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NetMotion Wireless Unveils New Mobile Reporting Capability

As workers increasingly spend the majority of their day in the field, their managers, IT administrators and CIOs have a growing need for a detailed view into the performance of their networks, applications, devices and users. To meet this need, NetMotion Wireless has announced its Mobile Analytics Module, which provides historical and granular detail on the status of mobile deployments across any wired or wireless network.

The Analytics Module features more than 20 pre-configured and fully customizable reports that monitor the performance of individual applications, devices and users within a mobile deployment. Additionally, for the first time, performance reports are available for every network in use by mobile workers. The new module complements NetMotion's mobile VPN (Virtual Private Network) Mobility XE, which provides secure wireless connections to applications across wireless coverage gaps and data networks, while providing centralized management tools for IT administrators. The new module is available immediately at no charge for customers with existing premium maintenance agreements and for new customers who purchase licenses for 1000 or more mobile devices.

"In our daily operations it is critical for us to know the degree to which our mobile workers are able to perform their duties effectively," said Jason Pitts, technical field services manager, Avista Corporation. "With NetMotion's new analytics capabilities, we will be able to pinpoint any application, network or device that is causing a productivity loss and quickly implement a fix."

The reports available in the Analytics Module can assist administrators in measuring the health of their mobile deployment, including real-time and historical data. A set of benchmarks can be established and validated, including:

  • Performance of networks, both wired and wireless.
  • Network use across connections including Wi-Fi, wide-area cellular and wired.
  • Bandwidth consumption per application or device.
  • Number of devices connected to the network at any given time.
  • Performance of individual devices.
  • Reasons for failed network connection attempts.
  • Status of quarantined devices.
  • Battery status; and much more.

The Mobile Analytics Module complements NetMotion's existing Policy Module. The Mobile Analytics Module allows organizations to identify problems with their networks, applications, devices or users that are impacting productivity, and the Policy Module provides tools the organizations can use to correct those problems.

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