Barracuda wins big in CRN Annual Report Card for second year in a row

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Barracuda CRN ARC WinnerWe’re excited to share that Barracuda has again earned a resounding win in the Data Protection Category of CRN’s Annual Report Card Awards, also known as the ARC Awards. Not only was Barracuda get the highest overall score in this category, but our solutions also won three out of the four subcategories: Support, Partnership, Managed & Cloud Services. 

In addition, Barracuda RMM was recognized in the MSP RMM category, winning the Managed & Cloud Services subcategory. This is the first year Barracuda RMM has been included in CRN’s Annual Report Card, so the team is especially excited about this win.  

An overall win for Data Protection 

Barracuda’s win in the Data Protection category recognizes both Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and Barracuda Backup. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup provides all-inclusive, cloud-native backup for Microsoft 365 data. Barracuda Backup combines storage, software, and inline deduplication, to ensure data is protected against loss no matter what happens.  

“We’re thrilled that our backup solutions were named the best in the Data Protection category this year,” Tim Jefferson, SVP, Engineering for Data, Network, and Application Security at Barracuda. “This win recognizes the value of our solutions, across a wide range from cloud-based SaaS to onsite physical backup. At Barracuda, it’s our mission to deliver innovative security products that are easy to by, deploy, and use, and we see this award as a sign we are delivering on our mission.” 

Both Barracuda Backup and Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup provide many security capabilities to help prevent ransomware attackers from gaining access to your backups and to protect your backup data from ransomware. See how Barracuda can help you build a winning strategy against ransomware, providing solutions that help your organization detect, prevent, and recover from ransomware attacks. 

Barracuda RMM wins Managed and Cloud Services subcategory 

For over 15 years, the Barracuda RMM (remote monitoring and management) platform has provided MSPs with the tools and insights they need to deliver high-quality IT services to their clients. As the need for security services became a must for businesses, Barracuda RMM enhanced its security service delivery capabilities to help MSPs better meet their clients’ evolving needs. 

The innovative advancements Barracuda has made to its RMM tool over the past year include: 

  • The introduction of a free sales tool, Site Security Scanner, that allows MSPs to easily start security conversations for new and existing clients.  
  • The integration of SentinelOne Control provides MSPs with an industry leading EDR (endpoint detection and response) solution which they can offer through Barracuda RMM.  
  • macOS patching, enables MSPs to broaden and better protect clients on Apple devices using the automated third-party software update security add-on, Barracuda Advance Software Management, which is integrated with Barracuda RMM. 

MSPs are turning to this security-focused RMM tool to help run their service delivery, as well as protect their customers from the growing number of threat vectors. Learn more about how Barracuda RMM can help you proactively address threats, streamline service delivery, and grow your business today. 

Awards based on partner feedback 

The ARC Awards are based on research conducted by The Channel Company with an invitation-only survey. In this year’s survey, 3,300 solution providers across North America rated 68 vendor partners on four criteria: product innovation, support, partnership, and managed cloud services. In a technology area critical to channel partner success, scores were awarded in 25 major product categories. 

“Winning these awards is an honor for our team, and they are even more meaningful as they are based on the input from our channel partners,” said Maria Martinez, VP of Channels, Americas at Barracuda. “Thank you to our channel partners who responded to the survey. As a channel-driven organization, providing an excellent partner experience is a priority for us, and these results show that this is making an impact with our channel partners.” 

Annual Report Card winners will be featured throughout The Channel Company’s XChange 2023 conference, taking place August 20-22 in Nashville, TN. The Barracuda team will be at booth 918 at the conference and presenting in the boardroom speaker session on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 1:45-2:10 p.m. in group #4 in Ryman Studio J/K. Coverage of the CRN 2023 ARC results can be found online at and will be featured in the October 2023 issue of CRN Magazine. 

This post originally appeared on Smarter MSP.

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