GFI Cloud™ Simplifies IT for Small and Medium-sized Businesses
Clearwater, Fla. – July 12, 2012 – Today we announced the availability of GFI Cloud, a ground-breaking platform for the delivery of cloud services via a web-based user interface, accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection, at any time. GFI Cloud permits IT administrators within small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to manage their IT systems more easily and efficiently, freeing up time and resources so they can focus on higher value and more critical tasks.
Initially, GFI Cloud will include GFI VIPRE® Business Online™, for delivery of advanced antivirus and anti-malware protection, and GFI Network Server Monitor Online™, giving administrators the ability to monitor the health of their networks and optimize server and workstation configurations to improve performance. In the coming months, GFI LanGuard® technology will be added to the roster of services, helping IT security staff to automate software patching and vulnerability assessment via the same centralized Web portal. Additional services from the GFI Software™ product portfolio will be added in coming months as the company continues its investment in this revolutionary platform.
GFI Cloud gives SMBs with limited IT resources and budget easy access to GFI®’s award-winning solutions via a cloud-based portal that, in 10 minutes or less, let’s them start to manage their whole IT network.
Simplifying IT Management with GFI Cloud
The simplicity of GFI Cloud begins with the one-time installation of an agent that links each machine to the management console via the Web. Once connected, IT administrators log into the easy-to-use GFI Cloud console to manage essential GFI Software services on all workstations and servers intuitively from a single unifying interface. Regardless of location, the lightweight agent connects each machine to the GFI Cloud over the Internet. This enables administrators to manage PCs and laptops used by mobile or home-based employees as easily as those that are within their own sites.
GFI Cloud also gives GFI’s channel partners another delivery model option to offer GFI’s award-winning technology solutions to their customers.
Research Data Shows Small Businesses Lack Confidence in Network Security
GFI also released the results of an independent blind survey today that indicates small businesses are uneasy about their network security and performance. More than half of the 200 small business IT administrators surveyed would not bet their own money that all of the machines and devices their business owns and employees use are free of malware (51%) or that all are operating at peak efficiency and will not fail (59%). The survey also found that nearly half (48%) of IT admins report that they do not have the capability to see which PCs or servers on their network are about to fail.
Have a look what GFI CEO, Walter Scott has to say about this exciting new offering: