Avalanche provides management support regardless of the network type, be it Wi-Fi or WWAN, including cellular networks such as GPRS, and can manage hybrid devices that transition between these different networks. To help manage devices outside the four walls, Avalanche provides a variety of features. For example, mobile device profiles allow for the configuration of device-specific settings such as time zone, custom device properties, registry settings and carrier settings like APN. SMS-capable devices in sleep mode can be forced to check in to receive necessary updates. Avalanche 5 also provides administrators with the option to allow a persistent device-to-server connection for situations where that type of connectivity is required.