N-central for IT Professionals Complete, integrated toolset to automate your corporate IT services

n-central for it professionals


Overview

The affordable N-central network and systems management software sets the standard for delivering internal IT services remotely and cost-effectively to a broad range of network devices and end-users, whether they're a floor away or in multiple sites around the globe. Deployed by thousands of IT service organizations worldwide to monitor and manage hundreds of thousands of networked devices, N-central is a complete, integrated network monitoring and remote systems management toolset to automate your services – and it's now faster, more powerful and flexible with the release of version 7.0!

  • Use the power of N-central for remote network monitoring and systems management of your network and systems on a single dashboard, from wherever you are in the world.
  • Use the speed of N-central to auto-discover complete network infrastructure in minutes and connect to end-user devices in seconds for lightning-fast remote control.
  • Use the flexibility of N-central for remote network monitoring of more types of devices, services and operating systems from more vendors, with greater scalability than any other solution in its class.

There are two ways to buy N-central – as on-premise software or as a hosted subscription-based service.

Support

Services

Your N-central software is constantly monitoring remote devices and, as a result, is mission-critical to your organization. N-able understands the importance you attach to your N-central software, and our Technical Support team is here to help you keep it running at optimal levels.

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N-able Services give IT Professionals the technical and product capabilities to derive the greatest possible value from N-able’s network monitoring and remote management solutions. Our services help to drive efficiencies by empowering your organization to do more with less.

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Features

The N-central remote monitoring and management solution gives IT departments in midsize businesses the industry’s most powerful and affordable solution for automating tasks, improving productivity and proactively delivering measurable high-value IT service.

Available as on-premise software or as a hosted subscription-based service, N-central provides the complete, integrated toolset for delivering a full range of IT services remotely across a distributed infrastructure – all managed from a single console. Use it to:

  • Replace your existing point solutions with one cohesive platform
  • Quickly and easily automate services
  • Manage your branch offices and remote users
  • Take charge of the entire IT infrastructure, and make your IT department more strategic and proactive

Its feature set provides comprehensive capabilities that IT departments require in order to offer a full range of proactive services – from 24x7 remote monitoring and management to ultra-fast remote control to endpoint security and reporting.

Consolidate and/or replace your existing point solutions into a single coherent RMM solution. Quickly and easily automate services, manage your branch offices and remote users and take charge of the entire IT infrastructure, and become a more strategic and proactive IT department. Use new Free Essential licenses and Free enterprise-class AV (for one year with Endpoint Security Manager) to build credibility with management and build an internal case for moving more rapidly to a fully-integrated RMM platform.

With the freemium model and free endpoint security introduced in version 7.0, N-central removes financial barriers to remotely managing and protecting all devices on your network.

N-central is the ultimate full-featured remote monitoring and management platform, giving you the power to quickly and easily automate services, manage your branch offices and remote users.

N-central Capabilities

  • Manage multiple networks and sites from a single interface
  • Monitor every desktop, server and network device
  • Control any device anytime, anywhere
  • Report to speed troubleshooting and demonstrate value
  • Protect all network endpoints with enterprise-class security for FREE New!
  • Automate more tasks with automated self-healing New!
  • Support Windows 7 devices New!

N-able Services give IT departments the technical and product capabilities to derive the greatest possible value from our remote monitoring and management solutions. Core elements in the program are: Technical e-Training Essentials, Instructor-Led Product Training, Product Certification, Professional Services and the N-able Resource Center.

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Advantages

The N-central remote monitoring and management platform provides IT departments in midsize businesses a full-featured toolset to deliver the most complete service remotely to their end-users, for the least expense – and report on those services with unprecedented detail. N-central sets the standard with best-in-class monitoring and industry-leading management and reporting. Key advantages include:

