The RAMS system provides the capability to securely manage, monitor and control computing assets. The system is comprised of a very light-weight downloadable software client agent (400 Kb); functionality extensions that automatically install on the client; a hosted web service. The RAMS agent provides the capability for management, intelligent monitoring and control of installed machines. The agent provides facilities to deploy, update and execute RAMS9 extension technologies. The RAMS Web Service provides centralized reporting, management and administration of all agent deployed machines. All supported extension activity is reported in a Web-accessible console, also some functionality on the client can be controlled from the Web console.