I have used Protect in the past in a single office and loved it. I now have a position with a company that has 2 Main offices, each with 3 remote offices. All offices are interconnected with VPNs. I have Protect with a single console and I need to be able to patch machines in both Main offices along with the remote locations. Another issue is 90% of the workforce uses laptops or netbooks and spend 50% of their days on the road, when their day is done the laptops are locked in the desks. What is the best way to configure this? I have never used agents before and I assume this will be needed also. I am thinking I would need to do this: 1. 1st Main office has the console 2. 2nd Main office has a Deployment server 3. Install agents to all mobile devices and have them pull updates from Shavlik? Not too sure what can be configured on an agent.
One thing to keep in mind is when you're configuring your agent policy you can set the agents to use a distribution server,and also use the vendor website as backup (for downloading patches and data files).