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SkyKick Calls Security Management the Next Dimension of Cloud Management: Page 2 of 2

Security Manager, the born-in-the-cloud vendor’s latest product, reflects a growing realization that while managing an SMB’s cloud applications is a big job, securing them can be an overwhelming one. By Rich Freeman

Bigger, name-brand makers of RMM, PSA, and other solutions for MSPs are slowly entering the field as well. N-able, for example, shipped a SaaS management solution in August and previewed a forthcoming management system for Microsoft Azure in October. A new version of Kaseya’s VSA remote monitoring and management solution with cloud management is due to arrive soon as well, and ConnectWise exhibited a proof-of-concept cloud management addition to its product suite during its IT Nation Connect event earlier this month.

According to Schwartz, SkyKick’s head start in cloud management gives it a leg up on those larger competitors. “We’ve got almost a decade of cloud-native technology and architecture,” he notes, adding that the company is focused squarely on its software and customers, rather than would-be rivals.

“As long as we’re doing that, I think we’ll be okay,” Schwartz says.

Businesses worldwide will spend over $50 billion on securing cloud workloads in the next five years, according to a recent report from Dell’Oro Group.

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