We will probably use it. We already offer a managed AV service using AVG and a central console. so converting to an integrated KES solution is a nice option.
My only concerns are:
1) The pricing is not as aggressive as I had hoped. For those using other AV, it may seem cheap. But AVG has ALWAYS been cheap. And since we are an AVG reseller, we get an extra 20-30% off list price. And AVG 2-year subscription prices are REALLY cheap. I'll actually be paying more for KES even though I'll be buying a larger quantity of licenses upfront. So we're just weighing the extra benefit of the KES integration versus the extra cost.
2) We started deploying AVG's anti-malware solution when it was released last year (it was integrated after they acquired a great product from Ewido). However, while AVG was always one of the fastest, least impact AV solutions over the years. But when they added the spyware component, low-end and mid-range workstations started really slowing down and users immediately started complaining. We downgraded everyone back to just anti-virus and users stopped complaining. So we asked Grisoft for a refund and we've been running just anti-virus since that time. We use a spybot scan for spyware protection (along with anti-spyware firewalls, etc.). To be fair, maybe they've improved performance in the past 6 months. But it is one of our concerns that we'll need to test before we commit to it because KES only offers the full anti-malware (withanti-spyware)solution, not just the anti-virus solution.
That makes absolutely no sense, shouldn't we the MSP's be able to test it out before we have the opporunity to buy the product, I mean I want to see what this product can do, and I would like to see before it is released, I heard there is going to be a discount, but is the discount only going to be valid for a week?
they need to give us more of a heads up on these things, and treat their customers a little better.
I mean come on Kaseya - We buy and use your product, we are your Customers, and have made substatial investment in your company by buying licenses for your products. and if you want more business we need to come to some kind of an agreement on how it is that you want us - your customers to evaluate and use products.
I believe it is slated to release by June 15th. We are in beta and I believe that this projection is possible.
I also believe the promotion lasts until June 30th. That gives you two weeks to try it and commit to a purchase. I know that isn't too long, but I think it's doable.
Would you mind sharing your thoughts on the product? How long have you been using it?