As the digital landscape evolves, so do the tools we use to navigate it. As of Q4 this year, Kaseya VSA 9.5 will be taking a step back, transitioning into a phase of Security & Sustain only. What does this mean for users? Simply put, there will be no new development on the Kaseya VSA 9.5 platform. While it will still be maintained for security and essential sustenance, the focus will shift to the next generation of the platform.
The Dawn of VSA-X: A Glimpse into the Future
Kaseya is not just stopping at VSA 9.5. They are gearing up for the future with VSA-X, which is currently in early access. This new platform promises a slew of features that were either absent or not fully optimized in its predecessor.
Mobile Device Management (MDM)
One of the most awaited features, MDM will be native to VSA-X, along with the ability to configure profiles directly within the interface, making device management a simple process.
Revamped Policy Configuration
Policies are promised to be much easier to configure than in 9.5. VSA-X brings a modernized policy configuration system that is not only simpler but also boasts a more intuitive user interface.
Manual Patch Approval & Deployment
With VSA-X, you get more control over endpoint patching. Manual Patching approvals and installation ensures that you decide what gets updated and when.
The easy 3PP interface is another feather in VSA-X’s cap, designed to enhance user experience and streamline operations.
VSA-X will offer a mobile application to manage endpoints on the go, offering basic yet essential functionalities like terminal and remote-control access.
Our Two Cents: Migrate with Caution
Change, while inevitable, should be approached with caution. If you’re considering migrating to VSA-X, our advice is straightforward: don’t rush. Before making the switch, ensure that the new platform aligns with all your needs. It’s also crucial to consider the maturity of the platform. While VSA-X promises a plethora of features, it’s still in its early stages. It might be wise to wait, watch, and then make an informed decision.
In conclusion, while Kaseya VSA 9.5’s sunset marks the end of an era, Kaseya VSA-X’s horizon promises a brighter future. However, as with all transitions, it’s essential to move forward with both excitement and caution.