op5 today launches a mobile app for iOS following up on the launch of the op5 Monitor App for Android earlier this summer. The app helps system administrators keep control of their IT environment, whenever and wherever they are. The op5 Monitor App for iOS is launched together with op5 Monitor 7.0, also available today.
As an increased number of system administrators turn to mobile devices for information on server and network status, the number of mobile security attacks are drastically increasing. Mobile devices are also by nature more likely to be stolen or lost. Unsecured mobile monitoring apps risk ending up in the hands of illicit users, giving them with access to central monitoring solutions, often directly connected to the organizations’ most vital IT and business systems. op5 addresses the security challenges by introducing a secure mobile app, offering IT staff a convenient and safe path to mobile server monitoring.
"With the op5 Monitor App in your smartphone you can access your op5 monitoring system in an easy and secure way to stay on top of things. The problem with a vast majority of the mobile monitoring apps available on the market is that they rely on old CGI script for communication between the client and the server. This presents many security risks, documented in reports across the open source community. Our app has been designed to avoid these vulnerabilities," explains Jan Josephson, CTO at op5.
The op5 Monitor App addresses the security issues by giving IT-staff mobile access to the op5 Monitor system using REST API and SSL Certificate Validation, making the app unique on the market.
The mobile app presents information in easily accessible list-views, displaying host, services and status with clear color marks. With the help of smart filters, op5 users can tailor the views and lay-out to match their individual needs. If a problem occurs within the IT environment, the administrator can acknowledge and comment on the event directly from their smartphone or surfpad. In this way issues can be addressed without the need to return to their desk.
The op5 Monitor App is available on Google Play and on iStore during September
op5 offers server monitoring solutions that help IT gain control over their operations and deliver IT-services for better business. The product monitors everything from a small but business critical IT environment to fulfilling the needs for the very largest organization with distributed hardware, applications and services. op5 customers around the world appreciate fully supported solutions that are open and easy to get started with, yet flexible for future needs.