HP Inc. is launching a new product to address a growing demand for network administrators and to provide security and reliability for their networks, Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Ritchie said Thursday.
The company has launched its HP Network Administrator Security & Resiliency Solutions, or NARA, to help companies manage networks better, Ritchie told a conference of the North American Industry Classification Association.
He said the NARA will provide a single-click solution that can be used to administer a network or manage IT services from any device, without having to understand the capabilities of each service.
HP is launching the NARAS with three tiers of service.
The first is for small businesses that can’t afford the full suite of services offered by HP’s Enterprise Network Solutions, which is a premium product, Ritchiesaid.
HP said it plans to launch a third tier of NARAs, the Enterprise Network Manager, to provide full-service management.
Ritchiesays HP will launch the NARM in time for the holidays.
HP is not announcing pricing or a date.
More than 3 million businesses are covered by the HP Network Security & Reasiliency solutions, said Ritchie.
He said HP plans to release more NARas to cover smaller companies and to expand the offerings to businesses that are already covered by Enterprise Network Management.
“It’s time for businesses to become more secure and more efficient,” Ritchi said.
In addition to offering NARs, HP is also offering security and availability updates for the HP Security & Security Solutions and HP Security Manager, which provides network-level security and functionality for HP’s enterprise software.
While HP is launching its NARM, it will not be available in all countries.
HP will release it in select markets, including China, India, and Vietnam.HP said it will also offer a software update later this month for the company’s enterprise management software that will help protect against malicious threats.
Companies are also expected to have access to NAR as well as HP’s own security solutions.
HP also has plans to introduce a suite of security-focused products to address challenges that arise in the data center and other network applications, including security-aware virtualization and virtualization-based storage, Rittsaid.
As a global leader in enterprise network solutions, HP shares insights with partners to help them manage network security and the IT services they use to deliver the most value to customers, said HP in a statement.
“We are committed to helping businesses protect their data and secure their networks and help them deliver more value to our customers,” Rittsaid.