  • New! Freemium model
    Use free Essential licenses to remotely manage more devices without incurring additional costs.
  • New! Self-healing automation
    Let N-central automatically resolve issues on remote devices, so that technicians don't have to.
  • New! Free endpoint security
    Protect IT infrastructure with integrated anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-malware, personal firewall and host intrusion prevention for Windows desktops, laptops and servers – all fully integrated with N-central and all free for one full year.
  • A Single Integrated Solution
    Replace your existing point solutions with one cohesive platform managed from a single console.
  • Breadth and scalability
    Monitor more devices, more services and more operating systems, from more vendors, with greater scalability.
  • Monitoring with Agents and Probes
    N-central allows you to provide monitoring using local agents or network-based probes. This gives you unparalleled flexibility to address diverse monitoring requirements for everything from laptops and other mobile devices to network devices such as switches, routers and printers.
  • Automated deployment
    N-central's industry-leading automated configuration process eliminates manual steps and allows you to deploy monitoring in minutes.
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  • Ease of use
    Clean, intuitive interface makes it quick to grasp and use, minimizing training.
  • Complete toolset for the IT professional
    One suite of integrated tools, including reporting, that cover every facet of remote monitoring and management, allowing you to take charge of the entire IT infrastructure, quickly and easily automate services and manage your branch offices and remote users.
  • Manage more devices
    Multi-platform support means you can remotely control any device from any Java-compatible system.
  • No end-user interruption
    Using N-central's unattended remote control tool, all interactions with a desktop can occur in the background, without the end-user being interrupted from their work.
  • Powerful reporting
    Support daily operations, troubleshooting and capacity planning with a single reporting solution.

Requirements

N-able Technologies provides two tiers of hardware support for on-premise N-central software – certified systems and compatible systems. The certified systems have been tested by N-able to ensure software compatibility as well as software performance. The compatible systems are supported for software installation and operation but have not been tested for performance and scalability. The system requirements are shown below.

You can also download the system requirements PDF.

N-central On-Premise Software Certified Hardware

HP DL-360 G6

DL-360 Base G6 Server Intel Xeon 55xx or better processor

HP DL360G6 SLIMLINE 12.7MM SATA DVD OPTICAL DRIVE (532066-B21)

HP RAID Controller Battery 650 MAH P-SERIES (462969-B21)

DL360G6 PCIX RISER KIT (518824-B21)

Dell R710

Dell PowerEdge R710 with Xeon 55xx Series Processor or better

PERC 6/i SAS Raid Controller

CD-ROM or DVD Drive

Intel Server System SR2500ALLXR

SR2500 Chassis with S5000PALR and Active Backplane (SR2500ALLXR)

512MB 667MHz Reg ECC DDR2 RAID Cache (AXXMINIDIMM512)

Intel RAID Controller Activation Key (AXXRAK18E)

Intel RAID Controller Battery Backup Unit (AXXRSBBU3)

Intel DVD/CDRW (AXXDVDCDR)

IBM x3550

IBM x3550, configured with 1 Xeon 51xx or better processor and 3.5" disks (7978-xxx)

IBM ServeRAID-8k SAS Controller (25R8064)

PCI-X Riser Card (32R2816)

Redundant Power Supply Kit (optional) (32R2815)

Note: US Robotics Performance Pro modem (USR5610C) is required in any system where you plan to use SMS or Pager Notifications.

Up to 2,500 Managed Devices*

Up to 5,000 Managed Devices*

1 x Xeon Processor

2 x Xeon Processor

6 GB RAM

8 GB RAM

2 x 146 GB SAS Hard Disk Drives**

300+ GB Hard Disk Drive***

N-central Compatible Hardware

Base Configuration

  • Processor: Intel Xeon 53xx/55xx or better
  • Network Card: 100Mb/s or better
  • Modem: US Robotics USR5610C or a serial modem is required to use paging or SMS notification features
  • OS: System must be certified to run RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 (x86) by RedHat or the hardware vendor

Up to 2,500 Managed Devices*

Up to 5,000 Managed Devices*

1 x Xeon Processor

2 x Xeon Processor

6 GB RAM

8 GB RAM

2 x 146 GB SAS Hard Disk Drives**

300+ GB Hard Disk Drive***

More than 5,000 Managed Devices

Contact N-able for support information.


* These configurations are recommendations based on average field experience. Actual scalability will vary depending on hardware performance, system configuration and environmental variances.

** N-able recommends that two hard drives be placed in a RAID 1 to improve redundancy.

*** N-able recommends that two or more hard drives be placed in a RAID to improve redundancy. RAID 1+0 is preferred, but RAID 5 is supported.

Note: If RAID configurations are used, please refer to the
N-central Installation and Configuration Manual for recommended settings.

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In an extensive review, CRN magazine rated N-central the #1 IT automation and managed services software. Now you can see the features that convinced CRN's Test Center engineers that N-central is the best remote monitoring and management solution available. Simply choose to view either a Live Demo or Recorded Demo of N-central. Each demo provides a comprehensive overview of N-central's key features.

 

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