised Mode, please see your Apple documentation.
  • The Task Scheduler allows you to schedule when you want to update your servers and devices.
  • The identification number of a specific (physical) terminal or workstation on the network.
  • Apache Tomcat is a web server that allows you to view the Web Console.
  • A login name and password used by an individual to access the Console. A user can have administrator or normal permissions.
  • The Avalanche Console is the graphical user interface (GUI) where you manage your servers, profiles, and devices. The Web Console can be accessed from any web browser that can connect to your enterprise server.
  • Wired Equivalent Privacy. An encryption standard for wireless networks that provides the equivalent security of a wired connection for wireless transmissions.

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