Linux Device Management

Remote Management of Linux-based Computers and IoT Edge Devices

Remotely Access Linux Desktop | Install Apps | Setup Linux Kiosk Mode | Run Shell Commands and more.

Linux Device Management

Overview on Linux Device Management

Managing Linux devices is a pressing challenge for many IT organizations. Linux MDM has been the go-to platform for businesses in the recent decade. One of the major reasons why businesses prefer Linux OS to deploy server applications is because of its security and stability.  Linux device management solution simplifies the entire Linux device lifecycle management process from Enrollment to Provisioning, Deployment, Management, and Decommissioning. With the ability to manage devices remotely, Linux MDM helps IT organizations in ensuring consistent security compliance and improving remote troubleshooting of operation issues on Linux devices. SureMDM is a robust and flexible Linux MDM solution that frees up IT teams to focus on other important tasks.

Linux Device Management Capabilities

Following are some of the important Linux device management capabilities and features of 42Gears SureMDM.

Centralized View

Deploy and Install applications of multiple Linux devices at once, Track and analyze app status using reports. 

Application Management

Use Linux MDM to deploy and install applications on multiple Linux devices at once, Track and analyze app status using reports. 

Linux Kiosk Mode

Turn your Linux device into a dedicated Kiosk by allowing specific applications. Access to the rest of the system and other unallowed apps is completely blocked.

Remote Linux Desktop Tool

Linux MDM is one of the best tools to access remote Linux desktop which can be used to troubleshoot issues remotely. You can remotely view the Linux desktop screen from your browser from a Windows computer, from another Linux machine, or even from a mobile device such as Android or iPhone. You can interact with the remote Linux device using your computer mouse and keyboard. This feature is especially useful for fixing configuration issues on headless devices with no external display or input devices.

OS Update

Use Linux MDM solution to install kernel and OS updates remotely. OS patches can be pushed to all Linux devices at once ensuring they all receive the latest security updates with minimal user intervention.

Easy and Fast Content Distribution

Use Linux Device Management (Linux MDM) to remotely distribute documents, files, media, and other content types to a large number of device devices, with just a click. Supports relay server technology for faster downloads while reducing network bandwidth usage. 

Remote Linux Shell Scripting

You can execute Linux shell commands to perform any operation on a remote Linux computer or device, similar to how you would do if it was right in front of you.

User Management

  • Add/Remove/Manage users on Linux Software devices
  • Assign/Revoke Admin access
  • Enable login access rules to allow users to login on specific days and time

Remote System Configuration

Linux device management tool (SureMDM) can help you perform the following IT admin tasks on Linux devices remotely. 

  • Wi-Fi Settings
  • Disable Clipboard
  • Block USB 
  • Force Wi-Fi Whitelisting

Block Website Access

The capability to block unapproved websites is a powerful feature of the Linux device management solution. This feature ensures users are not distracted and the security of corporate data is not compromised.

Linux Distributions Supported by MDM

SureMDM Linux Device Management supports all major Linux distributions including CentOS, SUSE, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Redhat. Theoretically, SureMDM can manage almost any Linux device. Contact 42Gears customer success team with your device details and we will help you get started.

Supported Linux Mint Versions

version 18.1
version 18.2
version 18.3
version 19.3

Supported Ubuntu Versions

Version 16.04 LTS
version 18.04 LTS
version 19.10
version 20.04 LTS

FAQs on Linux Device Management

Resources of Linux MDM

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