August 19, 2020 By BlueAlly
By: Anne Campbell
- Solution providers recognize Barracuda as a top channel provider of data protection software
- Solution providers rank Barracuda first in Product Innovation
Barracuda has been named a winner in the Data Protection Software category and the Product Innovation subcategory of the 2020 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Awards. One of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry, the award acclaims the company’s success and efforts in earning high solution-provider satisfaction with the products and services it provides to their channel partners.
Now in its 35th year, the CRN ARC Awards recognize and celebrate best-in-class vendors that are committed to driving channel growth and demonstrate outstanding channel performance. It also provides the channel community with candid feedback from solution providers that’s essential for revamping vendor product offerings, bolstering partner support programs, and improving partner communications to help foster successful long-term relationships.
Winning in the Data Protection Software category highlights Barracuda’s position as a trusted industry partner and leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions. Winning the Product Innovation subcategory (with the highest average score of 90.9) underscores Barracuda’s commitment to providing comprehensive solutions for data protection that are easy to buy, deploy, and use.
Barracuda's all-in-one approach to data protection makes it easier than ever to protect your business from data loss and theft. Data can be backed up to any location, including the public cloud — eliminating the need to purchase and manage backup solutions from multiple vendors. You can also back up your cloud-based Office 365 data, such as emails. All backed-up data is replicated to the secure Barracuda cloud with unlimited storage.
“We’re honored that solution providers recognize Barracuda as a top channel provider of data protection software,” said Chad Lindsey, vice president of America sales and field operations for Barracuda. “We’re so excited that solution providers rank Barracuda first in the Product Innovation subcategory because we’re continually innovating, to be at the forefront of security technology, support our channel partners, and help protect their customers for life. We’re working to build a safer world for businesses everywhere.”
More than 3,000 solution providers in North America were asked to participate in this year’s ARC Survey to rate their satisfaction with more than 60 vendor partners. Survey participants scored vendors in 24 major product categories, based on their performance across four criteria: product innovation, support, partnership, and managed and cloud services. This invitation-only survey of each vendor’s top channel partners was conducted by The Channel Company’s research team.
Winners of the coveted 2020 CRN ARC Awards will be recognized in the ARC Winner’s Circle during The Channel Company’s XChange+ Virtual Experience taking place on August 20th. Additional coverage of the CRN 2020 ARC results can be viewed online at www.crn.com/arc and will be featured in the October 2020 issue of CRN Magazine.
You can see the initial coverage in the CRN slide show. Barracuda is featured on slide 6.