July 11, 2006 Now here’s a very clever idea that we keep thinking of innovative uses for. eTelemetry's Locate is a plug-and-play network appliance offering a top-down view of all desktop-computing assets, the people using them, and where they are physically located. Locate recently won the Best Enterprise Hardware Product award at the Corporate and Channel Computing Expo. It works by passively analyzing network packets without installing any software agents and it shows all the people on the network in real-time by name as well as by physical location, switch port, department, and phone number. It also provides tools to dynamically track assets and react to network issues including unauthorized users, equipment moves, and acceptable use policy violations. The archived information also becomes a system of record of who's been where on the network for forensic analysis and compliance.
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