Network Profile Manager 2014
NPM 2014 – Lite is the free*, simple and easy way to manage computer proxy settings based upon the availability of your networks.
NPM 2014 – Pro is the most powerful way to manage your businesses computers proxy settings based upon the availability of connected networks.
Latest version: v6.2
Release date: 1st February 2014
Providing seamless browser settings management (Proxy Switching), appropriate internet home page, site specific settings and control branding with no manual intervention + Wireless Connection Management.
NPM comes in two flavours, Lite and Pro.
NPM 2014 Lite:
The free Lite version has been developed for individuals that find yourself constantly changing Internet settings to access the internet.
With NPM 2014 Lite you can create network profiles that match your frequently used locations (home, work and your favourite café) so that as soon as you’re there, the right Internet Settings will be applied – just open the lid and surf.
NPM 2014 Pro:
NPM Pro provides corporations (and their users) with the ability to create network profiles based on specific network connections, so that when they become available, actions can be automatically performed. For example, if a Corporation has a number of locations/sites with different proxy servers defined, NPM can be centrally configured (via Group Policy) to automatically switch to the correct proxy, set appropriate internet home page, apply site specific settings and control branding with no manual intervention by the user – providing seamless access to the internet and elevating the need for staff Browser training.
Depending on the corporation’s policy regarding company computer use and access to the internet outside VPN, each user can specify their own NPM profiles that match their home and other network configurations so that access to the internet can be easily achieved.
In addition to profile management, corporations can use NPM 2014 Pro to manage Wi-Fi connections based on the availability of a LAN. For environments where Wi-Fi connections are limited, NPM can be configured to disable the Wi-Fi device, disconnect all Wi-Fi connections or disconnect a specific Wi-Fi connection (based on a SSID) when a laptop is physically connected to a corporate LAN.
Shaun Baldwin (Technical Consultant) Orange OCSL says:
“Packagesofts’ Network Profile Manager is an excellent product that provides much needed functionality that is not provided by existing Microsoft Windows Operating systems and Active Directory Group Policy capabilities.
Enterprise Customers and Administrators especially will immediately recognise the gap that this product fills and will also appreciate the management and configuration features built into the design. Our user base consists of lots of clients who are travelling to multiple locations and NPM makes their transitions to each location seamless, which greatly improves the end user experience and productivity. A “win win” for both IT departments and end users!
We were development customers for the product and Packagesoft were always available to provide comprehensive support and any fixes in a very prompt fashion.”
For your free copy of NPM 2014 Lite or trial version of NPM 2014 Pro please visit: http://www.packagesoft.com/downloads-utilities/products/