D-Link has signed an exclusive partnership with AVSystem aimed at enabling remote management and provisioning of devices purchased by resellers and internet service providers (ISPs) in Australia and New Zealand.
According to D-Link, the unified device management platform provided by AVSystem lets small and medium-sized ISPs tap into the TR-069 protocol for device management and monitoring.
The Taiwanese networking equipment vendor said that the platform provides the advantages of a carrier-grade automatic configuration server (ACS) system with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model.
According to D-Link Australia and New Zealand managing director, Graeme Reardon, the deal with the Poland-based AVsystem came after a lengthy search for the ideal technology partner.
“After more than a year of due diligence, D-Link chose to strategically partner with AVSystem as their UMP Cloud Zero-touch provisioning and management solution is one of the best ACS systems available in the market today," Reardon said.
“The UMP Cloud solution is tailored to simultaneously serve multiple technologies and AVSystem’s expertise in this market makes the connection and management of D-Link devices seamless,” he said.
The new alliance and the added functionality it offers D-Link resellers comes just over a year after the company made moves to hit back against the United States Government’s accusations of poor security practices with the help of non-profit organisation, the Cause of Action Institute.
The institute, which refers to itself as a “non-partisan government accountability organisation,” revealed on January 10 that it would represent D-Link against what it refers to as the “unwarranted and baseless charges” by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The move came after the FTC filed a complaint against D-Link and its US-based subsidiary, alleging that inadequate security measures taken by the company left its wireless routers and internet cameras vulnerable to hackers and put consumers’ privacy at risk.
The Cause of Action Institute not only questioned the validity of the FTC’s claims, but also voiced concerns over what such allegations and their resulting lawsuits might mean for technology companies in general.
“It sets a dangerous precedent for the federal government to go after a good company and put American jobs at risk without a single instance of actual or likely consumer harm,” Cause of Action Institute assistant vice-president, Patrick Massari, said at the time.