ControlNow Cloud’s single web-based console simplifies IT network management with Web Protection, Monitoring, Antivirus and Patch Management services.
ControlNow Cloud™ gives IT admins control of their company’s IT in minutes with patch management, web protection, antivirus, workstation and server monitoring, asset tracking, and remote control in one simple, web-based platform.
ControlNow’s on-premise software has built a solid reputation for being powerful yet simple to use and includes web and mail security, archiving, fax, networking and security software.
Now, they’ve added to their compelling IT management range with a suite of cloud-based software tools so you can get just about everything from one source – ensuring it all works seamlessly together.
As long as you have Internet access, you can manage your entire network through ControlNow Cloud from your web browser. Anytime, anywhere, you can check the status of your network and take corrective actions when necessary. Simply monitor, add and update the services you want for each of your computers, without complex licensing or processes.
Why Choose ControlNow Cloud?
With an expanding range of award-winning software services, ControlNow Cloud offers a single integrated platform to provide:
- Patch management – keeping software up-to-date, secure and running at peak performance
- Web protection – gain control of user browsing, and protect your business from legal liability
- Antivirus – securing servers, PCs and laptops on the move against viruses and other malware
- Server and Workstation monitoring – catching problems early, before they impact operations
- FREE inventory and asset tracking – so you always know what is on your network
- Integrated remote support – to quickly fix issues remotely, with TeamViewer®
ControlNow Cloud is a hosted IT management platform which is managed from a secure online management console accessed via an Internet browser. There is no special software required to access it. So wherever you or your devices are, all you need is a regular browser and an internet connection, to access the console and keep your computers secure and running efficiently.
Each monitored computer requires the installation of a lightweight agent that communicates with ControlNow Cloud (its smaller than an average MP3 file – that’s 1 song!) and handles tasks such as monitoring the network, running services and assessing the health and status of each of your computers.
How the agent communicates with the Cloud server
The agent is available for download from the console from any web connection. There are no other agents quite like yours and only your agents can connect to your console. The download is small, the install is quick and painless and in most organizations there is no configuration to do on the machine after the initial installation. The agent regularly communicates with one of ControlNow Cloud’s upload servers over a secure http connection to provide up-to-date information on the health of your devices. The information sent from the agent is aggregated, analyzed and displayed on your web-based console, available from any internet connection through a modern browser.
No open ports and no firewall issues
Every open port is another vector for attack; a way in for the bad guys. ControlNow Cloud does not require you to open any additional ports, because the agent connects to the server and not the other way round; instead the agent pushes content to the server, not the server pulling information from the device. This means standard http(s) ports are used which reduces the configuration work you as an IT admin have to do to a minimum. Using standard http(s) ports means we don’t get blocked by firewalls as we are never intruding. Adding new services is easy – all the work is done for you.
When you turn a service on, which is as easy as clicking a single button, a command is given to the agent the next time it contacts the server; on average it contacts the server every 2.5 minutes. From then on it really is all done for you!
ControlNow Cloud investigates what type of computer you have, and intelligently assigns an appropriate policy for your specific computer type.
Moreover, for Asset Tracking the agent scans your hardware and software. This is then used to automatically configure Monitoring, to set up the checks you need to keep your devices running efficiently. Each check is set with intuitive defaults so that you can be up and running without any hassle and with virtually no configuration required.