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2nd Watch Earns Spot on CRN 2017 MSP500 List

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2nd Watch, the managed public cloud company, announces that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named 2nd Watch to the 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. The distinction is the third CRN recognition for 2nd Watch, an original AWS Premier Consulting Partner, in the past year, including the 2016 Next-Gen 250 and the 2016 Emerging Vendors.

The MSP500 is CRN's annual list recognizing the top managed service providers in North America. The list is comprised of three groups: the Elite 150, enterprise-focused resellers with a significant managed service offering; the Pioneer 250, for providers with a business model heavily weighted toward managed services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing providers and resellers offering a significant managed security practice.
 

MSPAlliance Announces Rob O'Neill, SEAL Team Six Leader, as Keynote Speaker for MSPWorld 2017

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The International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers, (MSPAlliance - www.mspalliance.com), has announced that Rob O'Neill, SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, will be delivering the keynote speech at the 2017 MSPWorld Conference March 26-28 in New Orleans. MSPWorld (www.mspworldconference.com) is the leading conference for managed services and cloud computing providers world-wide; this year's conference theme is "The Weaponization of Data."

Rob O'Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time. He was a SEAL Team Six leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He has deployed more than a dozen times, and he held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions in four different theaters of war. A highly-trained Navy SEAL, he led the military's most elite and was involved in our nation's most important campaigns. With most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O'Neill was the man on the ground we have never heard of but know exists.

New Survey Reveals Most MSPs Feel Greatest Competition from Google, Other Cloud Vendors

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Sonian, the leading provider of cloud-based email archiving and insights, today unveiled new survey findings that reveal that 79 percent of managed service providers (MSPs) today feel their greatest competitive threat is cloud providers, as opposed to other MSPs. This represents a significant leap from five years ago, when only 54 percent of MSPs viewed cloud providers as their greatest competition. MSPs of all sizes agreed they lost more deals to Google than any other cloud provider, including Amazon, Hewlett Packard, IBM and Microsoft - and expect Google to be the cloud market leader by 2021.

These findings were detailed in a new report released today, "A New World Order: How MSPs are Trying to Survive and Thrive in a Cloud-first World," based on a Berg Research survey of more than 300 MSPs commissioned by Sonian.

The MSP Market in an Increasingly Cloud-First World

 

Kaseya Advances Remote Monitoring and Management Through Release of Next-Generation Solution

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Kaseya, the leading provider of complete IT management solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and small to midsized businesses (SMBs), today announced the general availability of Kaseya VSA 9.4, the industry's only second-generation remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution. Available both on-premises and in the cloud, the new technology delivers cross platform support for Windows, macOS and Linux, allowing for comprehensive IT systems management across any environment.

The latest release of Kaseya VSA features next-generation innovations developed specifically for advanced MSPs and enterprise IT departments. New features promote policy-based automation with proactive remediation all to increase overall team productivity. The Kaseya automation framework allows companies to securely take charge of their infrastructure by transparently and remotely managing servers, desktops, mobile devices, home-based desktops and network devices -- all from a single central management console. Built on a foundation that promotes the best user technician experience in the industry, Kaseya VSA is the ideal RMM solution for growing IT departments.

New features and functionality in Kaseya VSA 9.4 include:

SolarWinds MSP offers remote access feature to Mac devices by enhancing its Take Control feature of MSP Anywhere

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SolarWinds MSP, a global leader in delivering comprehensive, scalable IT service management solutions to MSPs, today announced that users of its MSP Anywhere powered version of Take Control can now access Mac devices remotely. This latest release allows IT pros to provide full support to their Mac customers in the same way as Windows users.

MSP Anywhere allows IT service providers to remotely connect to machines to solve IT issues quickly and easily. It gives the ability to connect quickly to a machine, open live chat with customers, transfer sessions to other technicians, ask questions in group chat or silently transfer files in the background without disturbing customers.

