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N-Able CEO Pagliuca: This Isn’t ‘Your Grandad’s N-able. This Is N-able 2.0’

Joseph F. Kovar

‘The common thread is a focus on partnership. That’s what we built our reputation on a couple of decades ago. And that’s what we continue to build our reputation on. That’s why we went back to the N-able name,’ says N-able CEO John Pagliuca following the company’s IPO.

An IPO And A Promise To Keep Focus On Security

July 20 turned out to be an interesting day for N-able. The Ottawa, Ontario-based provider of an MSP stack featuring integrated monitoring, management, security and ticketing completed its IPO and closed its eight-year-long chapter as a part of SolarWinds.

For N-able CEO John Pagliuca, the day was memorable not only because of the IPO and not only because he got to ring the NYSE bell after his company’s first trade. No, he actually broke the gavel he used to ring the bell and said it was because of the energy he gets from his employees. “We‘re breaking into a new chapter of our business,” he told CRN.

By spinning out of SolarWinds and going public, Pagliuca said N-able will be better able to serve its MSP base. “By giving a little bit more focus on each of the businesses, the SolarWinds business and the N-able business, we can deliver better results and produce more for our MSP partners,” he said.

However, much of the conversation between Pagliuca and CRN revolved around security, which has become particularly important to the MSP community in the wake of the ransomware attacks via Kaseya and other attacks targeting MSPs. Pagliuca said security is a primary focus for N-able, which is looking make sure its MSPs have a layered security defense.

Here is what Pagliuca had to say about security, the IPO and more.

 

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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