Kaseya acquires Rover Apps

Acquisition extends security of mobile BYOD, enables cloud-based central management of corporate apps and data on personal devices


About Rover Apps

For companies competing in fast-moving industries that demand on-the-run responsiveness, Rover Apps securely extends multiple enterprise data sources to mobile users’ smartphones and tablets. A full, enterprise-grade mobile platform, Rover meets the expectations of even the most demanding IT departments with respect to security, real-time integration between mobile devices and back-end systems, alignment with current workflows and ease of deployment within a scalable, centrally managed architecture. Rover’s “build-once, deploy-to-many” platform is available direct from Rover and through select channel partners. For more information, visit roverapps.com.

About Kaseya

Kaseya is a leading global provider of IT service management software. It is the industry’s only vendor to provide a complete IT service management cloud solution, along with an on-premises solution built on the same core technology. Kaseya solutions are in use by more than 10,000 worldwide customers. Its technology empowers any sized IT operation — from individual IT professionals at small-to-medium sized businesses to large corporations and IT service providers — to proactively manage and control IT assets remotely, easily and efficiently from one integrated Web-based platform. Kaseya solutions are used in a wide variety of industries, from healthcare to education, finance, government and more. The company is privately held with over 30 offices in 23 countries. To learn more, please visit www.kaseya.com.

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – July 16, 2013 – Kaseya, a leading provider of IT service management software, announced today that it has completed the purchase of Rover Apps, LLC, a provider of innovative cloud solutions that enable users to securely work with enterprise resources using their personal devices without giving up complete control of the device to the enterprise. Terms of the acquisition are undisclosed.

This acquisition enables Kaseya to provide market-leading security for mobile BYOD users using a secure “containerized” approach. MSPs and enterprises can now secure their corporate information on mobile devices without affecting users’ personal data. Capabilities of the Rover Apps solution include:

· 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.

“Our acquisition of Rover Apps enables us to deliver a comprehensive and unique solution to address the mobile BYOD security and management needs of our MSP and enterprise customers,” says Yogesh Gupta, CEO of Kaseya. “Business is rightfully concerned about the security of its corporate data and networks when users access business systems using their personal mobile devices. And users do not want to give IT departments the ability to control and destroy personal information on the devices they own. The containerised approach of our solution perfectly satisfies the needs of both constituents.”

“We are excited to join the Kaseya family and offer our customers the benefits of the easily deployed Rover platform. This pairing will allow us to reach the broad population of BYOD mobile users in the markets Kaseya serves, bringing them a simple, secure means of managing company data on popular mobile platforms,” says Jonathan Foulkes, CEO of Rover Apps.

“Kaseya has established itself as a highly successful systems and service management solution provider with more than 10 000 customers globally,” says Dennis Drogseth, vice president of Enterprise Management Associates. “The Rover Apps acquisition is an innovative complement to Kaseya’s strengths in mobile device management and IT service management with clear user appeal. Collectively, Rover Apps combined with the Zyrion acquisition the week before reflects a significant expansion of Kaseya’s footprint towards a far more multi-dimensional provider of service and mobile management solutions with an eye to cloud/hybrid and consumer-driven IT.”

“We partnered with Rover Apps because they provide a missing piece that IT departments need to enable mobile workforces,” says Danny Ryan, co-founder and VP of business development at social systems integrator ThreeWill. “Rover is the easiest and most secure approach that we have found for extending BYOD access to information that would otherwise stay locked-up in enterprise systems like SharePoint. They’re a great fit for Kaseya and the MSP market.”

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

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

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

Both versions require the Rover Gateway, which installs on a server and manages users and security policies. Communication between the Rover Gateway and Secure Container Suite occur over a private, encrypted communication channel that makes VPNs optional and requires no changes to firewall configurations.

This entry was posted in Business. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply