ManageEngine Launches PC Lifecycle Management Solution for Managed Service Providers

AUSTIN, TX, December 15, 2010 Businesses looking to decrease the expense of managing desktops, estimated by Gartner at between $7000-$13000 per workstation annually, often look to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) for help. With that market dynamic in mind, ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost-effective network, systems, security and applications management solutions, today announced the launch of Desktop Central MSP, a solution allowing managed service providers to quickly and easily provide remote desktop management.

Based on the proven, successful technology found in ManageEngine Desktop Central, a traditional installed application, Desktop Central MSP features integrated desktop management capabilities, including software distribution, patch management, asset management and remote control, as well as configuration and system tools.

The broad range of features enables service providers to effectively manage all Windows-based desktops, laptops and servers in their customers’ networks.

The ManageEngine solution is agent-based and allows for managing remote computers in either of two ways: directly from the Desktop Central MSP central server or through a distribution server which sits at each of the client locations.

"The MSP market is a growing one and the launch of Desktop Central MSP will help new and established providers to quickly begin managing multiple customers' desktops and servers effectively," said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product management, ManageEngine. "The scalable architecture, which is suitable for mid-size as well as large MSPs, enables effective management of up to 10,000 computers."

Desktop Central MSP is the latest in a family of ManageEngine solutions designed specifically for managed service providers. Other offerings in the portfolio include:

  1. ServiceDesk Plus MSP – a web-based, ITIL ready, help desk solution with integrated asset management module.
  2. IT360 – an integrated management solution designed to monitor and manage the IT infrastructure of small, mid-size and large enterprises.
  3. MSP Center Lite - an agent based remote network and systems management software solution.

Pricing and Availability

ManageEngine Desktop Central MSP is available for download for Microsoft Windows. Pricing starts at $795 for 50 computers under a single license. A free, 30-day, fully-functional trial edition is available on the Web site.

For more information, please visit the product web page at

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine is the leading provider of low–cost enterprise IT management software and the only one making the 90-10 promise – to provide 90 percent of the capabilities offered by the Big 4 at just 10 percent of the price. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 40,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes use ManageEngine to take care of their IT management needs cost effectively. ManageEngine is a division of ZOHO Corporation. For more information, please visit

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