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Cisco Teams With ConnectWise To Create A 'Managed Service In A Box' Solution For MSPs

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Cisco Systems has teamed with ConnectWise to create a solution that enables MSPs to monitor and manage Cisco's cloud-based networking, security and unified communications solutions under a single pane of glass.

At Cisco Partner Summit 2017 Wednesday, Cisco unveiled ConnectWise Unite with Cisco, a managed services software that combines Cisco Spark, Meraki, Cisco Umbrella and Stealthwatch Cloud under a single interface.
 

FileCloud Unveils 'Breach Intercept' to Safeguard Organizations Against Dramatic Increase in Cyber Attacks

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FileCloud, the cloud-agnostic EFSS platform, today announced FileCloud Breach Intercept. The newest version of FileCloud offers advanced ransomware protection to help customers handle every phase of a cyberattack: prevention, detection and recovery.

FileCloud is deployed across 90 countries and has more than 100 VARs and Managed Service Providers across the world. Deployed by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms, including the world's leading law firms, government organizations, science and research organizations and world-class universities, FileCloud offers a set of unique features that help organizations build effective anti-ransomware strategies.

Global ransomware damage costs are expected to total more than $5 billion dollars in 2017, compared to $325 million dollars in 2015. Ransomware is growing at an estimated yearly rate of 350 percent with business enterprises becoming the priority target for hackers. Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) solutions have seen an increase in ransomware attacks with 40 percent of spam emails containing links to ransomware. Whereas public cloud EFSS solutions such as Box and Dropbox offer centralized targets for ransomware attacks, FileCloud's decentralized private cloud reduces your company's exposure to potential attacks.

Quest Launches New Cloud Platform to Easily Manage Backup & Recovery Environment

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Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, today announced the new Quest Data Protection Portal -- an intuitive, cloud-based management console that provides end-to-end visibility for an entire data protection environment. The first release of the new portal is an extension of Quest's award-winning Rapid Recovery solution. The portal addresses a growing demand among Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and enterprise customers for a single pane of glass view into managing and monitoring growing data protection environments from anywhere at any time. Over time, the Quest Data Protection Portal will encompass all of the business's data protection solutions, giving customers complete visibility and management of backup and recovery needs of business applications across hybrid virtual infrastructures. 

To stay competitive and successful, companies cannot afford a minute of downtime. Though an effective backup and recovery solution remains critical to ensuring business continuity, as organizations are tasked with protecting increasingly complex and heterogeneous environments spanning physical, virtual and cloud-based systems, data protection management has become a mounting challenge for enterprises and MSPs alike.

Service Providers Validate Cloudian's HyperStore Object Storage Platform

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Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, today announced that its Cloudian HyperStore adoption by global service providers has doubled over the last year. MSPs deploy Cloudian to address the exploding demand for cloud storage services - a market that is expected to generate over $23 billion revenue in 2017 with growth exceeding 25% annually.

MSPs recognize the value HyperStore provides with the industry's richest set of MSP-specific features such as billing, multi-tenancy, and a 100 percent native S3-API that guarantees trouble-free application compatibility. Delivering telco-grade reliability and availability since 2011, Cloudian systems now serve tens of thousands of enterprises in over a dozen countries, on nearly every continent.

Assured Data Protection (Assured DP), a leader in data protection and disaster recovery (DR) services for the enterprise, is the latest service provider to recognize the value of Cloudian's HyperStore. They chose HyperStore to provide their customers trouble-free support for their backup-as-a-service offering.

Continuum Introduces Cost-Effective Cloud-Enabled Backup and Restore Solution for Continuity247

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Continuum, the exclusive provider of the only vertically integrated IT service delivery platform that enables MSPs to scale rapidly and profitably, today announced the availability of Archive for Continuity247, Continuum's managed backup and disaster recovery (BDR) platform. Archive gives MSPs a low-cost backup and restore option for less time-critical data, expanding Continuity247's capabilities as a unified BDR solution.

Archive takes advantage of the scale and economics of the public cloud, creating a cost-effective, long-term cloud storage option for MSPs to provide archiving, future referencing and offsite redundancy for their clients' less time-critical local backups. Continuum's MSP partners using Continuity247 now have the option to store these backups in Amazon Glacier or their own cloud environment.

NComputing Launches VERDE VDI 8.1 Solution for Enterprise Customers

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Following the acquisition of VERDE Workspaces in Q1 2017, NComputing today launches VERDE VDI 8.1, a purpose-built desktop virtualization solution for enterprise and SMB. NComputing is now able to cater to businesses and organizations of all sizes, offering a full stack, end-to-end solution including thin clients, software clients, and desktop management and provisioning infrastructure.

VERDE VDI is a purpose-built VDI solution for enterprise customers, aiming to deliver the highest performing, flexible and affordable desktop management and provisioning infrastructure on the market. VERDE VDI's features address the three main challenges that stand in the way of widespread VDI adoption: cost, complexity and use case coverage.

