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Kaseya Acquires Managed SOC Provider RocketCyber: Page 2 of 2

The deal adds outsourced security services to a portfolio that already included solutions for identity and access management, dark web monitoring, network assessment, compliance management, BDR, and security awareness training. By Rich Freeman

RocketCyber’s service integrates with ConnectWise Manage, Datto’s Autotask solution, and other leading PSA systems, as well as RMM solutions from Barracuda MSP, ConnectWise, NinjaRMM, SolarWinds MSP, Syncro, and others. Users can offload management of endpoint security solutions from Bitdefender, Cylance, SentinelOne, and Webroot, among others, to RocketCyber too. 

In an expansion of previously existing capabilities, users can now deploy RocketCyber services across multiple clients centrally via Kaseya’s VSA remote monitoring and management solution. Enhanced integration with Kaseya BMS, the vendor’s PSA solution, lets technicians make BMS the RocketCyber service’s primary ticketing interface.

Newly available integration with Passly, Kaseya’s identity and access management solution, enables single sign-on access to RocketCyber and lets RocketCyber analysts quickly import user login data for inspection.

According to Voccola, partners can expect to see additional integrations between RocketCyber’s platform and Kaseya security solutions aimed at automating remediation measures after attacks are detected, by launching backup and recovery jobs or resetting passwords, for example.

Existing partners will continue doing business with RocketCyber as they have before. They will benefit from the acquisition though, according to Voccola, through an accelerated product roadmap.

“We’ve put a couple of more dev teams into their core technology,” Voccola says. Kaseya is hiring more security analysts and enhancing RocketCyber’s operational processes as well.
“We have a lot of resources to make things better, like billing, the back office systems, the overall experience,” Voccola says.

For RocketCyber itself, today’s news marks the culmination of a swift launch-to-acquisition arc. The company first opened its doors late in 2018 as a provider of integrated app-based solutions for cybersecurity newcomers. The company informally introduced an outsourced SOC offering roughly a year later, and declared managed SOC the strategic core of its business last summer.

RocketCyber is the latest in a string of security- and backup-related acquisitions by Kaseya in recent years that has included Unitrends, RapidFire Tools, Spanning, ID Agent, and most recently email security vendor Graphus.

Kaseya competitor ConnectWise has offered outsourced SOC services since acquiring security and help desk service provider Continuum late in 2019. The company expanded its managed security portfolio more recently by purchasing Perch Security and StratoZen, SOC and SIEM service providers for MSPs.

SolarWinds MSP, another major player in the managed services line-of-business market, provides managed SOC services through third-party operators of its Threat Monitor solution.

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