Tech Data Provides Cloud-Connected Security and Storage through Agreement with Barracuda Networks
Barracuda’s Solutions Immediately Available through Tech Data’s Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Division
CLEARWATER, Fla. (May 19, 2015) – Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) today announced an agreement with Barracuda Networks (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT, to provide the company’s full portfolio of products to Tech Data’s channel of solution providers in the United States. Barracuda products, including content security, network and application security, and storage, are available immediately through Tech Data’s Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division.
“Barracuda has become a recognized trusted partner in the IT industry and we are pleased to welcome them to Tech Data’s solutions portfolio,” said Pete Peterson, senior vice president, Global Business Development at Tech Data. “Barracuda represents the kind of disruptive, high-growth vendor partner that Tech Data seeks to provide for its resellers and we look forward to a long, mutually successful relationship.”
Barracuda provides powerful, easy-to-use security and storage solutions that help end users address security threats, improve network performance, and protect and store data. Barracuda’s product suite is built using architecture that can eliminate additional infrastructure and staff costs and accelerate the deployment process—allowing IT staff to focus on more strategic projects and reduce the risk of failed deployment. Its product suite is also built on a common platform, with common management and common interface, that is easy to install and manage, enabling solution providers to quickly and efficiently get their customers up and running.
“Tech Data has vast reach into the reseller community, and we are thrilled to add them to our channel and extend the market availability of our award-winning security and storage solutions," said Michael Hughes, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales at Barracuda. "Barracuda has experienced tremendous technology innovation the past year—with more new product introductions than any time in our history—and this relationship provides Tech Data resellers access to our complete product suite of appliances, virtual appliances, SaaS and cloud options."
Barracuda’s solutions are designed specifically for mid-market IT professionals who seek to benefit from current and emerging trends in IT, including cloud computing, virtualization, the proliferation of mobile devices, and the associated explosion of data. Barracuda’s Total Threat Protection initiative is designed to protect customers across every threat vector (email, web, users, applications, network), and its Data Protection Plus initiative is designed to enable productivity while protecting and storing information for customers. Highlighted solutions now available to Tech Data’s reseller community include:
- Barracuda Firewall: next-generation firewall featuring application control and user identity in an affordable, all-inclusive pricing model with no per-use, per-module or VPN license fees
- Barracuda Spam Firewall: comprehensive email content security to manage all inbound and outbound traffic to stop email-borne threats and data leaks
- Barracuda Web Filter: secure web gateway featuring spyware, malware and virus protection, with a powerful policy and reporting engine to stop web-borne attacks, lost productivity, and misused bandwidth
- Barracuda Backup: cloud-integrated solution for protecting physical and virtual environments, including all software, appliance and offsite replication
- Barracuda Message Archiver: cloud-connected appliance designed for organizations looking to reduce their email storage requirements and boost user productivity with mobile or desktop access to any email ever sent or received
- CudaSign: award-winning eSignature solution with options to use as appliance or virtual appliance on-premises or cloud service
For a complete listing of Barracuda’s products, visit https://www.barracuda.com/products/.
“We are excited to add Barracuda to our AIS portfolio, giving our partners access to their powerful and simplified solutions,” said Chuck Bartlett, senior vice president, AIS at Tech Data. “As cyberattacks continue to make headlines and data security remains at the forefront of our industry, it’s important to have access to effective solutions that are easy to deploy. Barracuda’s award-winning, cloud-connected product suite and high-velocity business model will be a value-add for our solution providers.”
Barracuda has an attractive partner program—rated “5-Star” by The Channel Company’s CRN® 2015 Partner Program Guide—complete with deal registration to reward partner-generated opportunities, discounts on certain product families, and increased purchase limits to use towards solutions and training. The company continues to gain recognition and industry praise, most recently honored as one of CRN’s 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors and 20 Coolest Storage Vendors of 2015; SC Magazine Reader Trust Award for Barracuda Firewall; and Tech & Learning Excellence Awards for Barracuda Firewall, Barracuda Spam Firewall, Barracuda Web Filter, Barracuda Backup, Barracuda Message Archiver, Barracuda Copy and CudaSign.
Tech Data will use Barracuda’s CudaSign e-signature solution to onboard new resellers. For an introductory video on becoming a Barracuda partner, click here. To speak with an AIS representative at Tech Data about Barracuda products, call (800) 237-8931, ext. 75163 or email Barracuda@techdata.com.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Barracuda Networks
Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) 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.