MF should offer a hosted/cloud probe service

Idea ID 2777165

MF should offer a hosted/cloud probe service

The idea would be for Microfocus to offer hosted Probe services.  With Covid, we have deployed a large number of mobile devices (laptops and tablets) to facilitate remote work and we're asking users to avoid being on our network if possible (such as for Webex/Zoom/Teams meetings, webinars, and other unnecessary traffic).  We need a way to capture devices that are online, but NOT connected through our VPN.  While we can go the route of deploying a probe in our DMZ, our strict security settings make it a challenge to connect our CMDB to a Probe off the network, requiring use of a Reverse Channel Proxy and endless security hoops to jump through.

My thought is that if Microfocus offered hosted probes (at a fair cost of course 😅 ), we could set our non-server devices to connect to a probe cluster @  something like https://companyname.microfocus.com/probe and our CMDB would get those results over a 443 connection.  This could simplify CMDB architectures greatly by shifting probe mgmt responsibility to the vendor, and allow a mixed probe environment where MF handles mobile devices and server/infrastructure continues to be captured on an internal probe.

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Thank you for sharing your idea! It’s open for comments and kudos, and we’re looking forward to input from the community. Once there is enough community traction, it will be further reviewed by the product team
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