OnSSI Sues Milestone

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 13, 2016

The battle between OnSSI and Milestone is now going to court.

In 2015, OnSSI acquired Seetec and later that year, OnSSI terminated selling Milestone powered VMS licenses. However, there are thousands of customers caught in between.

In this note, we examine why OnSSI is suing Milestone and what Milestone's response is, provided to IPVM.

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