All Systems and Appliances within the S4 Open family of products are managed by this single Management Console. Being familiar with one S4 Open Product means you are automatically familiar with all other S4 Open Products. The Console uses Microsoft Windows' Look & Feel which is the de facto state of the art in the User Interface Technology.
This capability allows you to either centrally manage all appliances in your network or distribute the management responsibility as appropriate within your organization. Each S4 Open Appliance is identified by a name and can include further optional administrative information such as a description, location and contact person. After you assign a name to the Appliance this name will be used in the S4 Open: Console for easy reference.
Any S4 Appliance can be secured against unauthorized access. This security system integrates tightly into the well proven Microsoft Windows NT C2 Security technology. This allows you to run a common security policy in your enterprise based on this technology. Before a user can communicate with the System they have to present their security credentials. The system then checks whether the user is authorized to perform the desired operation. This process can either be handled directly by the device or delegated to your existing Domain Server.
The S4 Open: Console is based on Microsoft Management Console technology and implements all requirements in the Microsoft style guide to certify for the "designed for XP," "designed for Vista" or "designed for Windows 7" logo.
When you purchase and license any S4 Group, Inc. product you may install the S4 Open: Console on as many Windows desktop systems as you need to monitor and manage your enterprise.