Zyxel – a global leader in broadband networking technology, has today launched Nebula – a fully cloud-based solution to centrally manage all Nebula wireless, switch, and security devices. Nebula will be enabling organizations to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot multiple networks remotely, dramatically increasing staff productivity, and business flexibility.
Now office infrastructure and apps all moving to the cloud and Nebula gives resellers and end-users the opportunity to adopt the same infrastructure with their wireless and wired network, along with a simple license model. They will no longer needed to worry about complicated product pricing or upgrades, and short product lifecycles, lack of technical expertise or hidden consultancy costs typically associated with wireless deployments and networking.
Businesses with several satellite sites, including but not limited to hotels, chain stores, and those with multiple offices often find the management of multiple networks challenging due to limited IT staff and limited technical expertise spread thinly across venues. Nebula further enables customers to view and manage their entire network across multiple sites, in one secure online platform, or hand over control to their reseller partner.
Being totally cloud based, Nebula will also allow any size reseller to mass manage multiple sites on-demand and comprehensively replicate multi-site configurations. The flexible licensing model will enable resellers to move to a managed service provider (MSP) model, along with a concentration on continuous delivery of service instead of a one-off set up fee. The reseller is also aware of everything happening on the customer’s network, also before they need to know, ensuring business continuity in the event of any network issues and quick troubleshooting and support.
The Nebula platform is managed through the Nebula Control Centre, which is a single pane of glass providing real-time metrics in an intuitive browser-based dashboard. Users will be monitoring and managing metrics including device status, traffic summary, location and network usage in real-time, which allows the rapid discovery and also repair of issues affecting the network.
Nebula devices will be set up quickly using the iOS and Android Nebula Mobile App, which uses QR codes to automatically register units, which allows them to be auto-discovered by the cloud. This removes the need for technical engineers to be there on-site while the hardware is deployed, which significantly reduces the costly manpower required in traditional set ups.
The Nebula portfolio comprises of cloud managed access points (NAP), the cloud managed security gateway (NSG) and cloud managed switches (NSW).