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 new, so-called Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as webcams, smart speakers, and media players. Keeping track of unmanaged and unauthorized devices can be a tricky task on its own.
Nodeware Sensors were designed to connect whole networks and their assets to the Nodeware platform. They perform regular inventory scans, giving you real-time visibility into all assets on your network. To get started, you'll need to determine the type of sensor that is right for you.
Installable software packages are available for Microsoft Windows 10 and 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 do not leave 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 the VMware's Open Virtualization Format (OVF) that targets vSphere, Workstation and Fusion products with compatability 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.
Physical Sensor Appliances
Preloaded Intel NUC appliances are available for order in the Nodeware dashboard. They are the preferred deployment option for small networks and businesses that do not have virtualization capacity or additional compute resources.
For specific deployment instructions, see the Intel NUC article in this section of the knowledge base.