PortaOne's Technical Support Team is dedicated to providing world-class technical assistance to our customers, working with them as partners to ensure that networking solutions are deployed, maintained and upgraded in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
We fully understand that timely delivery of accurate solutions to networking issues is critical to customers' continued business success.
PortaCare is a subscription program that includes maintenance package and, as detailed below, covers remote monitoring and basic maintenance of servers, as well as 24/7 technical support for PortaOne products.
After complimentary period included in the initial license purchase, any PortaOne client can choose to continue these extensive support services for additional annual charge.
The most demanding customers who believe that their business deserves a very special attention may choose to upgrade their service to Premium PortaCare level.
PortaCare is a maintenance subscription package and covers 24/7 remote automated monitoring and technical support for PortaOne products, as well as full access to all new versions of the software. After complimentary period included in the initial license purchase, a PortaOne client can choose to continue these extensive support services for additional annual charge.
While we will fix any bugs in our software in a timely manner and at no cost to the customer, additional support in such matters as network setup, networking hardware configuration, hardware problems or trouble-shooting of errors caused by the customer or his hardware will be charged at an hourly rate or as agreed in advance.
PortaCare 24/7 support & maintenance
Customers can contact PortaOne's technical support team 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The PortaCare service agreement includes support of PortaOne products, proactive system management services, regular software updates as part of maintenance releases, and provision monitoring, as well as assistance in the unlikely event of system downtime/failure. More specifically, the agreement offers the following:
PortaOne's maintenance release policy is aimed to better accommodate our customers' demand for rapid functionality deployment. Our plans usually include 3 to 4 maintenance releases per year, with periods between individual releases being around three or four months. This decreases the waiting time for new features to become available and facilitates the upgrade process.
Contacting PortaOne Technical Support
Customers can contact PortaOne's technical support team 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
All PortaOne Technical Support issues should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users are encouraged to provide as much information about the equipment, configuration and problem as possible. Email messages are directly entered into PortaOne's Request Tracking (RT) system. A reply is immediately sent to the customer, containing a Request Number for each case. PortaOne's technical support team monitors incoming email support requests 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
PortaOne's Technical Support Process
Upon receipt of a new technical support request, a PortaOne Technical Support Engineer (TSE) gathers the appropriate information and assigns a priority to the request. This priority assignment is made with the user's knowledge and consent, and may be changed at his request. Definitions of the priority levels are as follows:
RT priority code: 80. The customer's network is down or severely degraded or business operations are being critically impacted.
RT priority code: 60. The customer's network is degraded.
RT priority code: 40. The customer's network operation is impaired, yet generally functional.
RT priority code: 20. The customer has requested configuration or planning assistance to optimize performance of the PortaOne systems in his network. This includes web interface usage and the like.
Escalation of Customer Requests
Once the customer's request has been logged and prioritized, the TSE will work with the customer on resolving the issue. If the request is informational in nature, this information will be supplied by the TSE and the request closed with the customer's approval.
If further troubleshooting or investigation is required, the TSE will work on the issue. The customer will be kept informed of progress based on the update commitments.
Should the support request not be resolved within the defined time limits, the managers will be notified.
For more information on escalation procedures, please review the customer relations page.