The real impact of maintaining a good Device Lifecycle Management Process is - Save Time and Mitigate Vulnerability Risks!
While network administrators are busy setting up networks, troubleshooting and resolving issues, optimizing network performance, how can they squeeze-in time to manage these tasks?
Every step in the device lifecycle process is just as critical as the other. Whether it is adding and configuring a device or performing required software/ hardware upgrades or ensuring security policy compliance or finally, visibility into when the equipment needs to be phased out.
So, what are the Benefits?
The Actual Need
Comprehensive lifecycle management is a fundamental part of IT management and linked to this, is the pressing need for real-time network device configuration visibility. Equally important, is an inventory database that enables automated searches for end-of-life, end-of-service (EOL/EOS) devices and components.
Device inventory must be, from time-to-time - prioritized, remediated and monitored. In a network with tens or hundreds or thousands of devices, updating and maintaining device information is definitely not easy. Nevertheless, most organizations still manage to maintain some data, but this again is mostly in bits and pieces and often outdated.
A tool that can automate and simplify - device discovery, configuration, monitoring, and administration of all devices in the network. For more on Device Lifecycle Management take a look at our whitepaper on: