Barracuda Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2015 Partner Program Guide
5-Star Rating is Based on Barracuda’s Newly Designed Partner Program, Announced on April 7, 2015
Campbell, Calif. (April 9, 2015) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN® 2015 Partner Program Guide. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
Barracuda’s Partner Program provides channel partners with a number of rich program offerings, benefits and services to help Barracuda channel partners enhance their businesses.
Barracuda’s Partner Program highlights include:
- Sales support - deal registration, priority support, product promotions, online demos, joint account calls and more.
- Product education and training - both on-site and web-based training through Barracuda University, monthly partner newsletter, technical webinars and demos.
- Marketing support - lead generation, discounted not for resale evaluation units, co-op and joint campaigns.
- New MSP Program available for approved, qualifying partners expands partner services for Barracuda NG Firewall and Barracuda Backup.
“Our partners provide us with an extra set of eyes and ears while working closely with customers to help solve challenges and provide us with valuable feedback,” said Michael Hughes, SVP Worldwide Sales, Barracuda. “Our new program is designed to provide partners with the necessary economics, resources and technology to enable their businesses. Any success we have with our program and across the channel landscape is because of our partners.”
“Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendors deliver the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”
Being named a 2015 5-Star Partner Program by CRN caps off an exciting past few months for Barracuda in the channel as it was also named a CRN Channel Champion in the Cloud Backup and Recovery category, as well as earning a place on CRN’s list of the Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2015 and Michael Hughes, Barracuda’s SVP of Worldwide Sales was once again recognized as a CRN Channel Chief.
“As we work to grow and expand our business, it’s important to work with vendors who share our same goals,” said, John Kelly, President, Sequris Group, a Barracuda partner. “We need to be able to secure our customers’ networks with solutions that are capable of handling a variety of deployment possibilities. Barracuda understands that each customer network is different, and offers flexible security solutions to help us successfully solve modern IT challenges.”
The 2015 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com. You can find more information on Barracuda’s 5-Star Partner Program and other CRN accolades by following the links below:
- 5-Star Partner Program - http://cuda.co/fivestar
- Channel Champion - http://cuda.co/channelchamp
- Channel Chief - http://cuda.co/chief
- Coolest Cloud Computing vendors - http://cuda.co/coolestcloud
About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud, and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit www.barracuda.com.
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About The Channel Company
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