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Datto Acquires Open Mesh and Launches Datto Networking, Enabling Datto Partners to Deliver Compelling New Managed Networking Services

Datto the leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world, announced the acquisition of Open Mesh, an innovator of cloud-based networking solutions. The acquisition furthers Datto’s vision to provide the most comprehensive set of data protection solutions to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) worldwide.

The Open Mesh wireless access point and ethernet switching technologies will join the existing Datto Networking Appliance to create the Datto Networking

line of products, optimized for small-to-medium sized businesses and delivered exclusively through Datto’s global network of Managed Service Provider partners. Open Mesh was represented in the transaction by Pacific Crest Securities, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With Datto’s launch of Datto Networking, a complete collection of high performance, fully integrated networking solutions, MSPs can offer customers total peace of mind that their data is both protected and available at all times. Complete networks can now be deployed in a matter of minutes, delivering secure and highly reliable network services at scale. Fully managed in the cloud, Datto Networking features total network continuity, scalability and redundancy, with always-connected WiFi and fully integrated 4G LTE failover and comprehensive unified threat management services.

“Open Mesh’s team, solutions and commitment to the channel make it a perfect fit for Datto as we continue to expand our offerings to cover the spectrum of data availability and connectivity which starts with a company’s network,” said Austin McChord, CEO and founder of Datto. “Companies simply can’t afford downtime. Our acquisition of Open Mesh and our expanded Datto Networking line gives our MSP partners even more opportunity to provide value to their customers.”

Open Mesh is a global company that provides professional, cost-effective wireless networking solutions to IT service providers and integrators, managing more than 90,000 networks and serving millions of wireless users monthly. The company offers a full range of access points and ethernet switches coupled with the market leading CloudTrax cloud management platform. The entire Open Mesh team will join Datto as a subsidiary company and will maintain its Portland, Oregon headquarters and worldwide distribution networks.

"The most critical aspects of work are moving to online applications and mobile devices, which means any lapse in connectivity can result in instant negative impact on the business,” said Michael Burmeister-Brown, founder of Open Mesh. “We started our company to build networking solutions that are incredibly easy to install, easy to manage across multiple sites, and robust enough to keep the network up no matter what happens. We found a partner with a common vision in Datto, and we embrace the opportunity to bring networking solutions to our shared customer base around the world."

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