FileWave Multiplatform Manager
FileWave Multiplatform Manager is a System Management and Application Deployment software for Apple Mac OS X Devices, Microsoft Windows and Mobile Deployment Manager for iOS, Android and Windows 8 Mobile.
This the first of a series of installments I will be writing about FileWave. By the end of these writings I am hoping that everyone has a better understanding how FileWave works and how its a powerful tool that hood be considered if you are running Mac OS X and Windows PC Devices in your environment.
As a Disclaimer, I want to state do not work for FileWave. FileWave is not endorsing in any way enterpriseosx.com. At my day work we have begun to deploy FileWave as our primary Mac Platform Management tool.
Filewave has been kind and flexible enough to allow us to distribute the base FileWave 8.6.0 Server and Admin Tools we will be using as part of these tutorials. This dmg includes the FileWave Server, Admin Tools, FileWave Booster Agent and the FileWave Agent.
There are some limitations with this version, as you will get only 1 Administrator account, and will be able to manage 5 computers (either Mac and/or Windows) but i doesn’t matter, as with these tutorials its pretty much what we need.
In order to use the demo more extensively you need a key. You can request this key for free, in case you want to test Filewave in full, you can request an evaluation version. Requesting the evaluation version, only takes 2 minutes, just fill out a form with your information and they will send you a key to your email that will allow you to manage and administer 5 Mobile Devices (iOS or Android) PLUS 5 Clients (OS X and/or Windows) and 1 Administrator account.
If you require a more computers and admin accounts for a Proof of Concept, you can always reach out to Stephen Mirante, who is the National Sales Director for Filewave. Stephen is a very amicable fellow, and he is customer service first, so I am sure he will be able to accommodate your needs within any reasonable consideration. Stephen’s contact information is below:
National Sales Director
FileWave MultiPlatform Management
Direct: 1-888-345-3928 Ext. 301
Let Stephen know you read the tutorials at Enterprise OS X and he will take care of you with all your questions and needs for your PoC.
Below are the different installments of these series
Part 1: FileWave Server Install and Configuration
Part 2: FileWave Admin Console
Part 3: FileWave Adding Clients
Part 4: FileWave Deploying Applications
Part 5: FileWave Software Kiosk
Part 6: FileWave Reports, License Management and iOS Reports
Part 7: FileWave VPP & DEP
Part 8: FileWave Image Capture and Deployment