Integrated Desktop, Network Management Platform Also Relieves MSPs from Task of Tying Together Multiple Vendor Management Tools
Austin, TX, September 2, 2008 –AdventNet Inc., makers of ManageEngine, a globally renowned suite of cost effective network management & security software solutions, today announced the release of MSP Center Plus, an integrated management suite allowing Managed Service Providers to more easily and affordably create and maintain secure, standardized, desktop computing environments. MSP Center Plus brings sophisticated automation and integration to desktop management without the typically high price point; at $25 per device per year, the software is nearly 80 percent less expensive than competing solutions.
ManageEngine built the MSP Center Plus platform based on experience gained through working with more than 350 MSPs who were using earlier versions of the company's software to manage 200,000 end devices inside 2,500 small businesses. MSP Center Plus offers MSPs and Value Added Resellers (VARs) a full complement of management disciplines, including asset management, power management, patch management, windows configuration templates, network monitoring, SLA management, exchange monitoring, helpdesk, timesheets, tech scheduling and invoicing. All functionality is available through a single graphical user interface and applications share a common database for true management integration.
"MSP Center Plus is a perfect fit for Multiple Service Providers needing to manage multiple clients from one central location," said Abe Contreras, Implementation & Project Manager, Itentive Healthcare Solutions, a five-year-old MSP with more than 1200 users in 50 locations. "In a few clicks of the mouse you can configure and manage multiple client infrastructures. The dashboard interface is easy to read and it provides critical information in one page, including any alarms and alerts. Resource monitors come with industry-standard monitoring thresholds pre-set out of the box; and they can easily be customized to individual environments if needed. Reports are very detailed and can be customized based on each customer and can be scheduled to be automatically generated. Suffice to say, we did our due diligence and tested all the competitors. MSP Center Plus was the clear winner."
MSP Center Plus eliminates the extensive scripting that competing solutions require to perform many routine management tasks. By simply selecting from MSP Center Plus' more than 50 templates and 250 pre-loaded policies, MSPs can easily apply and maintain desktop policies across an entire computer group. Everything from power management to firewall and registry settings and more can be standardized across thousands of endpoints with a simple mouse click. Templates even make security management easier. Security settings, such as disabling USB and CR-ROM drive access and disabling the control panel can be achieved using security policy templates in MSP Center Plus.
Further easing the management task, many routine jobs including patch scanning and deployment, asset scanning, prohibited software detection, disc cleanup, defragmentation and more can be automated and scheduled.
"In today's challenging economic environment a greater number of small businesses than ever are turning to MSPs as they seek to focus on their core competencies and leave IT to the pros," said Dev Anand, Product Manager for MSP Center Plus. "There's this huge opportunity for VARs and service providers to create long-term relationships with these small businesses and realize profitable recurring revenue. MSP Center Plus provides every capability an MSP could need to remotely ensure the performance and availability of desktops, becoming an irreplaceable part of the customer's operations."
MSP Center is available now for download at http://www.mspcenterplus.com/download.html. Pricing is $25 per device per year, which includes all features and benefits described above, with a minimum order of at least 100 devices.
ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise IT management software. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 30,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of AdventNet, Inc. For more information, please visit www.manageengine.com.
Weber Shandwick, for ManageEngine