NETGEAR has announced a cloud-based IT management service.
Business Central is a secure, cloud-based IT service platform designed to provide SMBs with an "affordable" way to establish, provision and manage key IT networking services and network devices.
The first service is the Business Central Wireless Manager for centrally managing distributed wireless networks. The service can manage single or multiple NETGEAR ProSAFE WiFi access points per site, or "hundreds or thousands" of access points across multiple sites.
Business Central Wireless Manager operates via standard web browsers. Functions include managing wireless SSIDs, configuring wireless security settings, controlling free or fee-paying guest and private WiFi access on the network and running bandwidth usage reports.
NETGEAR Business Central Wireless Manager
Supported NETGEAR APs are:
- ProSAFE Wireless-N Dual-Band Concurrent Premium Access Point (WNDAP660)
- ProSAFE Wireless-N Dual Band Concurrent Access Point (WNDAP360)
- ProSAFE Wireless-N Dual Band Concurrent Access Point (WNDAP350)
- ProSAFE Wireless-N Single Band Access Point (WNAP320)
- ProSAFE Wireless-N Single Band Access Point (WNAP210v2)
NETGEAR Business Central Wireless Manager is available now and includes an introductory 90-day free service trial for VARs and their customers. US MSRPs for license packages are:
1 Access Point for 12 months (WM1AP1YL-10000S) = $99 USD
1 Access Point for 36 months (WM1AP3YL-10000S) = $223 USD
10 Access Points for 12 months (WM10AP1YL-10000S) = $990 USD
10 Access Points for 36 months (WM10AP3YL-10000S) = $2,228 USD
50 Access Points for 12 months (WM50AP1YL-10000S) = $4,950 USD
50 Access Points for 36 months (WM50AP3YL-10000S) = $11,138 USD
Visit the Business Central site for more information.