Kaseya Adds Endpoint Security, Platform Upgrades

By Jessica Davis  |  Print this article Print


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

The latest managed services platform adds an endpoint security module and enhancements in backup, disaster recovery and remote control.

Kaseya unveiled an upgrade to its managed services platform that includes advances in back-up, disaster recovery and remote control and the addition of an endpoint security module.

The new end point security module comes to the Kaseya platform through an OEM agreement with security company Grisoft AVG 7.5 for its anti-malware product line. The Kaseya end point security (KES) module can be configured, deployed and managed from the Kaseya interface. MSPs can centrally manage security profiles defined and deployed to managed computers, the company said.

"This is our first completely integrated managed security solution," said Jim Alves, executive vice president of product marketing. "It provides full centralized management."

Kaseya unveils two-year road map. Click here to read more.

And it offers multi-level checks in real time of registry, file systems and e-mail, plus on-demand scanning of disk drives, folders, files and system areas for Windows servers, workstations and notebooks.

The new module includes anti-virus, virus, Trojan and worm protection; spyware, adware and malware protection, centralized management; executive and detailed reporting; integrated monitoring and alarms; an automatic threat removal engine; email protection; and automated program and database updates.

Kaseya estimates MSPs with 1000 machines under management can realize a revenue service opportunity of $40,000 and an annual profit from that of approximately $28,400

Kaseya has also announced updates to its overall managed services platform, Kaseya 4.8. The update broadens the support of the company's back-up and disaster recovery with a universal restore capability, plus adds several new capabilities requested by users, such as enhanced support for Microsoft Vista. Kaseya has included the Enterprise VNC remote control package in the new version of its platform software.

The new version also includes updates to patch management, network and systems monitoring and adds Portuguese language support.

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...