Pertino rolls out cloud-based network app store for SMBs
Networking startup Pertino unveiled AppScape, a cloud-based app store delivering network services optimized for the small-to-medium business segment.
Pertino's Cloud Network Services initiative aims to "unbox" networking for SMBs by replacing traditional network services with apps that run on cloud networks. AppScape, part of a redesigned cloud management console, enables IT staffers to monitor and manage users, devices, policies, services and activities across their Pertino networks.
Customers can purchase and activate network services at a cost of a few dollars per month. Because all AppScape services are user-based, they automatically follow Pertino network users wherever they travel and span across multiple devices, Pertino explained.
Pertino is launching AppScape with GeoView, a real-time network mapping solution available free to customers. Additional Pertino and third-party apps will go live in early 2014, targeting network visibility, security, optimization and other demands.
Pertino is also launching a new all-in-one cloud network solution for devices running Google's Android mobile operating system. The Pertino for Android app integrates the firm's cloud network VPN with remote desktop protocol and file browser services to provide a LAN-like experience delivering secure remote access to applications and files.
Pertino for Android is currently in private beta. General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2014.
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