AVG Launches Managed Workplace 10: MSP Comeback?
AVG Technologies has launched Managed Workplace 10, an upgrade to the company's RMM (remote monitoring and management) platform for MSPs. In addition to the software upgrade, another interesting trend has emerged: AVG seems ready to speak more frequently about its MSP partner efforts and SMB channel strategy. Managed Workplace 10 includes a "simplified service delivery platform that helps MSPs align SLAs with their service delivery models and get the onboarding process down to a few simple clicks," according to a spokesperson for AVG. "Additionally, it provides core RMM capabilities integrated with the service models that MSPs use to deliver security services." You can find more product details are here. Frequent ChannelE2E readers know I'm not exactly a bits-and-bytes, speeds-and-feeds guy. Generally speaking, I'll defer to MSP opinions about the software platform. Still, I do want to hear and learn about AVG's progress with Managed Workplace -- and I'm curious about the company's overall channel strategy. Toward that end, Senior Product Manager Ryan Vallee and I hope to connect in the next week or so (though my travel schedule is complicating the process). Vallee, by the way, is a SolarWinds N-able veteran who joined AVG in August 2014.