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Kaseya CEO Calls First 15 Months After Datto Acquisition a ‘Pretty Successful’ but Imperfect Journey

October 5, 2023 |

In a conversation with ChannelPro, Fred Voccola (pictured) said Datto partners are now better off in meaningful ways than before the mammoth deal, despite billing problems and complaints about support.

Kaseya Introduces AI-Based Managed Service Automation

October 4, 2023 |

CEO Fred Voccola (pictured) discussed the free bots Kaseya will soon add to its RMM, PSA, and other solutions, plus a flexible payments plan for its backup solutions and a PCI compliance offering, during the vendor’s 2023 DattoCon partner event in Miami.

Eaton Readying Consolidated Management Platform for End-of-Month Release

May 5, 2023 |

Called Brightlayer, the nearly market-ready solution turns five previously separate systems into a single solution with a shared code base and multitenant interface.

SonicWall Names North American Channel Chief

May 1, 2023 |

Michelle Ragusa-McBain (pictured) joins CRO Jason Carter and others on a new management team working to expand the vendor’s footprint among MSPs through efforts that include the forthcoming rollout of a revamped partner program.

Kaseya Introduces Streamlined Cyberinsurance, Technician Training, and Corporate Branding Initiatives

April 26, 2023 |

The Cyber Insurance Fast Track Program, in particular, will allow MSPs who use Kaseya’s complete security stack—and their clients—to get $1.5 million of cyberinsurance coverage in minutes without any questionnaires to complete, according to CEO Fred Voccola (pictured).

Kaseya Purchases Automated Sales Presentation Vendor audIT

April 26, 2023 |

audIT’s solution is the first component of what will eventually be a sales automation suite overseen by audIT CEO Frank DeBenedetto (pictured).

Kaseya Acquires Automated Pen Testing Vendor Vonahi Security

April 26, 2023 |

Announced during the vendor’s Kaseya Connect Global event today, the deal aims to turn penetration testing from a costly, time-consuming process few MSPs can afford to do more than annually into a regularly performed part of sound cyber hygiene.

ChannelPro Weekly Podcast: Episode #258 – Farewell Johnny Appleseed of the Channel

April 7, 2023 |

Can it be true? After 16 wonderful years, Rich is stepping down from his day-to-day duties at ChannelPro, and therefore as co-host of this podcast. To mark the occasion, Matt and Rich invite their colleagues Michael Siggins, Colleen Frye, and Joel Zaidspiner to tell you exactly what they REALLY think of Rich, not to mention the many ways he’s impacted ChannelPro. You’ll also learn a little about what the future holds for him and this show. Nothing but seeds of goodness for all concerned!

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Cytracom Puts New Channel Chief in Charge of Expanded Partner Program

March 21, 2023 |

Jim Hamilton (pictured) will be responsible for helping MSPs already familiar with Cytracom’s UCaaS platform learn how to market its all-in-one networking and security solution too.

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