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    Our company is in policy and risk management. Elemental Security Platform (ESP) unifies security controls and activity of the network environment. A full ESP implementation requires a complex server environment including hardware, Red Hat Linux and an Oracle database. This complex implementation makes it difficult for our sales team to quickly and easily demonstrate the company’s solution on-site.

    As a result, sales demos are restricted to remote demos over a VPN connection. They have to spend up to two days at the customer’s site to implement a full solution demo.

    We require a solution with the help of which our sales team and customers can interact with at a customer site and that too without a complex server and database implementation.

    Any help in this regard would be highly appreciated.
    Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: Simplifying Complex Software Demos

    Have you ever considered setting up your demos in a virtual environment?
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    • #3
      Re: Simplifying Complex Software Demos

      a laptop running debian, with vmware-server on top, and RHEL/CentOS in the VMs

      or just create video CBTs of the demonstration, and show them to customers, not interactive, but might be sufficient for a demo
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      • #4
        Re: Simplifying Complex Software Demos

        How about developing a Web UI for your product???
        That way you just set up a Lab environment and let the potential customers have a feel for themselves.
        You might even save some money on the travel expenses (Given the current juice prices).

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        • #5
          Re: Simplifying Complex Software Demos

          Without further details it is difficult even to draft a possible solution that would suit to your needs. The VPN can be implemented using different software/hardware vendors and everyone has its quirks, which means inter-operability might be extremely difficult. So, my point is that you need to provide more information in order to get some ideas.

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          • #6
            Re: Simplifying Complex Software Demos

            As I have mentioned earlier, ESP unifies security controls. They deliver persistent visibility into the current state, security posture, and activity of the network environment. This enables organization to express, implement, and remediate, easily and cost-effectively, a broad spectrum of security policies to address security requirements, regulatory compliance and business risk.

            This would require complex server environment, of course. But we need solution that is not at all complex and can solve the issues.

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            • #7
              Re: Simplifying Complex Software Demos

              You have been provided some solutions, but you did not say anything about them...

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              • #8
                Re: Simplifying Complex Software Demos

                The intention is to eliminate the need for the VPN and be able to run a "live" demo at the clients' site using one or more virtual machines/appliances.

                Did I understand correctly?

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                • #9
                  Re: Simplifying Complex Software Demos

                  Thread going nowhere and is suspected of being a front for an upcoming ad.
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