Understanding Provisioning Models - Basic, Standard, & Advanced

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    The provisioning models include Basic, Standard, and Advanced models. See the table below to understand each model.

     

    Note: Basic was previously called SMB mode. Standard and Advanced were referred to as Enterprise mode.

     

    Capability

    Basic

    Standard

    Advanced

    Client manageability features

    All

    All

    All

    Client provisioning

    Manual

    Automated or manual multiple methods

    Automated or manual

    multiple methods

    Required enterprise infrastructure

    DNS and DHCP typical

    • DNS and DHCP

    • Provisioning service

    • DNS and DHCP

    • Provisioning service

    • Active Directory integration (optional)

    • Certificate authority (optional)

    Client security

    HTTP Digest

    HTTP Digest

    • HTTP Digest

    • Kerberos (optional)

    Management traffic encryption

    None

    None

    Digital Certificates (Optional)

    Secure network connectivity

    None

    None

    802.1X, NAC, NAP (optional)

    Client configuration maintenance

    One-to-one

    One-to-many

    One-to-many