Kaseya is seeking to hire security operations center (SOC) analysts as part of an aggressive hiring plan at the MSP software provider.
The overall plan calls for Kaseya to hire 500 employees in its Miami office by the end of 2022. The hiring effort will involve sales, marketing, customer support and technical roles that extend beyond Miami to Las Vegas, Vancouver and Dublin.
The SOC hiring push comes after Kaseya acquired RocketCyber in February 2021. The deal tucked MDR (managed detection and response) and SOC as a Service (SOCaaS) capabilities into Kaseya's overall MSP software business. RocketCyber has 11 employees listed on LinkedIn as of May 2021.
Leveraging that foundation, Kaseya is building out a managed SOC in Miami to offer MSP partners 24x7 surveillance by cybersecurity analysts who "detect and respond to threats across endpoints, networks and the cloud," the company says.
Kaseya Acquires Multiple Security Technology Companies
Led by CEO Fred Voccola, Kaseya is perhaps best known for its MSP-focused IT monitoring and business automation software. But the company, backed by private equity firms Insight Venture Partners and TPG, has extended Kaseya beyond remote monitoring and management (RMM) software into data protection, backup and disaster recovery (BDR), professional services automation (PSA), and multiple security sectors.
Indeed, security-centric Kaseya acquisitions have included:
- August 2020: Graphus for cloud-based email security and phishing defenses;
- May 2019: ID Agent for dark web monitoring; and
- September 2018: RapidFire Tools for network and security assessments.
Kaseya's rivals have also been making security-related moves. Examples include:
- ConnectWise acquiring Perch Security and StratoZen;
- Datto acquiring BitDam and adding anti-ransomware capabilities to its RMM platform;
- N-able partnering with SentinelOne for endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions; and
- NinjaRMM hiring cybersecurity professionals as part of a red team threat hunting build-out.
Kaseya Confirms Hiring Plans, Explores Potential IPO
Next up, Kaseya hopes to add at least 50 new associate/graduate hires by the end of June 2021 for positions in technical support and account management.
Meanwhile, Kaseya may be on a path toward a potential IPO. During 2020, Voccola strongly suggested that Kaseya would be a publicly held business in late 2021.
Another step in that potential journey is about to be completed: By the end of May of 2021, Kaseya’s internal business and financial controls will reach key milestones in case the company wants to pursue public markets later this year, Voccola told ChannelE2E when Kaseya acquired TruMethods in early May 2020.