Kaseya Buys Rover Apps: Cloud-based Tablet, Smartphone BYOD Security

Kaseya has acquired Rover Apps, which develops cloud-based security software for BYOD tablets, smartphones and mobile devices.

Joe Panettieri, Former Editorial Director

July 16, 2013

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Kaseya Buys Rover Apps: Cloud-based Tablet, Smartphone BYOD Security

Kaseya has acquired Rover Apps LLC, which develops cloud-based security solutions for tablets and smartphones and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend. The move, coupled with Kaseya’s buyout of Zyrion last week, pushes the company beyond PC and server management to application, mobile, cloud and hybrid-IT management. Moreover, the Rover Apps acquisition also raises questions about Kaseya’s existing Mobile Device Management (MDM) software. Here’s the update.

First, the big picture: Insight Venture Partners acquired Kaseya in June 2013, installing CEO Yogesh Gupta to succeeded Gerald Blackie. The move came around the time SolarWinds acquired N-able and AVG purchased Level Platforms. Instead of focusing on rivals, Kaseya’s Gupta promised to push the company toward mobile and cloud opportunities. The Rover Apps and Zyrion deals do exactly that.

About RoverApps

According to Kaseya, RoverApps develops cloud-based software that supports Mobile BYOD and centralized management of corporate apps and data on personal devices. The RoverApps platform, Kaseya says, offers:

  • Secure access to corporate applications, business email and document editing on mobile devices without any risk of corporate data leaks.

  • Isolation of business data from personal data on the mobile device.

  • Central management and control of users, policies and data access.

  • Central control of corporate data and the ability to wipe it clean on users’ devices, without affecting their personal data.

  • Complete security of the enterprise network from user-downloaded personal applications, because only secure containers can reach the enterprise network.

  • Same-day deployment allows businesses to immediately begin seeing the benefits of the solution.

Gupta was quick to say RoverApps will empower both MSPs and enterprise customers. Collectively, Kaseya said, Rover Apps combined with the Zyrion acquisition last week pushes Kaseya beyond traditional PC and server management to manage mobile, cloud and hybrid IT solutions.

The Rover Apps solution is available in two versions on a mobile device, Kaseya said:

  • Secure Web Browser for secure access to corporate intranets and web apps.

  • Secure Mobile Suite, which adds secure email, secure document access and editing.

We’re checking to see if or how the Rover Apps purchase will impact Kaseya’s existing Mobile Device Management (MDM) software.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. We’ll be back with more analysis soon.

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Joe Panettieri

Former Editorial Director, Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media

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