Kaseya has acquired 365 Command, a solution enabling IT organizations and MSPs to manage and administer the Microsoft Office 365 cloud application suite.
With this acquisition, Kaseya adds cloud application management that complements its larger portfolio of IT systems monitoring and management for on-premise, cloud and mobile infrastructure, all available via the Kaseya channel partner program.
365 Command replaces the command line interface of Windows PowerShell with a rich Web-based interface, eliminating the need for PowerShell scripting for common management tasks and boosting usability. It also provides reporting for real-time visibility into the environment for simplified management and decision-making support.
“Office 365 is exploding in popularity. With this growth, mid-market organizations and MSPs are scrambling for a better and more efficient way to manage these applications,” said Yogesh Gupta, president and CEO of Kaseya. “This acquisition gives Kaseya yet another powerful tool in its arsenal to help our customers dramatically simplify management of their IT environments, and to make managing today’s modern infrastructure and applications seamless for organizations.”
In terms of specific functionality, the product also offers the Exchange Migrator for easy migration from on-premise Exchange to Office 365, with intuitive dashboards that provide a quick overview of the Exchange environment.
Mailbox templates that enable centralized application of settings to groups of mailboxes governing retention, mailbox access methods, regional options, quotas and so on. It offers mailbox permissions controls at the mailbox or folder level, mailbox conversion between free and licensed and vice versa, and reporting on mailboxes, groups, mobile devices, permissions, licensing and more.
Advanced user management includes password reset with options, distribution group management at user or group level, and purging of deleted users; the ability for MSPs to manage all of their Office 365 clients through a single login; and granular access control which allows users of the system to only perform the tasks that they have been granted access to.
And finally, it also includes mobile device access monitoring – a device types table lists all the devices owned by the Office 365 user and allows administrators to view details associated with each device, including drill downs to details like sync time and device access state.
“I love 365 Command and use the tool frequently,” said Bill Richardson, director of IT at Maverick Funding Corp. “It saves us significant time in administering Office 365. I would be lost without it at this point.”