Asset management can be a huge challenge for MSPs of all sizes. That’s why so many use Lifecycle Manager as a way to automate the monitoring process and keep track of workstations, servers, and networking devices.
Automated asset monitoring saves your staff time and your business money, by keeping accurate records of everything in your clients’ IT environment.
Now, Lifecycle Manager is integrating with Fortinet’s FortiGate Cloud service to allow Partners to more effectively and efficiently track their Fortinet networking devices.
FortiGate Cloud is one of our Partners’ primary tools for tracking their clients’ network devices. With this new integration, Lifecycle Manager is expanding to give MSPs a more holistic view of their clients’ assets.
What can MSPs do with this integration?
Or better yet, what can MSPs stop doing with this integration?
Prior to this new integration, Lifecycle Manager Partners were required to manually add Fortinet FortiGate Cloud networking devices manually to their PSA. Once devices were added, we would bring this device information back into Lifecycle Manager. We understand that while the method worked, it wasn’t very scalable for MSPs managing several clients with dozens to thousands of assets, so we found a better way to do things.
This integration will also enhance MSPs’ ability to track warranty information and the ability to push this data back into their PSAs and RMMs via a two-way sync. This has been highly requested by Lifecycle Manager users.
By integrating both services, MSPs can see a comprehensive view of their clients’ assets all in one place and, of course, significantly faster and easier.
Devices tracked include:
Why did Lifecycle Manager integrate with FortiGate Cloud?
FortiGate Cloud is a premier provider of networking devices to MSPs and managing these devices is essential to delivering superior service to clients. The ScalePad Way is to automate as much mind-numbing work for our MSP Partners as possible, so they can focus on what’s important.
Also, FortiGate Cloud was a highly requested integration by Lifecycle Manager Partners. Our in-app “Feature Request” board received hundreds of requests to include network device warranty information and hardware details into Lifecycle Manager. You asked, we listened.
Get started by signing into Lifecycle Manager and integrate FortiGate Cloud today.
From asset data to compliance controls, MSPs are tasked with providing their customers with the best support for their operational information. To add to the complexity, MSPs already have too many systems and programs, and it takes manual work to integrate these unique applications.
So, how can MSPs harmonize asset and company data with security operations?
Enter: A ControlMap and Lifecycle Manager integration.
Within the ControlMap platform, users can connect to Lifecycle Manager (via their ScalePad account). This enables users to sync both asset data and company data to a robust compliance operations application, streamlining the process for applying cyber security controls to the applied data.
Upon successfully connecting ControlMap to Lifecycle Manager, customer data populates in a dashboard, showing all information in a single view.
This data can then be mapped to certain controls within the ContolMap platform. Moreover, compliance checks for antivirus, warranty, encryption, and patches will indicate whether assets pass or fail.
ScalePad’s Lifecycle Manager provides dozens of powerful integrations to RMMs, PSAs, and other tools that make MSP life easier. ControlMap now leverages these integrations to ingest company and asset data into the ControlMap platform and apply GRC workflows to this data.
By connecting Lifecycle to ControlMap, users will be able to sync company and asset data from PSA and RMM systems. Savvy MSPs want their unique systems to connect, saving time and modernizing operations. The integration between ControlMap and Lifecycle Manager allows users to leverage data from both systems, attributing assets and company data (within ControlMap) as evidence for their compliance program.
Additional benefits include:
Integrating both platforms helps MSPs provide a top-tier service to clients. This integration will help build a trusted and reliable relationship with your clients, boosting compliance operations an
Want to get started? Sign in to ControlMap to integrate Lifecycle Manager (via your ScalePad account). Not currently using Lifecycle Manager? Sign up for the Free Edition of Lifecycle Manager today.
Disposing of old hardware can be a time-consuming process for MSPs. The effort required to go through the disposal process can lead many MSPs to put it off. That’s why so many MSPs end up with the dreaded “back room” full of old hardware.
