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Kaseya Traverse 9.5 Reinforces Network, Cloud and Data Center Monitoring

Kaseya has unveiled Traverse 9.5, the latest release of the MSP-centric software company’s unified network monitoring and management platform. The service-centric upgrade eases network and distributed data center monitoring, the company says.

Traverse 9.5, set to ship sometime this quarter, can apply custom and pre-defined monitoring policies to devices — thereby eliminating manual configurations and speeding customer onboarding, Kaseya asserts. Also, an updated visualization interface can speed troubleshooting. Plus, HTML5 support allows MSPs to access the platform from any phone, tablet, laptop, or workstation.

Kaseya’s MSP Software Portfolio

Traverse is one piece of the larger Kaseya IT management suite for MSPs. The company’s flagship offering is VSA — an RMM (remote monitoring and manage) platform for PCs and servers. Kaseya acquired Traverse as part of the Zyrion buyout in 2013. It was originally positioned for network management, but then pushed more into the cloud management spotlight before settling into more of a hybrid IT performance management solution.

Jim Lippie

Kaseya, based out of New York City and Miami, experienced leadership and ownership changes in the 2013 to 2014 timeframe, but regained its footing in early 2016. More recently, the company has put a renewed focus on Traverse along with security and data protection services.

A recent Kaseya Powered Services effort, for instance, features Kaseya’s AuthAnvil Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) and Traverse. The company plans to add cloud management (based on the recent Unigma acquisition) this fall. Jim Lippie, GM of cloud computing, has been leading the Powered Services charge.

Still, fierce competition looms in most markets. Key rivals include Autotask, ConnectWise, Continuum and SolarWinds MSP, among others, with CA Technologies promoting Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM) at the higher end of the MSP and CSP markets.

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