It’s a Wrap! Here are 2018’s Top 10 Stories

2018 to 2019

2018 was a year of data breaches. As the year passed on, “another day, another data breach” became the mantra. Tackling various strains of ransomware, getting into the game with regulations around data privacy, and dealing with the new Windows updates, IT folks had a wild time in 2018.

Let’s look at the journey Kaseya had dealing with cybersecurity, compliance regulations and more.

Blog 1

How to Not Have a Meltdown over Meltdown: Just three days into the year, one of the year’s biggest security stories broke about the Meltdown and Spectre flaws in modern microprocessors. These vulnerabilities opened the door for an attacker to gain access to data such as passwords, encryption keys, and potentially even data from adjacent virtual systems co-located on the same server. Read in this blog how Kaseya Automation Exchange came to the rescue as automation engineers released an agent procedure that protected systems against the Meltdown vulnerabilities.

Blog 2

New VSA Release Delivers Deep Security and Integrated Cloud Storage: 2018 saw the release of a new version of VSA by Kaseya in the form of VSA 9.5. In fact, MSPs and other customers drove the design of the new second-generation product, said Kaseya Chief Product Officer Mike Puglia in an interview with ChannelE2E. This version has tighter integration with Kaseya BMS, the PSA solution. For more information on VSA 9.5 by Kaseya, visit

Blog 3

Kaseya Unified Backup Supports Rich Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity for MSP Clients: With the announcement of Kaseya Unified Backup, MSPs have the opportunity to provide enterprise-class backup services to clients, along with ransomware detection and cloud-based business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) services. Kaseya Unified Backup (KUB) is built directly into VSA, enabling MSPs to manage customer backups from a single screen.

Blog 4

Kaseya 2018 MSP Benchmark Survey: Five Takeaways: Every year Kaseya surveys managed service providers (MSPs). The resulting report is based on detailed data provided by owners and operators of nearly 900 MSP firms of all sizes spread across over 40 countries. The key findings include the most critical application used by MSPs, the importance of compliance, where MSPs stand in terms of security and more. For more details, read the report 2018 MSP Benchmark Survey.

Blog 5

Meet the Radical New World of Remote Monitoring and Management – RMM 2.0: 2018 saw Kaseya taking a generational leap in unifying endpoint and network management, and exponentially extending IT automation capabilities through crowdsourced automation. RMM 2.0 enables organizations to effectively manage their entire IT infrastructure via a single platform.

Blog 6

Why Strategic Growth Requires Overcoming ‘Technology Catch-22’: The “Technology Catch-22” is a common struggle for MSPs. It is a situation where MSPs fear moving to new technologies out of concern of disrupting their organizations and cost-related struggles. However, by not moving to new technologies, they miss the opportunity to grow their business. MSPs can overcome this “Catch-22” situation by leveraging next-generation solutions, which transform the business in an eminently positive way, driving strategic revenue and more than paying for themselves with impressive ROI.

Blog 7

MSP Clients’ Growing Needs (Part 1): With limited budgets and a shortage of in-house IT expertise, mid-market enterprises (MME) are turning to MSPs to manage their IT security needs. But are MSPs in sync with the demands of the mid-market? Read this blog if you are an MSP and are looking to increase your revenue-generating offerings.

Blog 8

Still Not GDPR Compliant? First Fines Expected By Year-End: The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect this year, and the first enforcement actions came sooner than many industry analysts expected. Facebook earned the maximum £500,000 for their data security lapse in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the global ridesharing giant Uber was hit with fines from both UK and Dutch data protection authorities for a breach where the personal data of up to 2.7 million UK customers was potentially exposed. Kaseya helps organizations understand, plan, and build GDPR compliance strategies with ease. Learn more about how the Kaseya Compliance Manager can help your organization achieve compliance and avoid GDPR fines here.

Blog 9

Installing Windows 10’s October Update – Kaseya Can Help: The Windows October 2018 update – also known as version 1809, saw many grave installation problems, such as missing files, incompatibility with drivers and freezing of screens. Watch this webinar to learn how Kaseya helps manage the uninterrupted installation of the Windows 10 update.

Blog 10

Recipe for MSP Success in 2019 Revealed!: Get ready for 2019! It is time for MSPs to look ahead and turn the coming year into one full of growth and continued success. Read this blog post to discover the various ingredients required to create and execute a delicious growth strategy.

Hope you enjoy our posts and are geared for 2019. We wish all our readers a very Happy New Year!

Divyarthini is a marketing professional with over 4 years of experience in the IT industry including 3 years of experience in Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Email Marketing.

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