Idea ID 2777165
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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