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Achin’ to know more
about Bacon? Look no further!

Bacon is easy to use, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have questions! See some of our most common questions and answers below.
Don’t see your question?

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Definitions

de·vice     /dəˈvīs/     noun

  1. A device is any lightweight, easily portable, electronic, consumer-grade device—such as a phone or tablet—that runs a mobile-device operating system. For Bacon Unlimited®, it refers to any iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.
  2. An unprecedented leap in computing technology that is small enough to fit in my pocket, but still very annoying to type on.

end·point     (/ˈen(d)point/)     noun

  1. An endpoint is any general-purpose server, computer, workstation, or laptop, that runs a Windows, Linux, or macOS operating system.
  2. The moment when all the cooking is done, your plate is empty, and you’re about to eat the last strip of Bacon while shedding a single tear. “Bonne chance mon ami. C’est le point final.”
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Definitions

de·vice     /dəˈvīs/     noun

  1. A device is any lightweight, easily portable, electronic, consumer-grade device—such as a phone or tablet—that runs a mobile-device operating system. For Bacon Unlimited®, it refers to any iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.
  2. An unprecedented leap in computing technology that is small enough to fit in my pocket, but still very annoying to type on.

end·point     (/ˈen(d)point/)     noun

  1. An endpoint is any general-purpose server, computer, workstation, or laptop, that runs a Windows, Linux, or macOS operating system.
  2. The moment when all the cooking is done, your plate is empty, and you’re about to eat the last strip of Bacon while shedding a single tear. “Bonne chance mon ami. C’est le point final.”
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Bacon?

Bacon is an endpoint management system that allows for the control of endpoints like servers and workstations made with the operating system Windows, macOS, and Linux. As of September 2022, Bacon also offers MDM of mac iOS devices.

  • Is Bacon cross platform?

Yes, Bacon is cross platform. It works on Windows, mac, and multiple forms of Linux. As of September, we’ll also include iOS devices like iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.

  • Is Bacon hosted or on premise?

Both, Bacon is a self-contained application running on docker containers and can be installed anywhere in the cloud, on premise, or hosted by Bacon Unlimited. Whatever method you want, it’s possible.

  • Is Bacon secure?

Bacon is an application that was built from the ground up to protect corporate data security and end user security. Bacon is tested using the best code-scanning technologies, evaluated by third parties, and tested for vulnerabilities on a regular basis. Bacon’s primary focus is on the client’s security and because of this, you can find Bacon in some of the most secure environments today.

  • Is Bacon challenging to use?

Bacon is designed for an incredibly easy user experience. Eighty percent of Bacon’s features and capabilities can be learned within the first day. There is a built-in admin guide, and free assistance from Bacon Unlimited staff to ensure successful implementation and ongoing use.

  • Is Bacon easy to set up?

Bacon is extremely easy to set up, and if assistance is needed it is provided at no additional cost beyond the standard set up fees.

  • How does one buy Bacon licenses?

Bacon licenses are available from Bacon Unlimited and qualified partners. Terms are monthly, annual, and tri annual. It’s sold in packs of 25.

  • Does Bacon offer monitoring?

Yes, Bacon offers monitoring of endpoint resources such as disc space CPU and memory. It also offers monitoring of critical services and online status. Due to its real time nature, it allows for nearly instantaneous alerting of problems via either email or qualified ticketing systems.

  • Does Bacon have ticketing?

Bacon is not a ticketing system but does integrate with multiple ticketing systems today, with more coming like Jira and Datto’s Autotask PSA.

  • Does Bacon track inventory?

Bacon tracks hardware and software inventory on all endpoints and integrates with third-party inventory management systems such as IT Glue.

  • Does Bacon support logging?

Bacon has both internal logs for system events as well as job logs. These can be exported automatically through CIS log support which can be set up to send to your own logging server such as a sim or standard CIS log server.

  • Does Bacon have role-based access control?

Bacon does support role-based access control, allowing just the right systems and the right levels of capability for each of your users.

  • Does Bacon support remote connectivity to endpoints?

Yes, Bacon as of February 2022 has built-in remoting utilizing HTLM5 WebSockets technology, allowing for high performance and is easy to use with multiple tools and features.

  • Does Bacon have multiple types of licenses?

Bacon has a single license for each endpoint and device. There are no additional layered licenses or modules currently in the product. Each feature added to Bacon has been added with no increase in cost and no need to buy additional licensing.

  • Does Bacon do mobile device management (MDM)?

Mobile device management is a marketing term intended for a very specific type of endpoint management or device management. Bacon now includes MDM technology, in addition to traditional remote management and monitoring, and universal endpoint monitoring technologies.