On top of that, MSPs are stuck using prehistoric methods for data destruction. Now MSPs have a modern solution to clean out those stockpiles and solve this age old problem.
ScalePad is proud to announce our new and improved IT Asset Disposal service. The asset disposal service in Lifecycle Manager now does all of the heavy lifting for you.
IT Asset Disposal is now free for our Lifecycle Manager Pro users based in the United States (on a current term subscription). There are no hidden shipping charges, no upcharges for white-glove service on bulk disposals. You book it all in-app, so disposal is now easier than setting up a local pickup.
We’ve expanded support beyond just workstations. IT asset disposal now supports workstations, servers, tablets, hard drives, switches, network devices, IP phones, monitors, scanners, and UPSes. No more need for a parallel disposal process; we handle it all.
If disposing of more than 30 assets, you will now have a “full service” option where we’ll coordinate to have someone come onsite, bring any necessary packaging materials, equipment, and even help collect and pack up loose equipment. You don’t have to worry about shipping labels for full service – the shipping company will bring these onsite at the scheduled pickup time.
From acquisition, to maintenance, and now disposal, MSPs can have full control of their assets without taking on huge operational effort.
This full set of new features allow MSPs to take control of their assets and provide better service to customers.
With ScalePad’s IT asset disposal, you aren’t just saving money, but creating opportunities to generate new revenue. With efficient disposal, your team can focus on projects that create revenue. Because asset disposal is free, MSPs can earn revenue by including it as a line item for all new assets (like a recycling fee), or by adding a disposal fee as part of the replacement process for end-of-life assets.
ScalePad provides a validated certificate of destruction at the end of the process. MSPs can trust that any data on the assets is being erased to NIST 800-88 standards. The certificate can be viewed in the Lifecycle Manager dashboard once the process is complete. All assets are disposed of at an R2 certified facility, ensuring that data is disposed of effectively.
Help contribute to the reduction of e-waste all while disposing of your old hardware. ScalePad has partnered with veritree to plant a new tree for every asset disposed of. Lifecycle Manager even tracks the amount of total trees your account has planted, as well as other stats, right in the dashboard.
In the Disposal tab in Lifecycle Manager, identify all the asset types you want to dispose of and if disposing in bulk, select the service type: self service or full service. Then all you need to do is schedule the time for pickup. Once assets are disposed of, you can generate a certificate of disposal.
Want to get started? Sign into Lifecycle Manager to begin your first free disposal order.
SuperOps.ai now integrates with Lifecycle Manager.
Managing the ins and outs of daily operations can be a difficult task. With many tools and processes, MSPs can have their hands full trying to track everything.
To help MSPs get the most out of their tools, Lifecycle Manager now integrates with SuperOps.ai.
SuperOps.ai is a unified PSA-RMM platform. That means it has the functionality of two of the most critical pieces of software MSPs use daily.
With SuperOps.ai, MSPs are able to use RMM functions, such as:
All the technical work needed for clients’ devices.
They can also use PSA functions such as:
SuperOps.ai unifies all these features into a single platform, improving ease of use and clarity. MSPs no longer have to use a confusing combination of several old tools to keep operations running.
Both SuperOps.ai and Lifecycle Manager users have wanted to integrate the tools. We are happy to announce this integration to answer those needs.
Now partners can leverage the functions of both platforms together. By doing so, MSPs can make the operation and management of their business easier than it ever has been.
Lifecycle Manager uses data in SuperOps.ai to surface critical asset insights. And then it helps to measure the health of client infrastructure.
Within Lifecycle Manager, you can access data to:
Lifecycle Manager also pulls workstation, software, and other IT data from SuperOps.ai to populate the dashboard. MSPs can be confident they are making informed decisions with accurate data reflected across both monitoring platforms.
Integrating both platforms helps MSPs provide a top-tier service to clients. This integration will help build a trusted and reliable relationship with your clients.