NETGEAR, Inc. is announcing the first Insight Managed Security router, Insight Instant VPN Business Router (BR500), to enable small businesses or remote office/branch office (ROBO) installations to offer instant access to their office intranet through a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) from anywhere in the world. This new router is also designed to interconnect up to 3 offices as if they were connected locally, regardless of their geographical location.
Many businesses today have employees working remotely from branch offices or from the road who often require access to company network.
With the new NETGEAR Insight Instant VPN Business Router (BR500), the first secure business router managed by NETGEAR Insight, these remote employees will be able to access data residing on their office network with a single touch on their smartphone screen or a click on their laptop. NETGEAR Insight Instant VPN Business Router also makes it easier to connect multiple offices for employees to share IT resources such as fileservers, network-attached storage or other business critical assets. Employees experience access to the local business network as if they are in the office.
The NETGEAR Insight Instant VPN Business Router is designed specifically to enable businesses to instantly protect their networks with a secure VPN and firewall rapidly and cost-effectively through the Insight Cloud Portal or mobile app. The Insight Instant VPN Business Router (BR500) comes with easy setup, one-step Instant VPN, and anywhere remote/cloud monitoring and management. The Insight Cloud, offers full monitoring of all your security features, remote management of your router, as well as giving real-time VPN connection and security updates of connected devices.
“Today’s VPN solutions can be lengthy and tedious to configure, making it difficult to implement in businesses without IT expertise,” said Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management for SMB products at NETGEAR. “NETGEAR Business is leveraging the intuitive simplicity of the Insight Management solution to implement the industry’s easiest VPN set up. With one simple step, businesses can now feel confident that their employees have secure access to the tools and files they need when required no matter where they are.”
The Insight Instant VPN Business Router (BR500) is fully managed and can be monitored through NETGEAR Insight remotely.
NETGEAR Insight provides:
The NETGEAR Insight Instant VPN Business Router includes:
All NETGEAR Insight Managed products are fully integrated and cloud-manageable devices, requiring no additional hardware to connect directly to the Insight cloud and can be managed remotely.
NETGEAR Insight is available as either a free app for iOS and Android mobile devices or as a web portal accessible from any internet-connected web browser. The new Insight Cloud web portal offers the advantage of a larger display screen, ideal for configuring larger port-count switches such as the new 28/52-port Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches.
The NETGEAR Insight management solution has two subscription plans for users: Insight Basic for the Insight app only (priced from NZD$4.99 per device/annum), and Insight Premium (priced from NZD$9.99 per device/annum) for the Insight app, the Insight cloud web portal, and certain advanced features.
There is also a subscription plan for resellers and managed service providers: Insight Pro. Value Added Resellers and Managed Service Providers today have more clients in dispersed geographies than ever. With the Insight Instant VPN and Insight Management, they can remotely manage and monitor their clients’ security and VPN access and deploy multiple locations all within a single interface. Information about Insight Pro can be obtained through local NETGEAR sales representatives or distributors.