Former ConnectWise Executive Launches CyberFox, Brings Cybersecurity Companies Under One Brand

Together, the two organizations can better serve the cybersecurity needs of MSPs and the channel, the CEO said.

Claudia Adrien

June 6, 2022

2 Min Read

CyberFox is new a global cybersecurity company launching this week. Its focus is on providing identity access management (IAM) solutions for MSPs. Channel veteran David Bellini will lead the organization as CEO.

CyberFox brings together under a single brand two IAM security companies — Password Boss and AutoElevate. It gives MSPs a one-stop destination for security solutions that deliver better control over user access to critical information.

Both solutions are critical elements of a comprehensive IAM security strategy. They can monitor, manage and mitigate risks by controlling user access to critical information. MSPs can tighten security defenses for themselves and their customers.

Bellini said he is excited about what the two companies will be able to deliver to the MSP community and ecosystem as they work together. Password Boss, which was founded by Steve Wise, and AutoElevate, which was co-founded by Todd Jones and Dave Sibiski, seamlessly integrate with several PSA, RMM and remote access tools, including those from ConnectWise, Autotask, Datto and Kaseya, Bellini added.

Leveraging An Understanding of MSPs


CyberFox’s David Bellini

“The founders of both Password Boss and AutoElevate were MSP owners first who saw a need, leveraged their intimate understanding of an MSP’s challenges and built solutions specifically designed to meet that need. It is abundantly clear to anyone who uses either that ‘MSP’ is deeply entrenched in the DNA of both solutions,” Bellini said.

Bellini is well-known among MSPs and across the IT channel. He was COO and worked with his brother Arnie Bellini to spin software company ConnectWise out of their Tampa-based IT service provider more than 40 years ago. After private equity firm Thoma Bravo acquired ConnectWise in 2019, Bellini took on the CEO role at Password Boss. He and a group of investors acquired that company in 2020. That same group later acquired AutoElevate in August 2021.

Joining the two independent companies under the CyberFox brand will allow both organizations to better serve MSPs’ cybersecurity needs. It brings together a comprehensive identity access management strategy that includes password management. It also includes privileged access management as a key pillar of any cyber defense framework.

“Today’s MSPs and their customers are at high risk in an increasingly perilous IT environment where cybercriminals, hackers and other bad actors constantly probe organizations looking for an opportunity to strike. By blending Password Boss and AutoElevate into CyberFox, we’ll be able to combine resources and tap the deep MSP industry expertise that exists within the two companies. This gives both organizations the ability to quickly innovate and scale their solutions more effectively and efficiently.”

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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