Kaseya Announces Industry’s First Cloud-Based ID as a Service (IDaaS) Solution for MSPs

New Universal Directory enables MSPs to standardize IAM processes ensuring the highest level of client security for both local and cloud-based applications

SAN DIEGO – May 5, 2016 – Kaseya®, the leading provider of complete IT management solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and small to midsized businesses, today announced the immediate availability of Kaseya AuthAnvil On-Demand, its cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) solution. Kaseya AuthAnvil incorporates the first and only Universal Directory enabling MSPs to manage all of their customer IAM needs in a comprehensive, standard and consistent fashion while seamlessly supporting the broad mix of directory management technologies deployed in their customer base.

According to Kaseya’s 2016 Global MSP Pricing Survey, high-growth MSPs consider security services as a key competitive advantage to enable them to address their client’s number one concern, which is “heightened security risks”. The release of AuthAnvil On-Demand enables MSPs to empower their customers to gain authenticated and secure access to both on-premise and cloud applications from virtually any device.

The AuthAnvil On-Demand authentication suite consists of:

  • Multifactor Authentication (MFA): Delivering an unprecedented level of identity assurance by validating access is only permitted by authorized users. Access to devices and applications can be unlocked with popular mobile devices like iPhone®, and Android® as well as popular Universal Second Factor (U2F) hardware key technology from companies like Yubico®
  • Single Sign-On (SSO): Enabling users to sign-on once to access all their working web applications. It is integrated with MFA to verify identity and with Password Management to automate the login process, and makes provisioning and de-provisioning users a snap.
  • Universal Directory: Enabling a cloud-based directory service to allow for a single source of truth when it comes to providing attribute-based identity management to staff and customers. Allows enterprise-class federated access to cloud applications at any scale, even when customer networks are not online or available on the Internet.

MSPs can utilize AuthAnvil On-Demand to:

  • Add standalone custom branded IDaaS service offerings to offer best-in-class MFA, Password Management, and SSO for cloud services such as Salesforce.com, Dropbox, Office365, as well as on-premise applications like SharePoint, Exchange and Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Create comprehensive user-based security offerings incorporating IDaaS, anti-virus, anti-malware, and cloud-based backup offerings from Kaseya’s broad portfolio of industry leading MSP solutions.
  • Harden the security of their internal client operations center by restricting access to client management tools, strengthening and protecting client passwords, and immediately terminating access privileges for former employees.

AuthAnvil On-Demand is deployed on the Microsoft Azure Cloud, which is one of the largest and most scalable public clouds in the world. The Azure platform enables AuthAnvil On-Demand to be compliant with a broad set of international and industry specific standards, such as ISO 27001, SOC 1 and SOC 2. Kaseya AuthAnvil On-Demand is available across the entire global Azure network and was launched with dedicated PODS in North America and Europe.

To learn more about the new Kaseya AuthAnvil release, please visit: www.authanvil.com

Supporting Quotes

“I&T was an early adopter of Kaseya’s AuthAnvil two factor authentication and single sign on,” said Paul Cissel, CEO for Internet & Telephone, a New England-based Managed Service Provider serving customers spread across 38 different states and 14 different countries. “Our customers have significantly upgraded their level of security when we implemented these solutions. Cloud based universal directory rounds out the complete solution for us and makes IDaaS an interesting proposition.”

“The IDaaS market is expected to double over the next two years representing an area of explosive growth,” said Mike Puglia, chief product officer for Kaseya. “AuthAnvil On- Demand empowers MSPs to capture this opportunity and rapidly build and deploy profitable service offerings in the end-user security space.”

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Kaseya is the leading provider of unified IT & security management software for IT professionals in managed service providers (MSPs) and mid-market enterprises (MMEs). Through its customer-centric approach and renowned support, Kaseya delivers best-in-breed technologies that empower organizations to seamlessly manage IT infrastructure, secure networks, backup critical data, manage service operations, and grow their businesses. Kaseya offers a broad array of IT management solutions, including well-known names: Kaseya, Datto, IT Glue, RapidFire Tools, Unitrends, Spanning Cloud Apps, TruMethods, ID Agent, Graphus and RocketCyber. These innovative solutions fuel Kaseya’s IT Complete platform, which is designed to maximize efficiencies and enable businesses through a single pane of glass. IT Complete empowers IT professionals to centrally command hardware, software, security, data, compliance, operations and more from within a comprehensive, integrated, intelligent (AI utilization-optimized), and affordable platform. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Kaseya is privately held with a global presence in over 25 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.kaseya.com/.