Dash initiative for secure remote management of desktops and mobiles

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Dash initiative for secure remote management of desktops and mobiles

Antony Savvas

Improved secure remote management of desktop and mobile systems will be delivered through a new standard from the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).

The Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware (DASH) initiative is a suite of specifications that takes full advantage of the DMTF’s Web Services for Management (WS-Management) specification – delivering standards-based web services management for desktop and mobile client systems.

As outlined in a white paper, the DASH Initiative will deliver a set of specifications that provides architectural semantics, industry standard protocols and a set of profiles to standardise the secure management of desktop and mobile systems - independent of machine state, operating platform or supplier.

By tapping into WS-Management - which enables a common way for systems to access and exchange management information across the entire IT infrastructure - DASH integrates desktop and laptop management into an end-to-end management system.

In addition, DASH works in concert with the DMTF’s widely-implemented Common Information Model (CIM), so that it is easily incorporated into existing management environments.

DASH has already received widespread industry support.

The DASH white paper can be downloaded here:
http://www.dmtf.org/standards/dash

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