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Linux MDM Software

Linux Device Management

Streamline your Linux device management with MDM for Linux laptops, computers, Raspberry PI, and other Linux based devices.

Linux MDM helps IT admins secure, monitor, and manage their devices running on any Linux platform.

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Why businesses need Linux Device Management solution?

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.


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 devices, with just a click.


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

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.


Compliance Job Support

Creating compliance rules based on different conditions (OS versions, Anti-Virus, Firewall, etc.) and taking actions when there is a compliance failure.


App Analytics Report

This allows the users to fetch details such as application name, application start time, application end time, and duration for all enrolled Linux devices in SureMDM. Admins can also view app analytics reports in the dashboard panel of the SureMDM console.


Remote System Configuration

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

Remote SSH Terminal

With remote SSH terminal on SureMDM, admins can use the command lines to send commands and run scripts on remote Linux machines.


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. With multi-admin remote control, multiple admins can remotely connect and troubleshoot end-user devices at the same time.

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

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Linux Device Management FAQs

What is Linux Device Management Software?

Linux device management software consists of a suite of tools that enables IT teams to efficiently and effectively manage and maintain devices running on Linux operating system. Linux MDM provides a range of features such as device configuration, application deployment, and device monitoring, allowing administrators to streamline the functioning of Linux-based devices. With the use of Linux device management software, organizations can improve user productivity, reduce device downtime, secure and stabilize their IT infrastructure.

How to set up Linux MDM?

You can set up Linux MDM (Mobile Device Management) by following the steps below:
  • Find out your device management requirements and accordingly choose a Linux MDM solution that best meets your needs.
  • Install the Linux MDM software on either on-premise or on the cloud infrastructure. For ease of use and to reduce set up time, the cloud-based deployment option is recommended.
  • Install any MDM agent application on the Linux-based devices that you want to manage. This agent will execute commands coming from the server, and will also be responsible for sending crucial device information back to the server.
  • Evaluate the Linux MDM solution to ensure its functionality works as per your requirements.
  • Continue monitoring the Linux-based devices and make modifications to the policies and actions as needed to ensure optimal performance and security.
  • Ensure that the Linux MDM solution is up to date at all times to avoid falling prey to exposure due to any security vulnerabilities.

Is Linux MDM open-source?

Linux OS is open-source, and there are a few MDM solutions that are open source. However, 42Gears’ SureMDM is not an open-source Linux MDM solution. There are some open source tools available that might fulfill some device management requirements. However, most of the time, open source MDM solutions have a limited set of features. On the other hand, commercial Linux MDM solutions such as SureMDM offer advanced features and functionalities that are not available in open-source solutions, which makes them suitable for managing devices in large numbers. Note that the comprehensive features offered by commercial MDM solutions come at a price. SureMDM is clearly an affordable choice among such MDM platforms.

What are the advantages of Linux Device Management?

The advantages of Linux device management include streamlining device lifecycle management, improving security and user productivity, and reducing the overhead associated with regular device maintenance.

Which Linux distributions are supported by SureMDM?

SureMDM Linux Device Management supports all major Linux distributions including CentOS, SUSE, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, Raspberry Pi and Redhat.

Can SureMDM help set up kiosk mode on Linux devices?

Yes, SureMDM can setup kiosk mode on Linux devices and turn them into dedicated purpose kiosks. Once kiosk is enabled, the user is allowed to access only certain application or a set of applications. (Details: Steps to enable Linux Kiosk Mode)

Can I remotely install kernel updates on Linux devices?

Yes, you can use SureMDM Linux MDM solution to install kernel updates and upgrade packages/OS updates remotely through SureMDM.

Can I remotely push applications to Linux devices?

Yes, applications can be pushed remotely to Linux devices using Application policy in profile.

Can I remotely distribute content to Linux devices?

Yes, you can remotely distribute documents, files, media, and other content types to a large number of devices through SureMDM file transfer job. SureMDM also supports relay server technology for faster downloads while reducing network bandwidth usage.

Can I execute shell commands remotely on Linux devices?

Yes, SureMDM’s Linux Device Management features can help you to execute Linux shell commands to perform any operation on a remote Linux computer or device.

Can I manage users on Linux devices?

Yes, SureMDM allows you to perform user management operations on Linux devices remotely such as- adding, removing and managing users, assigning, revoking admin access and enabling login access rules to allow users to login during specific days and specific time.

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