Security, in addition to Windows 10 migration, is a major driver of VDI adoption and is at the heart of VERDE VDI. VERDE VDI is organically built from the ground up on a secure Linux foundation. VERDE VDI incorporates a dynamic provisioning model that protects users by making unsanctioned changes non-persistent. Prevention of malware, virus attacks, data leakage and unauthorized access to the internal network are all cornerstones of the VERDE VDI security protocols. VERDE VDI also automates desktop management and helps keep images up-to-date and available thereby offering further protection to users.

Altaro Announces Recurring Revenue Program for MSPs Powered by VM Backup

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Altaro, a leader in virtual machine data protection, today announced the Altaro VM Backup for MSPs recurring revenue channel program and highlighted a new company milestone with the signing of more than 6,000 channel partners worldwide. The company's new partner program formally introduces subscription pricing and provides MSPs with access to the Cloud Management Console (CMC), a ground breaking online tool for partners to efficiently monitor and manage geographically dispersed VM Backup customer deployments.

In a report on server virtualization, Gartner found that approximately 80% of x86 server workloads are virtualized, making virtual server backup and data recovery an enormous market opportunity for managed service providers. However, because virtual infrastructure differs substantially from physical IT environments, IT service providers require backup and recovery solutions that are designed to meet the unique challenges presented by virtual machines. VM Backup provides a production-proven answer for MSPs with a high-performance, multi-tenant backup solution that scales on demand and features centralized monitoring and management.

Kaseya Acquires Industry-Leading Cloud Management Solution; Launches Unigma Cloud Management Suite

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Kaseya, the leading provider of complete IT management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and mid-market enterprises, today announced the launch and general availability of the Unigma Cloud Management Suite. Aimed at filling the void in public cloud management solutions for MSPs, the Unigma Cloud Management Suite delivers unified cloud management capabilities that empower MSPs to automate routine tasks, and optimize cost management through detailed cloud utilization analysis. The solution suite elevates the breadth of the Kaseya IT Complete Platform to deliver an industry-proven technology that efficiently and cost-effectively monitors public cloud infrastructures, and enables MSPs to grow their businesses through new service line offerings.

"I'm thrilled to introduce our acquisition of Unigma and unveil the leading unified public cloud management solution for MSPs," said Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya. "We bought Unigma because it is the clear leader in this burgeoning market of cloud management solutions. Not only does the technology allow for the management of public clouds, but it also addresses financial optimizations. The Unigma Cloud Management Suite provides unmatched public cloud management capabilities that will save MSPs even more time and money, and provide new opportunities for them to monetize and grow their business. This is a powerful new component to our Kaseya IT Complete family of industry-leading IT management solutions."
 

Nerdio ITaaS Integrates Kaseya VSA for Comprehensive Centralized IT Management and Monitoring

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Nerdio, a pioneer in ITaaS technology, announced today it is integrating Kaseya's remote management and monitoring (RMM) solution, VSA.

Nerdio's platform fully automates the provisioning and management of entire virtual desktop-centric IT environments -- all from a single admin portal. Nerdio's three-click approach takes previously cumbersome and time-consuming IT tasks and makes them virtually effortless.

Kaseya also utilizes a single, centralized management console to offer proactive, user-defined monitoring of servers, workstations, remote computers, Windows Event Logs, and applications. It enables instant notifications about problems or changes system-wide, so that IT professionals can minimize disruptions and keep their organizations running efficiently.

RapidFire Tools Inc. Launches Unlimited-Use Internal Cyber Security Service Delivery System For MSPs

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RapidFire Tools Inc. has bundled together a powerful new set of tools that, for the first time, allows MSPs to roll-out a high-value, automated and branded internal IT security service that can be offered to all of their clients. The new product, called Detector SDS (Service Delivery System), includes an unlimited-use license for its unique Detector™ cyber security alerting appliance, plus additional new tools that the MSP can use to define the level of service, dynamically build marketing materials to help sell the services they create, and built-in workflow automation to easily manage the cyber security alerts through a common interface. Everything in the system, including the unlimited-use Detector appliance license, is covered by a low monthly subscription.

The Detector SDS solution comes pre-configured with a set of three "white-labeled" cyber security service plans -- "Silver," "Gold" and "Platinum." MSPs can deliver these as-is, "out-of-the-box," or modify them to meet the needs of individual clients using the built-in, menu-driven "Service Plan Creator." The pre-configured services, as well as the customized ones, can all be renamed and branded by the MSP. Once the plans are created, the MSP can quickly and easily select one or more plans to present to a client or prospect, and the system will automatically generate a professionally-formatted and branded "Plan Matrix" sales sheet. The Plan Matrix has a column for each service plan, in addition to neatly organized check-boxes that allow the client to easily see the differences in the individual plan features and deliverables. In addition, the system can automatically generate a branded Service Catalog for each Plan Matrix, providing more details about each of the deliverables included with each different level of service.