Newsletter | January 4, 2013

01.04.13 -- RMM (Remote Monitoring And Management) Product Reviews

Business Solutions
Product Review: RMM — Remote
Monitoring And Management Software

By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor Because of the growing interest in the managed services business model, we kicked off our testing with RMM software. Remote Technology Management (RTM), an MSP based in the Boston area and headed up by CEO Eric Brown, performed the testing over a four-week period. Brown, along with his team of technology consultants, tested seven RMM tools and shared feedback on the highlights and lowlights of each one.
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Continuum Product Review
My overall assessment of this product is that it is a comprehensive solution especially suited for small to medium-size MSPs. Besides a valuable NOC combined with solid RMM software, I got the feeling that Continuum really has the success of your business in mind. Read more.

GFI MAX Product Review
GFI offered the fastest onboarding time of any vendor (2 hours). For a VAR/MSP that already understands RMM software, this is a nice convenience. Read more.

Kaseya Product Review
Because we had several instances where it took more than two minutes to connect to a remote end point and several instances where the connection failed altogether, we would not feel comfortable using this product. Read more.

LabTech Product Review
Fast install. Management console to agent communication was fast. Commands executed from the management console were reflected on the agent almost instantly. Client Management, Data Entry, and Information Storage were really good. The ability to quickly reference a service or device passwords for all admins to see was also very useful. The network discovery worked really well. Read more.

Level Platforms Product Review
Level Platforms has the most thorough onboarding process, which is a must-have if you're just getting into RMM. They spent 1.5 hrs. walking us through the server set up process and an additional 3.5 hours with the rest of the onboarding process. Unlike some vendors that assign you an account rep, Level Platforms assigns a client engagement manager that even helps you find new prospects. Read more.

N-able Product Review
N-Able can most definitely be a valuable asset to the MSP that has the need and can take advantage of all the additional features they offer. Overall, I found them lacking in the customer service department, as several of my attempts to contact them went unanswered. Their web interface was extremely easy to use, as were most of their feature products and tools, as I almost never had to watch a tutorial to figure out a setup or use a feature. Read more.

PacketTrap Product Review
Quest, which was acquired by Dell in September 2012, partners with Live Virtual Help Desk ( to offer NOC services, which are based in India. Currently, an on-premise server is required for the VAR/MSP, but an on-premise server is optional at the client's site. Read more.

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