Multi-connect is an important simplification capability of ConsoleWorks. It gives ConsoleWorks the ability to take one set of commands and send them to as many as 40 like devices. Multi-connect is used for both IT/OT needs, patching or doing firmware updates to servers, routers, switches, IEDs, RTUs, and other assets. It can be used for anything you need to do across a group of assets. Multi-connect directly issues the commands from a master asset to every asset that you put into a group.
For example, updating an asset with a security patch or firmware update could be done one asset at a time. If you only have one asset, then you only need to install or push one time. But if you have 20, 30 or even 40 similar assets, then you need to do that same activity 20, 30 or 40 times. Multi-connect simplifies that process. You can issue the command to install or push the firmware or security patch one time. It doesn’t matter what type of IT/OT asset. Multi-connect can patch all of them (at least up to 40) from a single command line interface with a single set of commands.
For each like asset in a multi-connect session, you execute one set of commands and ConsoleWorks ensures those exact commands are executed for all assets in the session. ConsoleWorks then monitors every asset in a group so you can easily address any problems. Additionally, you will have a complete forensic record of the process for every asset automatically captured, time-stamped, digitally signed, and saved for audits, best practices or security review.
Multi-connect is a great, innovative way for you to make ConsoleWorks do your work for you when you have groups of like IT/OT devices.