Showing posts from February, 2021

MeshCentral - Security Tracking, Dark Mode, Mobile App URL, Agent Update, Router Branding

This week again we have another stack of MeshCentral improvements, much of it was driven by community requests and so, continuing along the path to making MeshCentral the best open source remote management software available. A lot of bug fixes are occurring under the covers and on GitHub, but this week we have a wide array on noticeable improvements, from security filtering to dark mode and improved branding. In detail: Windows Security Center overview and filter . The Microsoft Windows Security Center provides information on antivirus, firewall and automatic Windows updates. This information is already relayed in real-time on the MeshCentral web page. This week, we added this information to the device group summary page so that you can quickly see for each device group how many devices have issues like a disabled firewall or automatic update turned off. In addition, there are now new search filters so you can quickly focus in on devices with issues. Browser and OS dark mode automatic

MeshCentral - Web Push Messaging, Jitsi Video Meetings, Per-Domain Email

After adding support for push notification for Android last week, MeshCentral got web push notification support this week. In general, web push notification will be more widely used as it’s a supported feature in Firefox and Chrome. Both these browsers connect to a central cloud messaging server that can be used to push short messages to a browser even if it’s not currently viewing the MeshCentral web server web page. It’s quite wild that you can get a notification show up from the MeshCentral administrator when your browser is open, but not looking at the site. In addition to this: support for video conferencing using Jitsi and pre-domain email configuration. In detail: Web Push Notifications . MeshCentral now has web push capabilities using a new web service worker on the main web site. When the server is configured with web push enabled and the user enabled browser notifications, the browser will automatically send out browser identification and encryption keys to the server that wi

MeshCentral - Firebase Cloud Messaging, Improved Android Agent

A few weeks back MeshCentral started on the path of mobile device management with the release of the MeshCentral Agent for Android on the Google Play store . The Android agent has now been improved a lot with 3 new versions posted on the Google Play store adding significant capabilities for the Android agent. Probably the most notable new feature this week is cloud push messaging support using Google Firebase. You can now send notifications to a remote Android device using a free public relay provided by even if the agent is not open. In detail: MeshCentral Firebase Cloud Messaging Support . MeshCentral can now communicate with Firebase Cloud Messaging servers to send and receive device push notifications. There is also new code to act as a relay so that other MeshCentral servers can connect to and request that push messages be sent to the MeshCentral Android application. It must be done this way since the Android Agent has embedded keys in it that onl

MeshCentral - Thermals, Windows Security, Guest Links, Messenger, Agent Console

One problem with releasing new versions of MeshCentral multiple times a day is that if you don’t write a blog with all the new features and fixes regularly, you end up with too many new features to announce. This week is one of these weeks where, after the focus on the Android agent release last week, there is a lot of feature to catch up on. So, without any more detail, here is a random list of improvements from the last weeks a bit of everything for everyone: MeshCentral thermal sensor support . Big thank you to Bryan Roe this week for adding thermal sensor support in the MeshAgent for Windows, Linux and macOS. When going to a device’s details tab, you can click on the graph icon and see the thermal sensors of the platform if they are present. This is in addition to the CPU and Memory data, all of which is updated every few seconds. By the way, the thermal sensors work great on the Raspberry Pi. Perfect to see if any of your devices are overheating. Windows Security Center support .