Recognized in the 2017 CRN Partner Program Guide, the company ranks among the IT channel’s top partner programs
Campbell, Calif., April 10, 2017 – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has awarded Barracuda with 5-Star ratings in the 2017 Partner Program Guide for both its traditional channel and Intronis MSP Solutions programs. This is the fifth year in a row that both programs have been given a 5-Star rating from CRN.
The annual CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. To determine the 2017 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.
By joining Barracuda’s Partner Program, channel partners receive a number of tools designed to help sell and support Barracuda solutions. Some key components of the program include:
-Sales support, including deal registration, priority support, product promotions, online demos, joint account calls and more.
-Product education and training, which includes both on-site and web-based training through Barracuda University, monthly partner newsletter, technical webinars and demos.
-Marketing support, including lead generation, discounted not for resale evaluation units, co-op and joint campaigns.
Established in 2008, the Intronis Partner Program empowers MSPs to accelerate their growth in terms of their revenue, number of customers, and cloud initiatives. Key program elements include:
-The Intronis Partner Success organization, which combines comprehensive onboarding, award-winning technical support, and dedicated account managers to ensure that all MSP Partners are poised for success.
-Intronis MSP Solutions Partner Toolkit, which offers MSPs rebrandable email templates, presentations, datasheets, and competitive comparison materials, as well as “Event in a Box” materials consisting of full event support including planning checklists, invitation templates, and rebrandable presentations.
-Intronis University, a free, on-demand training and certification resource that offers courses for technicians, and sales and marketing professionals alike
-Knowledge Base, a self-serve database of hundreds of technical articles, helpful tips on hot topics and answers to FAQs
“It’s always a great achievement to be recognized by CRN for our partner program excellence,” said Ezra Hookano, VP Channels America, Barracuda. “We’re in an interesting time in the channel right now as more customers take on new cloud projects each day — a challenge that presents some really great opportunities for both Barracuda’s traditional VARs and Intronis MSP partners. Perfecting a cloud strategy is going to be necessary moving forward, even if some customers aren’t migrating quite yet — we look forward to helping our partners with the transition.”
“For solution providers, finding the right technology vendors to partner with is crucial to the health of their business, and the vast array of choices can be overwhelming,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings help them narrow the field, identifying the most rewarding partner programs and outlining their strengths and benefits.”
The 2017 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.
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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