AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO – October 23, 2014 - AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company™ for 182 million active users, today gave partners attending its Cloud Summit in Arizona a first-look preview of key new features in AVG Managed Workplace®9.0, its open eco-system Remote Management & Monitoring (RMM) tool for IT resellers and managed services providers (MSPs).
Following continued close consultation with its partner-base, AVG is unveiling a number of significant technical refinements to its RMM platform that will enable MSPs to deliver an even more tightly integrated range of streamlined services through the same integrated management console.
Key advances among the new integration features and benefits for MSPs of the enhanced AVG Managed Workplace RMM platform are:
- Increased automation – extends automation best practices in a scalable, repeatable manner to transform an MSP’s service delivery, thereby reducing the cost of creating and maintaining secure compliant devices
- Enhanced reporting and alerting – refinements in automated, real-time alerting increase quality and breadth of data available to enable a fast, focused response to help remediate issues before they have a chance to escalate, helping to save time and money.
- Boosted patch management - increases in efficiency of patch scheduling ability help proactively close the gap between patch availability and patch application, reducing vulnerabilities on individual devices and avoiding costs.
“Recent industry events like Shellshock and Gameover Zeus have shown businesses that it is still best to leave your IT in the hands of experts,” said Mike Foreman, General Manager, SMB, AVG Technologies. “Incorporating the constructive feedback from our partners, combined with a set of technical enhancements to our RMM platform provides our partners with enhanced levels of protection and control that will let their customers sleep at night.”
AVG’s business security portfolio is supported by a worldwide network of more than 10,000 partners. Its pedigree in this area makes it ideally positioned to help smaller IT companies and MSPs harness low cost, cloud-based tools so they can transition into fully-fledged managed services businesses.
In October 2012 AVG introduced AVG CloudCare™, a cloud-based administration platform offering resellers a new way to implement and manage services such as antivirus, content filtering, online backup and email security services for their business customers. In June 2013 it added AVG Managed Workplace, an open eco-system Remote Management & Monitoring (RMM) tool. AVG‘s vision is to make the lives of MSPs and their business customers as easy as possible, regardless of whether staff are in the office, at home, or on the road.
AVG Managed Workplace 9.0 is scheduled for general availability from November 2014.
About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)
AVG is the online security company providing leading software and services to secure devices, data and people. AVG has over 182 million active users, as of June 30, 2014, using AVG’s products and services including Internet security, performance optimization, and personal privacy and identity protection. By choosing AVG’s products, users become part of a trusted global community that engages directly with AVG to provide feedback and offer mutual support to other customers.