SOURCE: N-able Technologies
OTTAWA--(Marketwire - Sep 18, 2012) - N-able Technologies®, the global leader in remote monitoring and management (RMM) and service automation software for managed service providers (MSPs) and IT departments, today announced its N-central 9.0 platform has been recognized by 1105 Redmond Media Group's Redmond magazine as one of the IT industry's top-performing solutions, earning the title of "Most Valuable Product" (MVP) and receiving an overall score of 9.6 on a scale of 10.
Published in the September 2012 issue of Redmond magazine, the hands-on, technical review was conducted by Brien Posey, an accomplished seven-time Microsoft MVP with more than two decades of IT experience as CIO for a national chain of healthcare and hospitals facilities, as well as a trusted network administrator for the U.S. Department of Defense and some of the country's largest insurance companies.
After careful review, Posey awarded N-able's N-central with three perfect 10s for administration, installation and documentation. N-able scored 9 out of 10 when it came down to N-central's robust feature set and unmatched ease of use, bringing the innovator's overall score to 9.6.
"The Redmond Most Valuable Product designation is awarded to products that earn a review rating of 9.0 or higher in all five areas of consideration -- administration, installation, documentation, features and ease-of-use," says Jeffrey Schwartz, executive editor, Redmond magazine. "It's a tall order and we're pleased to congratulate N-able and recognize N-central as an MVP."
N-central Quickly Automates MSP Service Delivery; Creates More Business Value
N-able's N-central 9.0 addresses one of the most time-consuming tasks network administrators face -- mundane systems management -- explains Posey. With a console that easily and accurately automates common management procedures via a single pane of glass, N-central makes it simple for MSPs to effectively "monitor and maintain a customers' client systems, but is also suited for large, multisite enterprises."
Posey was also notably impressed with N-central's Automation Manager and Remote Control Manager. "N-able's Automation Manager comes with hundreds of preconfigured objects that IT pros can use to create workflows that automatically diagnose, maintain and remediate remote devices based on scripted policies," says Posey. It's clear that N-able created these automation objects so "less-experienced administrators could create workflows without having to code these tasks."
Featuring world-class, fully integrated connectivity tools, N-able's Remote Control Manager | Unattended and Remote Control Manager | Attended also caught Posey's attention. Introduced as part of N-central 9.0, the new feature set allows MSPs to remotely access and control attended and unattended devices through NTRglobal's cloud-based agentless technology, providing an ideal solution for both reactive and proactive customers. The enhanced Remote Control Manager comes with state-of-the art centralized management console, in addition to fully integrated backup and recovery, endpoint security, antispam, audit, NetFlow, GPO and policy management tools.
"Most network-management products are designed to monitor and troubleshoot a single network. N-central allows for the management of multiple networks or network sites," says Posey, who also gave high marks to N-central 9.0 for its strengths in areas such as reporting, file transfer and ease of installation and configuration.
"Receiving the MVP award from Redmond magazine further demonstrates that N-able's N-central 9.0 platform is delivering groundbreaking new approaches that quickly automate MSP service delivery and provide MSPs worldwide with the industry's best and most advanced remote control of client systems, devices and networks," says Robert Grapes, director of product marketing, N-able Technologies.
"This is a another strong endorsement that N-central 9.0 is a superior RMM technology platform that delivers on its promise and brings additional business value to the MSP, as well as the end-user," says JP Jauvin, president and COO, N-able Technologies. "In a matter of two months, we have seen more than 1,600 N-able MSP partners flawlessly upgrade to the new platform and enabled hundreds of MSPs to make the switch from other RMM solutions to N-central."
To read Redmond magazine's thorough review of N-able's N-central 9.0, click here.
N-able's N-central 9.0 platform is now available to new and existing partners. For a limited time, N-able is offering a new freemium incentive -- featuring up to 5,000 Essential Licenses and 5,000 Automation Manager Professional Licenses -- to partners who upgrade to N-central 9.0.
Additional information on N-central 9.0, including a comprehensive third-party review and partner testimonials, can be found at www.n-able.com/ncentral9.
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About N-able Technologies
N-able is the leading global provider of complete IT management and Automation solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). N-able's award-winning N-central® is the industry's #1 RMM and MSP Service Automation Platform. N-able has a proven track record of helping MSPs standardize and automate the setup and delivery of IT services in order to achieve true scalability. N-central is backed by the most comprehensive business enablement support services available today and the industry's only Freemium licensing model. Thousands of MSPs use N-able solutions to deliver scalable, flexible, profitable managed services to over 70,000 SMBs worldwide. With offices in North America, the U.K., the Netherlands and Australia, N-able is 100% channel-friendly and maintains strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Intel, IBM, CA, Cisco and Apple among others. www.n-able.com