Wednesday, June 12, 2013

AVG Buys Level Platforms

Just got a note over the transom:

Our friends at AVG have acquired the business of Level Platforms.

The most obvious move here is that AVG will forever be embedded in the LPI RMM tool. I assume that includes anti-virus for mobile devices. That's not a huge problem right now, but the day is coming ...

Here's their announcement:

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AVG Technologies Acquires the Business of LPI Level Platforms  


Wednesday, June 12th
We are excited to announce that, today, we have acquired the business of LPI Level Platforms, makers of Managed Workplace®, a leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) software platform.

We've made this acquisition for a variety of reasons. One of the most important is our commitment to listen closely to the needs of you, our partner.  Since its release, many of you have asked us to add fully-integrated RMM features and functionality to AVG CloudCare™.  This acquisition reaffirms our commitment to providing features and functions you've requested, leveraging mature, industry-leading technology to do so.

Adding Managed Workplace to the AVG product line will give you access to one of the most comprehensive, innovative, high-quality and high-performance platforms for managing small business IT in the industry.  AVG will carry on investing in R&D as well as sales and marketing resources in Level Platforms’ software to make sure it becomes the worldwide platform of choice for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) with small business customers.

The convergence of IT management and security is a natural evolution, particularly in IT services and the wider SMB market.  It was important to us to ensure that the product and management teams inside a prospective RMM and platform company share our own vision, agility, and determination to build the best possible IT management platform we can for the SMB market, and I'm pleased to tell you the team at Level Platforms absolutely does.

Over the next few weeks we will begin updating you on the specific details and follow-up activities as they become available.

Thank you for trusting AVG.  As always, feel free to contact me directly with any comments and concerns (or to share your excitement with me!)

Best Regards,

Luke Walling
VP, Sales and Operations
AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
luke.walling@avg.com

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I look forward to finding out what cool new things these two companies will come up with.
:-)

2 comments:

  1. And we look forward to sharing all the cool stuff to come!

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  2. Anonymous12:53 PM

    Hopefully this doesn't wind up feeling the same way the ConnectWise/LabTech/Quosal partnership feels...

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