Cisco Launches OnPlus Network Monitoring for MSPsBy Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2011-12-14 Email Print
Cisco OnPlus service gives managed service providers a way to provide network assessment, management and advisory services to SMB customers.
Cisco is targeting managed service providers with a new offering called OnPlus, giving IT solution providers a way to provide network assessment, management and advisory services to SMB customers.
Cisco said it is working to integrate the service with RMM platforms that MSPs already use.
"By enabling value added resellers (VARs) to quickly create or expand their managed services practice, OnPlus helps to evolve the customer relationship from reactive and tactical, to more proactive and strategic," Cisco said in a prepared statement.
The Cisco OnPlus Service is offered at a list price of $250, which includes a three-year subscription to the OnPlus Service and an OnPlus Network Agent appliance. A separate appliance and subscription service is required for each network being managed. The service is available through distribution to North American resellers now with expansion planned in other countries.
Cisco says a special introductory offer is available to VARs who want to try the service, and that they can contact their sales rep for more details.
Here’s how it works. To monitor a customer network, VARs plug the OnPlus Network Agent appliance into a switch or router on their customer’s network. The OnPlus Agent then transmits information about the customer’s network to a secure data center for access by the VAR. OnPlus performs discovery and monitoring of anything with an IP address, regardless of the manufacturer. It also enables remote connectivity to manageable network devices to enable troubleshooting and configuration, Cisco said.
Cisco is offering free native applications for Apple and Android mobile devices, available in their respective stores/markets.