Three Barracuda Executives Honored by CRN® for Leadership in the Channel

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Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda’s Erin Shaw-Crowley and Lindsay Faria, and Barracuda’s Lindsey Westbrook recognized for driving partner success through sales enablement, marketing, and education

Campbell, Calif., May 18, 2017Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Erin Shaw Crowley, Marketing Manager for Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda; Lindsay Faria, Director of Partner Marketing for Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda; and, Lindsey Westbrook, Senior Channel Program Manager for Barracuda to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. All three leaders are making their debut this year, and Faria is also being recognized by CRN on the “Up & Comers” list, which identifies rising stars whose initiative and creative thinking have positioned their companies for success and are helping to shape the future of the IT channel.

The 2017 Women of the Channel list is comprised of female executives in the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation. CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

During the past year, as Marketing Manager for Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda, Erin Shaw Crowley has focused her efforts on using event marketing to help demonstrate the breadth and depth of Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda’s product offerings that now include a broad array of data protection and security solutions. In 2016, Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda sponsored more events, which led to roughly 50 percent year-over-year growth in event-driven deals and helped increase the MSP business significantly.

As Director of Partner Marketing for Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda, Lindsay Faria leads her team in providing tools, resources, and content that enable MSP customers to be more successful and ultimately grow their businesses. Some of her key accomplishments during the past year have been adding new rebrandable marketing and sales enablement materials to the Intronis Partner Toolkit; spearheading the first ever Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda “Marketing Masters Awards” Program to help encourage the sharing of best practices among MSP partners; and facilitating partner communications around Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda’s new product launches to encourage solution adoption and upsells within the MSP partner base.

Lindsey Westbrook has been with Barracuda for five years. She began her career there as a junior account manager, traveling across the U.S. educating sales representatives on Barracuda’s diverse portfolio of products and solutions. Today, as Senior Channel Program Manager for Barracuda, Westbrook covers national accounts and program management for the company’s North American channel. Some of her key accomplishments in this role during the past year have been establishing a quarterly cadence webinar series that helped increase partner attendance by more than 20 percent; streamlining communications with channel partners to focus on sales enablement; and simplifying Barracuda’s partner newsletter into a more consumable form while increasing the readership by more than 13 percent.

“Over the past year, Erin, Lindsay, and Lindsey have all demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment to driving the success of our channel partners and serving as a powerful voice for our growing community of traditional VARs and MSPs, and we congratulate them on this tremendous honor,” said Brian Babineau, General Manager, MSP Solutions, at Barracuda. “All of our partners experience the positive impact that all of our great employees contribute daily, including Erin Shaw, Lindsay Faria, and Lindsey Westbrook.”

“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships, and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”

The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.

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About Intronis MSP Solutions
Intronis MSP Solutions provides security and data protection for businesses, delivered exclusively through the IT channel. Intronis enables MSPs to centrally deploy and manage a broad portfolio of services — protecting business-critical files, folders, email, applications, and servers, locally and in the cloud — through a rebrandable console that integrates with major RMM and PSA tools. MSPs benefit from fixed pricing plans and partner enablement tools that help MSPs accelerate growth and profits. To learn more about Intronis MSP Solutions, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and read the Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery Blog.

About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. 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 barracuda.com.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com 

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