  • Does Bacon support patching?

Bacon offers patching for all its supported operating systems: macOS, Linux, Windows, and iOS. The patching feature inside Bacon supports many different methods of patching for any environment. Additionally, Bacon can proactively patch third party applications installed on endpoints.

  • Does Bacon support two-factor authentication?

Bacon supports RFC6238 compatible (e.g. Google Authenticator) two-factor authentication for both Active Directory linked accounts and local accounts. Bacon also supports Microsoft Entra (Azure AD) and Okta for SAML 2.0 Single Sign On.

  • What kind of support comes with Bacon?

Bacon is subscription-based, and all support for bug fixes and use of the product are included. Unlike most endpoint tools, Bacon also comes with free advisory support for building complex policies and scripts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Bacon?

Bacon is an endpoint management system that allows for the control of endpoints like servers and workstations made with the operating system Windows, macOS, and Linux. As of September 2022, Bacon also offers MDM of mac iOS devices.

  • Is Bacon cross platform?

Yes, Bacon is cross platform. It works on Windows, mac, and multiple forms of Linux. As of September, we’ll also include iOS devices like iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.

  • Is Bacon hosted or on premise?

Both, Bacon is a self-contained application running on docker containers and can be installed anywhere in the cloud, on premise, or hosted by Bacon Unlimited. Whatever method you want, it’s possible.

  • Is Bacon secure?

Bacon is an application that was built from the ground up to protect corporate data security and end user security. Bacon is tested using the best code-scanning technologies, evaluated by third parties, and tested for vulnerabilities on a regular basis. Bacon’s primary focus is on the client’s security and because of this, you can find Bacon in some of the most secure environments today.

  • Is Bacon challenging to use?

Bacon is designed for an incredibly easy user experience. Eighty percent of Bacon’s features and capabilities can be learned within the first day. There is a built-in admin guide, and free assistance from Bacon Unlimited staff to ensure successful implementation and ongoing use.

  • Is Bacon easy to set up?

Bacon is extremely easy to set up, and if assistance is needed it is provided at no additional cost beyond the standard set up fees.

  • How does one buy Bacon licenses?

Bacon licenses are available from Bacon Unlimited and qualified partners. Terms are monthly, annual, and tri annual. It’s sold in packs of 25.

  • Does Bacon offer monitoring?

Yes, Bacon offers monitoring of endpoint resources such as disc space CPU and memory. It also offers monitoring of critical services and online status. Due to its real time nature, it allows for nearly instantaneous alerting of problems via either email or qualified ticketing systems.

  • Does Bacon have ticketing?

Bacon is not a ticketing system but does integrate with multiple ticketing systems today, with more coming like Jira and Datto’s Autotask PSA.

  • Does Bacon track inventory?

Bacon tracks hardware and software inventory on all endpoints and integrates with third-party inventory management systems such as IT Glue.

  • Does Bacon support logging?

Bacon has both internal logs for system events as well as job logs. These can be exported automatically through CIS log support which can be set up to send to your own logging server such as a sim or standard CIS log server.

  • Does Bacon have role-based access control?

Bacon does support role-based access control, allowing just the right systems and the right levels of capability for each of your users.

  • Does Bacon support remote connectivity to endpoints?

Yes, Bacon as of February 2022 has built-in remoting utilizing HTLM5 WebSockets technology, allowing for high performance and is easy to use with multiple tools and features.

  • Does Bacon have multiple types of licenses?

Bacon has a single license for each endpoint and device. There are no additional layered licenses or modules currently in the product. Each feature added to Bacon has been added with no increase in cost and no need to buy additional licensing.

  • Does Bacon do mobile device management (MDM)?

Mobile device management is a marketing term intended for a very specific type of endpoint management or device management. Bacon now includes MDM technology, in addition to traditional remote management and monitoring, and universal endpoint monitoring technologies.

  • Does Bacon support patching?

Bacon offers patching for all its supported operating systems: macOS, Linux, Windows, and iOS. The patching feature inside Bacon supports many different methods of patching for any environment. Additionally, Bacon can proactively patch third party applications installed on endpoints.

  • Does Bacon support two-factor authentication?

Bacon supports RFC6238 compatible (e.g. Google Authenticator) two-factor authentication for both Active Directory linked accounts and local accounts. Bacon also supports Microsoft Entra (Azure AD) and Okta for SAML 2.0 Single Sign On.

  • What kind of support comes with Bacon?

Bacon is subscription-based, and all support for bug fixes and use of the product are included. Unlike most endpoint tools, Bacon also comes with free advisory support for building complex policies and scripts.

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