In a Press Release this morning from LPI they announced full support and compatibility with regards to Managed Workplace’s ability to provide remote monitoring and management (RMM) of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 and soon full RMM for EBS 2008.
As far as I’m aware N-Able and Kaseya have nothing ready for SBS and EBS 2008 and Zenith is still using a tweaked version of their Vista agent for 2008 monitoring but has no monitoring “templated” for SBS’s new integrated suite of business services.
Sounds like somebody had thrown down the gauntlet…
Quotes from PR:
Level Platforms Partners can now deploy comprehensive remote monitoring, management and reporting for SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 in minutes by downloading and applying the new integrated suite of Policy Modules. These powerful new Solution Kits are available for both On Premise as well as Hosted versions of the award-winning Managed Workplace software.
The Solution Kit for Microsoft SBS 2008 consists of a set of best practices Policy Modules for comprehensive monitoring and management of virtually every feature found in both the Standard and Premium Editions. In addition to extensive core server monitoring, solution providers benefit from comprehensive performance and reliability monitoring for the SBS 2008’s bundled SharePoint, Exchange, SQL and backup server technologies. New with SBS 2008 is Microsoft’s Forefront security for Exchange and Live OneCare, both now fully managed by Managed Workplace. Solution providers can use Managed Workplace’s policy modules to monitor Exchange security as well as any potential virus or spyware threats on the SBS and client workstations.
For EBS 2008, the Solution Kit consists of additional Policy Modules for Systems Center Essentials (SCE) and Forefront Threat Management Gateway (Forefront TMG) health monitoring and threat detection. As with SBS 2008, both Standard and Premium Editions are supported. Note that with support for Windows 2008 and HyperV, Level Platforms solution providers have a complete 360-degree view of virtual environments required for effective management. Managed Workplace is a perfect—in fact essential—complement to EBS 2008 because it provides the missing real-world management capabilities for desktops, networks, printers, VoIP, environmental control systems. In particular, Managed Workplace now allows managed services providers to offer a competitive managed solution for midsize customers who are seeking ways to reduce costs in the current economic climate.