Mobility is here to stay and it will grow bigger and become more connected over the course of time. Mobility solutions have become an imperative part of digital transformation with the growing demand for a flexible work solution for the employees. Enterprise mobility requirements deal with the need for networking and security features so that all the desktop applications can even be shared on the mobile devices. Mobility solutions provide the enterprises with an opportunity to reinvent the business solutions and operation; it gives the technology an opportunity to explore the operational requirements of an enterprise. Why do many enterprises turn towards the mobility solution rather than introducing an application management solution? Enterprises want to improve their data utilization and deliver the user-centric data to improve employee engagement. Application management solutions are more focused on improving the interaction along with security for the data access and it can be introduced for the vendors and third-party users.
The introduction of mobility or application management solutions for the enterprise has brought smartphones under the forefront of the development challenges. Smartphone today has become a key part of the network troubleshooting toolkit. Maintenance is required to bring in the mobility solutions to maintain the required agility within the network. The most probable mobile devices today work on the Operating system of Android and iPhone. The networks for these devices can act as a diagnostic center that can help you scan different networks to maintain the security and also make the admin remotely monitor the system. Some of the third-party applications available on the app stores can actually provide the required solutions to maintain the mobility network; let’s have a look at some of them.
1. Fing Network Scanner
Fing is a complete tool available for both Android and iOS. Coming in with multipurpose functionality, it finds different devices that are connected to the enterprise network either it can be LAN or Wi-Fi. A dashboard is made viable that can actually provide the user with complete information about the network for functions such as MAC address, IP address, device name and also manufacture. Fing has a complete step by step guide to help the diagnoses and fix the network issues, using the Fing alert the enterprises can also be notified when any device actually connects with the enterprises’ network. It includes various other tools such as Bonjour, DNS lookup, NetBIOS, UPnP, and Reverse DNS lookup. To check different internal hardware connection features such as internet connectivity checker, ISP analyzer, port connection, port scanner, subnet scanner and wake on LAN. Fing is Free and the enterprises can actually use it with different devices. Fingbox is also a retail solution that’s available for $100 that provides more in-depth analysis and security.
2. Network Analyzer
Network Analyzer is available for both Android and Apple devices and it ’s simpler in usage than the Fing. It’s being designed to analyze and test the office network. The first function is actually scanning the complete network, whether it’s for the LAN or Wi-Fi, it lists their IP addresses and name of the devices. The app will help the enterprises to break in every part of the network such as DNS server IP, external IP for the IPv4 and IPv6 and the default gateway IP. For the Wi-Fi network, it can analyze the BSSID, SSID, IP addresses and subnet mask that will be soon listed. The network analyzer also comes with a pro version and it’s a visually more engaging tool than the free version. The price of the Network Analyzer pro is $4.
3. Termius SSH client
Termius is available for both Android and iOS provides a complete command line terminal for the Mosh, SSH and Telnet sessions of a smartphone. Using the Termius you can access the Linux and IoT devices through the app, several hosts or making multiple connections to the host network using the Termius. The connections or services can be encrypted through different ports using methodologies such as forwarding and tunnel. The identity and key can be saved about the keychain section of the app. Termius features have also added the multitasking and the split-view interface. The enterprises can customize the User Interface of the terminal session and organize them toward the groups so that the access can be more defined. Some customization can even assist the enterprises that let pair credentials and server for quick access. Using the Termius Premium the enterprises will be able to sync the settings and credentials across various devices even protect them by the AES-256 encryption. To create the user account we can backup and sync these on the Termius developer servers. Access for the credentials can be done through different touch points such as Face ID or Touch ID. Premium version costs around $7 per month and $60 per year.
All the network solutions provided above are from third-party developers and the customization, such apps might require specialized development team. A mobile device can act as a complete solution for the network of the enterprises providing in the end to end management and security solution.
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