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Kaseya Goes for Speed in 7.0

Kaseya launched the 7.0 version of its IT management software portfolio this week, with an emphasis on faster and more reliable remote control.

The version 7.0 products -- Virtual System Administrator, Traverse, Enterprise Mobility Management and 365 Command -- became available May 31, although Kaseya formally announced them on Tuesday. The end-of-May availability met Kaseya's previous release promise and fits with the company's newly predictable cadence of releases every four months.

In a telephone interview, Tom Hayes, vice president of product marketing at Kaseya, said a key design goal of the new release was to improve the core capabilities, particularly speed. The company's MSP customers require quick connections to clients via the Remote Control module. "We use a persistent connection between the Kaseya server and the client, and we parallel process a lot of the activities in setting up the connection," Hayes said.

Kaseya's Remote Control was completely redesigned under the codename "Project Palantir" in a nod to the seeing stones of The Lord of the Rings. Design goals for the 7.0 release included connections in under six seconds, 99 percent reliability, performance over high-latency connections and support for copy and paste between admin and remote sessions, among other features.

Other features of the 7.0 suite release are the addition of SharePoint Online management and administration via 365 Command, the cloud application management solution Kaseya acquired last summer; improvements in enterprise mobile device management; and tighter integration with the most recent release of Intuit QuickBooks.

Kaseya's roadmap for the September 2014 and January 2015 releases are available here.

Posted by Scott Bekker on June 05, 2014 at 12:42 PM