Zyxel’s Plus licence for Nebula cloud management is ideal for administrators who want some additional visibility and control, as Kevin Drinkall, EMEA Cloud Market Development Manager at Zyxel, explains.
As you may know, we provide the Base version of Nebula, our cloud management platform, free of change with many of our switches, wireless access points, and security appliances.
This version of Nebula will allow you to set-up and monitor and manage devices remotely. It will give you access to monitoring and logs, plus simple reports on activity over the past 24 hours. For most smaller networks, it provides a perfectly adequate level of management and control.
But for slightly bigger networks, administrators might want the added capabilities that come with the Nebula Plus licence. This gives you network topology mapping, enabling you can see exactly what devices are on the network and how they are connected.
You also get email alerts and notifications, which means that whenever something potentially significant happens, you know about it right away. With the Plus licence you also get automated reporting, and you can view up to seven days of historical data.
These are useful additions for administrators or network managers who need to keep right on top of performance and ensure that users receive the level of service they need. A Nebula Plus licence will also give you a good idea of just how beneficial it would be to upgrade to Nebula Pro, which gives you access to even more advanced capabilities, before making that commitment.
Whichever licence option you choose, you can be sure that Nebula will be a really useful addition to your network management toolkit and deliver tremendous value for your business. If you want to learn more about the different levels of Nebula licences and the benefits they offer, please get in contact with your nearest Zyxel office or your local Zyxel authorised partner.