AVG has taken the wraps off a managed service cloud offering that should provide its reseller partners selling into the SME sector with a method of protecting customers on a pay-as-you-go basis.
The vendor's CloudCare platform has been tested by resellers and managed service providers in the run up to launch and got the thumbs up from those at the coal face and is now being made available to other partners in the UK, Ireland and the US.
The technology is free for the channel to use as tool to manage anti virus and content filtering services across a number of customers. AVG has already indicated that there are plans to add to the platform in the future with services including data backup.
The target market is the SME market, which not only doesn't have the skills in-house to keep on top of security, but also should find the pay-as-you-go financial model more attractive.
“Small business owners already have enough to think about without having to deal with complicated IT administration. Now, AVG CloudCare allows them - through their preferred IT provider - to have managed, pay-as-you-go IT services so they can fully concentrate on their businesses, knowing their IT is in good hands," said JR Smith, CEO at AVG Technologies.