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Kaseya Merges with Unitrends

Kaseya, a vendor of managed service provider (MSP) and midmarket enterprise tools, merged with backup specialist Unitrends on Thursday.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but both companies are part of the Insight Venture Partners portfolio. Insight made what it described as a "significant investment" in Kaseya in June 2013 and a "major growth equity investment" in Unitrends in October 2013.

Kaseya's MSP products include VSA, a remote monitoring and management platform; BMS for professional services automation; AuthAnvil, an identity and access management tool; Traverse, which provides performance monitoring; 365 Command for administering Microsoft online services; and Unigma for cloud management and optimization.

Unitrends' product lineup includes backup appliances, backup software, cloud backup, business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).

The deal comes on the heels of an OEM relationship between Kaseya and Unitrends MSP for an offering called Kaseya Unified Backup.

"Over a year ago, we embarked on a journey to provide our customers with the best BCDR solution for their needs," said Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya, in a statement. "After working with Unitrends to launch the Kaseya Unified Backup offering to our MSP customers, as well as introducing the core Unitrends product to our enterprise customer base, we witnessed the explosive adoption of these solutions and decided that it just made sense to further our relationship and to bring our two companies together."

Unitrends and Kaseya will continue to operate under their respective brands.

Posted by Scott Bekker on May 03, 2018 at 2:03 PM


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