This enhancement enables MSPs to provide Mac users full access to comprehensive features such as executive reports, LOGICcards and use of real-time architecture to:

Cavirin Launches PULSAR, a Versatile Fourth Generation Security Platform for Enterprise, SaaS and MSPs

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Cavirin Systems, Inc. today announces release of Pulsar, Cavirin’s fourth generation elastic security platform performing security compliance and risk assessments for complex IT infrastructure at enterprise scale. Pulsar’s agentless architecture is capable of running trusted, deep security scans across distributed infrastructure regardless of the topology such as private, hybrid, and public clouds. Representing substantial investment and commitment, Pulsar is a natural product progression based on the changing pace and complexities of cloud based technology, and augments Cavirin’s ARAP (Automated Risk Analysis Platform) that is popular among small to medium sized enterprises.

Pulsar is built for the Enterprise, SaaS, and Managed Service Providers. We’re moving ahead to the next level, offering greater flexibility in the adoption of DevOps environment. --  Dr. Rao Papolu, CEO and Chairman

CloudJumper nWorkSpace Named Top Cloud Solution at Columbus ASCII Group Success Summit for MSPs

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CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform innovator for agile business IT, today announced that the company's flagship workspace as a service platform, nWorkSpace, was awarded the Top Cloud Solution at the Columbus, Ohio 2016 ASCII Group Success Summit of MSPs, VARs, and resellers.

The ASCII Group is a membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs, and Solution Providers that is based in Bethesda, Maryland. The organization is made up of more than 2,000 channel solution providers worldwide and provides a portfolio of IT business-building services that range from turnkey marketing campaigns to a highly utilized peer-to-peer business referral and lead network. The ASCII Group provides members with dedicated resources for marketing, product research, strategic alliances, public relations, customer retention, vendor research and discovery.

Kaseya Traverse 9.4 Improves the Reliability of Hybrid Cloud Performance with Automated Monitoring

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Kaseya, the leading provider of complete IT management solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and small to midsized businesses (SMBs), today announced the upcoming new release of its Traverse Hybrid Cloud and Data Center monitoring solution. Version 9.4 introduces advanced automation to provision monitoring of new cloud infrastructure, network devices or applications for full network lifecycle management.

Kaseya Traverse allows IT to instantly align infrastructure technology with business performance through innovations in its discovery and fingerprinting technology. By scanning for infrastructure changes, Traverse 9.4 can automatically detect updates and provision optimal monitoring based on its extensive library of best-practice signatures. This process eliminates manual configurations and speeds onboarding of new customers for MSPs, while providing enterprise users with an up-to-date topology of their applications or network infrastructure changes.

Kaseya AuthAnvil Safeguards Microsoft Office 365 Customers

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Kaseya, the leading provider of complete IT management solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and small to midsized businesses (SMBs), today announced the immediate availability of the latest release of Kaseya AuthAnvil on-demand. Delivering a new level of security all within a single identity and access management (IAM) solution, the technology now provides easy single sign on (SSO), multifactor authentication (MFA) and automated user provisioning for Microsoft Office 365.

Microsoft Office 365 commercial subscriptions have ballooned in 2016, up 40 percent from the previous year to 85 million subscribers. As companies around the world continue to embrace the shift to the cloud, millions of Microsoft Office 365 corporate users now have access to Kaseya AuthAnvil's patented password management, MFA and SSO capabilities to further secure both employee and customer environments in the cloud.

SolarWinds MSP Integrates Operations, Spotlights Success, and Reveals Product Updates

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SolarWinds MSP, a global leader in delivering comprehensive, scalable IT service management solutions to MSPs, today announced the rapid integration progress achieved to date, as SolarWinds N-able and LOGICnow officially transition to a unified brand.

SolarWinds MSP offers IT automation, security, and network and service management -- both on-premises and in the cloud. Further differentiating its solutions, SolarWinds MSP leverages data analytics and business intelligence to provide actionable insights that MSPs can use to compete more effectively and better serve their customers.