Secure device management with Scout

An enhanced security level is available for adding new devices to Scout.

Clients that are registered with their MAC address in the Scout database (Reserving device profiles) are accepted by the Scout Server and can be integrated into the Scout management. In contrast, devices having an unknown MAC address are not accepted and therefore cannot be managed by Scout. Unknown devices are not provided with a license from Scout's license pool.

Accepting known devices only

  1. In the Scout Console, select Options > Advanced options > Devices > New.
  2. Select the Accept only known devices option.

If an unknown device tries to contact the Scout Server, an error message is displayed on the device stating that a connection to the Scout Server was denied.

Only the requests of those devices are accepted whose MAC addresses have been saved to the Scout database by a device import or device profile.