New 24/7/365 Monitoring and Management Professional Services Simplify Security and Data Protection
Campbell, Calif. – June 06, 2017 – Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) today announced the introduction of two new MSP Professional Services offerings to complement the MSP editions of the Barracuda NextGen Firewall and the Barracuda Backup Appliance. Now available, the new Managed Firewall and Managed Backup Appliance services expand on Barracuda’s award-winning technology solutions through 24/7/365 monitoring and management, enabling MSPs to offer security and data protection to customers while freeing up and supplementing their MSP team.
The Managed Firewall service offering works in conjunction with Barracuda NextGen Firewall – Intronis MSP Edition and offers 24/7/365 security event management, notification of any qualified threat and its remediation, and alerts about any communication disruptions from onsite equipment to the MSP Solutions monitoring system. With the new service, MSPs can offer next-generation firewall capabilities to their customers, including advanced threat protection, traffic optimization, and intrusion detection and prevention. Time spent on migration or configuration of the firewall or training technicians on how to manage the firewall is reduced, saving valuable time and resources.
The new Managed Backup Appliance service offering handles the configuration of backups for Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition, based on the preferences of the MSP and its customers. It offers flexible backup for both on-premises and cloud deployments, faster recovery times, and image and file replication to a secondary appliance or to the Barracuda Cloud for offsite protection. As part of the new service, technicians monitor backups on a 24/7/365 basis, perform corrective action on failed backups, and notify the MSP of any communications disruptions from on-site equipment to the MSP Solutions monitoring system. Additionally, MSP Solutions technicians can run a full restore upon request.
As with the team’s other MSP services offerings, MSPs receive a monthly consolidated report they can use to help facilitate regular reviews with their customers and help illustrate the value of their services.
“Managing the routine backup, disaster recovery, and security services businesses require to keep their data safe and secure can take valuable time away from MSPs that could be spent on more strategic and revenue-generating activities,” said Brian Babineau, General Manager, MSP Solutions, at Barracuda. “To help our MSP partners improve customer service levels, maximize tech utilization, and spend less time watching and reacting to dashboards and alerts, we’ve expanded our services offerings to include options for Managed Backup Appliances and Managed Firewalls. These offerings, along with our Managed Backup services for our ECHOplatform, are designed to help MSPs increase efficiency.”
Dylan Minter of Nardi Minter Consulting has already successfully tapped into the new Managed Firewall services to bring expanded security offerings to customers. “The team is very knowledgeable about the product, and I feel like they’ll always come through for me,” Minter says.
For more information on the Professional Services offerings, visit http://barracudamsp.com/professional-services/
About Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda
As the MSP-focused business group of Barracuda Networks, Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda provides security and data protection for businesses, delivered through the IT channel. Using the group’s MSP-optimized solutions, MSPs are able 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 by Barracuda, follow the team 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 deployment configurations. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data protection. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com.
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