Kaseya Foundation Fills Entry-Level Cloud Price Niche
IT systems management software provider Kaseya is expanding its product line to offer a new entry-level cloud-based IT systems management solution called Foundation. The idea is to provide an administrator-based pricing model that lets IT pros add basic IT automation at an affordable price. The new offering joins Kaseya’s existing cloud-based offerings, Essentials and Advanced, to offer something for each segment of the IT administrator market. In addition, Kaseya is rolling out a self-serve 24×7 ecommerce option available at the company’s website. Here are the details
Kaseya’s Bob Davis, chief marketing officer, says Kaseya decided to develop Foundation after hearing from IT departments and service providers who wanted more efficient break-fix but weren’t looking for a full IT automation solution.
Kaseya’s cloud-based Foundation bundle offers a portion of the Kaseya platform with pre-configured content and policies. Foundation also provides options to add on antivirus and data backup modules. The base bundle includes the following:
- Per administrator pricing, unlimited seats
- Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and Blackberry Device support
- Remote Control
- Audit and Inventory
- Reports and Dashboards
- Windows Patch Updates
- Standard Policies
The solution is available as of today on either an annual subscription or monthly pay-as-you-go model, just like Kaseya’s existing solutions, Essentials and Advanced.
Kaseya’s existing Essentials solution is a step up from Foundation, offering options including the ability to create custom policies and schedules with optional add-on modules.
Kaseya’s Advanced solution is designed for the experienced IT professional and managed service provider who needs advanced automation, compliance, monitoring, and ITIL Service Desk templates.
Kaseya’s Foundation announcement comes a month and a half after its Kaseya Connect Users Conference which welcomed many cloud service providers in addition to managed service providers. We’ll be watching further Kaseya developments and keeping you up to date here.