News | February 25, 2015

AVG Business Releases VMware ESXi Service Module

Extends capability of AVG Managed Workplace, AVG’s Remote Monitoring & Management platform to provide proactive management of VMware virtualized environments.

AVG Technologies N.V., the online security company for 197 million active users, recently announced the immediate availability of its VMware ESXi service module for the AVG Business Managed Workplace remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform. The new service module is an easy and cost-effective way for partners to extend their ability to manage customers’ virtual networks remotely via the AVG Business Managed Workplace multi-service management console.

Integrating the VMware ESXi service module into AVG Business Managed Workplace gives AVG partners the capability to perform additional, valuable services for their customers, including:

Real-time health checks – at-a-glance views of the health status of host hardware components as well as failure notifications help to greatly simplify monitoring of VMware environments

Early alerting – automatic notification when VMware snapshots exceed pre-set thresholds allows service providers to take pre-emptive action on issues long before the end customer is aware of them

Storage status reports – ready access to the past 7 days’ data store space in granular detail makes it easier to troubleshoot storage issues of what is consuming excessive space on the data store

Routine management functions – such as support for a series of standard activities including remote power on, off, pause of virtual machines; create and manage snapshots; remote access to the host console; as well as the automatic discovery of any existing VMware host and guest devices and flagging them as opportunities to manage more devices in the end customer environment

AVG Business Managed Workplace already delivers virtualization capability through the Microsoft Hyper-V service module. Today’s addition of the VMware service module gives services providers a wider ranging capability in the virtualization space. For example, as they roll out virtualization services to customers, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can use AVG Business Managed Workplace to quickly and easily manage those virtualized architectures. MSPs new to AVG Business Managed Workplace can have the added functionality of the VMware and/or Hyper-V service modules included within their overall subscription.

“We have made it our resolution this year to focus on enhancing our RMM platform for partners managing customer devices, business data and users. With our known security heritage, we are committed to bringing some of those best practices into RMM, including introducing advanced proactive alerting and real-time health checks for virtualized environments,” said Mike Foreman, General Manager, AVG Business at AVG Technologies. “This new early warning system gives partners unprecedented insight into their customers’ VMware installations. Early reporting is an important step in making partners’ lives easier, helping them to take remedial action in timely fashion and with minimal impact on the end customer.”

The AVG Business Managed Workplace VMware service module is available immediately.

About AVG Technologies
AVG is the online security company providing leading software and services to secure devices, data and people. Over 197 million active users, as of December 31, 2014, use AVG´s products and services. AVG’s Consumer portfolio includes internet security, performance optimization, and personal privacy and identity protection for mobile devices and desktops. The AVG Business portfolio – delivered by managed service providers, VARs and resellers – offers IT administration, control and reporting, integrated security, and mobile device management that simplify and protect businesses. For more information, visit

Source: AVG Technologies