Remotely Install Software Over Network
For a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or an IT professional, the thought of remotely installing software over a managed network or providing an employee with a properly configured new device can be daunting. Installing new software requires determining the distribution point, creating a group policy, assigning the package, delivering the package securely and meeting the deadline.
The preparation of a new employee device is time consuming and involves a long list of items to install. Introducing new devices to your customer’s environment also involves training and lots of user questions. All the while, you must continue day-to-day administrative duties and ensure your customer’s network and devices are secure without a break in business continuity.
Luckily, SolarWinds Remote Monitoring & Management from SolarWinds MSP (formerly LOGICnow) allows MSPs and IT administrators to install, upgrade and maintain software on networks and devices from a remote location and enjoy an efficient, easy to navigate dashboard while doing so.
Remote Network Access With a Single Dashboard
SolarWinds MSP gives MSPs an efficient way to keep their policies, monitoring and control systems up to date, all while using a single dashboard view to access their customer’s entire network. This can help every MSP more efficiently handle the potential pitfalls common to any network, especially during a remote software installation.
According to Computer Weekly, “Virtually all businesses are negatively affected by network complexity limiting their deployment options, with productivity, document management and mobile security strategies all areas badly affected by this factor.”
Your customers need a simpler way to run multiple operating systems and applications and store sensitive data assets over a shared network, all while running antivirus updates, software installations and other daily network tasks. You need data-driven insights that help you prevent network issues before they occur.
With SolarWinds MSP'S remote management software, you have the ability to manage software installation, network access and usage issues and implement a layered security approach that protects your customers’ sensitive data and vulnerabilities. All of this gives you a way to save you and your customers time and money.
Advantages of Remote Software Installation With SolarWinds MSP
With the advantages of having your network’s real-time data assets and having that data on one dashboard, the choice of automating or using on-demand remote software installation can be a reality. By using SolarWinds MSP to implement a small piece rollout, MSPs have the ability to manage installations to fit their customer’s needs. This means not having to give up devices and — most importantly — no interruptions for the customer.
Key software installation tasks such as assigning the software package and distributing the package can be automated. The rollout can be performed in real time or on a schedule, and MSP RMM from SolarWinds MSP has the versatility to install software on any OS within the network, with multiple layers of security already built in.
There are several more advantages of remote network management from SolarWinds MSP:
- Cloud-based solution
- Versatility to remotely install software on any operating system, such as Windows, Linux or OS X
- Patches can also be remotely installed and managed
- Customers have access to a fully integrated service desk
- Immediate device recognition using Active Discovery Feature
- Bitdefender antivirus solution ensures the safety of any newly installed software
- Software assets such as licenses, expiration dates and upgrade needs can all be viewed, tracked and managed on the SolarWinds MSP dashboard
- Quick onboarding and set up for new users
- No downtime or interruptions for your customers during routine network maintenance
- Built-in help for customer use
- Ease of tracking and deploying network patches
Set Yourself Apart as an MSP With SolarWinds MSP
In order to provide the best IT services, an MSP must have accurate data. LOGICcards are part of the remote management solution from SolarWinds MSP that offer three levels of analytics to assist you and your customer in making informed IT decisions. You will be able to obtain an accurate and real-time description of your customer’s IT environment. Based on this data, you can provide a deeper level of analysis of potential upcoming problems within a network and provide proactive solutions to those impending problems.
These data-driven insights can set you apart as an MSP offering best-in-class security. In today’s world of sophisticated data security threats and increasingly common data breaches, a customer is no longer safe using only one layer of security. A mature layered security solution is required.
According to Bloomberg.com news, “In this new era, the simplest attacks can be most effective, especially when cyber-criminals can automate such techniques en masse. It means companies have to move much more quickly — and deploy faster-moving detection techniques, using big data and even artificial intelligence — to keep up.”
MSP RMM from SolarWinds MSP also allows for custom scripting and task automating. These custom automated tasks can save your clients valuable time and network resources. MSP RMM also features the ability to perform bulk actions across network devices, such as remotely installing software over the network. You’ll be able to remotely install your client’s software updates must faster and more efficiently than any other competitor!
Find out for yourself how MSP RMM from SolarWinds MSP will set you apart as an MSP, giving you the capability to remotely install software over your customer’s network while also providing them with the best in data security.
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About SolarWinds MSP
SolarWinds MSP delivers the only 100% SaaS, fully cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) platform, backed by collective intelligence and the highest levels of layered security. SolarWinds MSP's products — including Risk Intelligence, Remote Management, Backup, Mail Assure and Service Desk — comprise the market’s most widely trusted integrated solution.
Deployed on millions of endpoints across hundreds of thousands of networks, the platform has the industry vision to define and deliver the future of the market. SolarWinds MSP provides the most comprehensive IT security available as well as LOGICcards, the first ever IT notification feature powered by prescriptive analytics and machine learning.
SolarWinds MSP's passion is helping IT professionals secure and manage their systems and data through actionable insights, rewriting the rules of IT. For more information, contact us.
Computer Weekly: www.computerweekly.com/news/Network-downtime-more-costly-than-previously-thought