One of the best things about AVG's CloudCare for resellers is that it requires no up-front investment. The cloud-based service for virus protection, content filtering, email security and remote administration is free until customers start paying for it. Then, pricing starts at around a buck a month for AVG's antivirus protection with a choice of monthly or yearly billing.
The AVG user interface is about as simple as they come. To add customers, diagnose a service call, push updates, remotely administer client machines or perform any of number of other services, the managed service provider starts with the same URL -- cloudcare.avg.com -- and sees a login screen like the one shown here. Access to particular features and data can be tied to user level, enabling some users to see and repair critical alerts while restricting their ability to add or delete users, for example.