The traditional concept of a network perimeter has vanished. Instead, corporate networks are being overrun by employee personal devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and watches, and a multitude of Internet of Things (IoT) devices like webcams, smart speakers, and media players. Keeping track of unmanaged and unauthorized devices can be a tricky task.
Nodeware Sensors were designed to connect networks and all the assets to the Nodeware platform. Sensors perform regular inventory scans that provide real-time visibility into all assets on the network. To get started, determine the type of sensor that is right for the network.
Installable software packages are available for Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server operating systems. They are the preferred deployment option when virtualization capacity or connectivity on the desired network does not exist. It is highly recommended to utilize server or desktop hosts that are consistently connected to the target network and are regularly online.
Software packages are available for download in the Nodeware dashboard. For specific installation instructions, see other articles in this section of the knowledge base.
Virtual Sensor Appliances
A dedicated VM Sensor appliance is the preferred deployment option for mid to large networks where a virtualization environment is available. There are two formats available, Microsoft's Hyper-V, and VMware's Open Virtualization Format (OVF) that target vSphere, Workstation, and Fusion products with compatibility for other vendor solutions, like Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer).
Appliance downloads are available in the Sensor view in the Nodeware dashboard. For specific deployment instructions, see other articles in this section of the knowledge base.