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A mobile management solution for IT teams, Pulseway is a cloud-based remote monitoring app that allows IT professionals to take control of their Windows, Mac, and Linux systems from their mobile device. It enables you to manage running processes, restart systems, issue commands, install critical updates, enable/disable accounts, and reset passwords without the need to travel on site. With Pulseway, you’re free to leave the office anytime.
The app sends out alerts and notifications whenever critical issues arise. Additionally, you can take immediate action straight from the app, keeping you on top of things no matter where you are. To ensure your servers and applications are always in excellent shape, Pulseway provides a consolidated view of your IT environment, real-time statuses of all your systems and resources, how your networks are performing, and which users are logged in, among other things.
Used by more than 400 large enterprises and around 300,000 users in more than 100 countries worldwide, Pulseway is a productivity app for the IT professional who’s always on the go. It allows you to remotely monitor, control, and manage your IT assets from a smartphone or tablet without any additional remote control application or connectivity protocol. It supports system management sharing among teams and offers read-only access to customers monitoring your progress.
Pulseway monitors all system types: Windows, Mac, Linux, Active Directory, Exchange, Hyper-V, VMware, SQL Server, Windows Server Backup, ESET Remote Administrator, XenServer, StorageCraft ShadowProtect, IIS, .NET and Java applications, SCOM, Amazon and Azure services, and SNMP-enabled devices. Pulseway’s REST API and Cloud API can also be used to monitor your applications.
It’s important for IT professionals to immediately know when the systems they’re managing experience any issues. The problem is they can’t possibly be tied to their desks all the time. Pulseway tackles this issue through a remote monitoring app you can take with you wherever you go and use whenever you’re connected to the Internet.
It lets you monitor everything in real time – servers, workstations, applications, updates, system resources, hardware sensors, websites, and SSL certification expiration – from a mobile app dashboard that’s easy to use. You can shut down applications, restart processes, enter maintenance mode, schedule tasks, run PowerShell commands, lock workstations, uninstall software, browse local files, read event logs, and chat with users. Anything you can do while on site, you can do in an offsite location with Pulseway.
Pulseway can be set up within minutes. Download the appropriate agent in the system you want to monitor, enter your account credentials, validate your account, save the configuration, and start the Pulseway service.
Pulseway implements multiple security controls to ensure the privacy of your data and that your infrastructure is inaccessible to unauthorized users. Aside from two-step authentication, all communication is fully encrypted based on AES session encoding and RSA public/private key exchange.
Restrictions for each mobile device can be implemented by setting up device access rules. Commands issued from a mobile device can be limited, and specific mobile devices can totally be denied access. Notifications are sent to you for each device added to the account, and for newer iOS devices, you can enable fingerprint authentication and create an access PIN through Touch ID. Pulseway also logs every command sent from a mobile device.
Pulseway comes with out-of-the-box notifications that are divided into 10 different category settings: status, performance, process, ping, storage, event log, hardware sensor, performance counter, server module, and service. You only need to enable them from the Notifications tab of the Pulseway manager installed in your system.
For notifications not included in the list of preconfigured ones, custom alerts can be specified. Priority levels – critical, automatic, elevated, normal, and low – can also be assigned to notifications. Depending on your account’s configuration, notifications are pushed to your mobile device or sent as email messages.
To remotely monitor and manage your cloud applications and services with Pulseway, the Cloud API for.NET and Java platforms are directly implemented in your app or service through a few lines of code - no software installation is required. Once set up, you’re ready to send commands, receive real-time runtime data, and modify runtime parameters from your tablet or smartphone.
For information you can’t immediately access because you’re not in front of your computer, the Cloud API can be used to fetch the information you need from the server, such as the number of products sold for the day. Notifications can be sent to all registered mobile devices, and the alerts pushed to your phone can also contain commands to be run when triggered.
Pulseway reports provide actionable insights into the systems you’re monitoring. They contain values that are critical to fully understand the overall health of your IT stack and then take immediate action so issues don’t escalate into full-blown problems. Report types include average CPU usage, memory usage, and installed software.
System logs can also be forwarded, and you can choose to receive statuses on processor usage, disk space usage, network speed, the number of users logged in, ping round-trip time, and ping responses. Audit reports, which can be sent to you via email, include system details, BIOS information, operating system details, and IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
Pulseway integrates with the following applications: Rackspace, PagerDuty, Autotask, Zendesk, StorageCraft ShadowProtect, and ESET Remote Administrator. Pulseway’s Cloud and REST APIs can be used to monitor applications and various other systems.
There are two ways to implement Pulseway: SaaS and on premise. For SaaS-based deployment, the Professional plan costs $1.34 per system per month for a minimum of three monitored systems. Professional comes in at $1.74 per system per month for 50+ systems.
If you’d rather host Pulseway in your own servers, Enterprise supports a minimum of 100 systems at $1.20 per system per month. Enterprise Plus, which covers a minimum of 1,000 systems per server instance, costs $1.04 per system per month.
Plans are on a yearly subscription basis. A 30-day free trial is available for each.