Intronis MSP Solutions Honored with CRN® 2016 Tech Innovator Award

Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition Virtual Appliance Named a Finalist in Cloud Backup/Disaster Recovery Category

Chelmsford, Mass. – Dec. 8, 2016 Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda, provider of security and data protection solutions for managed service providers, today announced that CRN,® a brand of The Channel Company has recognized the Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition virtual appliance as a finalist in the 2016 CRN Tech Innovator Awards – Cloud Backup/Disaster Recovery Category.

The annual award program honors standout hardware, software, or services that have helped move the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2016 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 230 products across 27 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, the uniqueness of features, and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges.

“We are tremendously proud to be honored by CRN as part of the 2016 Technology Innovator Awards,” said Brian Babineau, General Manager, MSP Solutions, at Barracuda. “This recognition is a testament to our commitment to providing our MSP partners with best-in-class security and data protection solutions, and I would especially like to thank our engineering and product management teams for their contributions in helping us expand our product portfolio so that MSPs now have several options when it comes to securing and protecting their customers’ data across virtual, physical, and hybrid environments.”

Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition virtual appliance leverages Barracuda’s award-winning technology to protect both physical and virtual environments, providing a flexible, scalable backup solution for MSPs that prefer to use their own storage or are looking to reduce their investment in dedicated hardware. The virtual appliance’s robust feature set includes integrated backup, compression, and deduplication capabilities, along with cloud-based centralized management. Because it is a virtual appliance, MSPs can avoid physical hardware management, such as rack space, maintenance, and eventual replacement, and reduce power and cooling costs.

Available through a subscription-based pricing model, the Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition virtual appliance also simplifies budgeting and planning for MSP partners and includes replication to a virtual receiver at a secondary site. Replication to Barracuda Cloud Storage is available as a cost-effective per TB plan that scales easily for growing environments. This makes it easier for MSPs to provide complete data protection and reduce the risk of data loss for customers by having multiple backup copies available.

“Each year, CRN recognizes vendor offerings that excel in increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments, and end users through innovation and technical advancement,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “From cloud to data storage to the Internet of Things, the products on this year’s list solve a wide range of difficult IT problems, truly enabling solution providers to better serve their customers.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

About Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda
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. Intronis was acquired in October 2015 by Barracuda. 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

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 unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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