GFI MAX: Hosted SMB Solutions for Managed Services ProvidersGFI MAX: Hosted SMB Solutions for Managed Services Providers
Sponsored Video: In recent years, GFI Software has
January 28, 2011
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alistair_forbes_GFI_MaxSponsored Video: In recent years, GFI Software has been in acquisition mode. Major areas of focus include the GFI MAX family of hosted solutions for MSPs and VARs in the SMB market. The GFI MAX portfolio has grown to include GFI MAX RemoteManagement, GFI MAX MailProtection and GFI MAX MailEdge. But how exactly is GFI MAX working with MSPs and solutions providers? Alistair Forbes, general manager of GFI MAX, shares some answers in this MSPmentor FastChat Video.
First, the big picture: GFI MAX has generated exponential growth since 2009, according to CEO Walter Scott. The company caught our attention with the 2009 buyout of HoundDog Technology Ltd — which became the foundation for GFI MAX RemoteManagement. By 2010, GFI MAX had expanded is portfolio to include the GFI MAX MailProtection and GFI MAX MailEdge solutions.
Admittedly, the RMM (remote monitoring and management) and anti-spam markets are extremely competitive. But both Scott and Forbes sound extremely confident; Scott notes that GFI MAX has attracted 3,000 partners. And in the following FastChat Video, Forbes describes how GFI MAX's hosted model allows MSPs to quickly leverage SaaS services:
So what's next for GFI MAX? Off camera, Forbes noted that the MSPs increasingly leverage cross-platform integration between the remote management and mail protection solutions. The idea is to empower MSPs with a single GFI MAX dashboard for a growing portfolio of managed and SaaS services. And that reality is already happening, Forbes adds.
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