Barracuda MSP teams up with CMS Distribution on partner development

Barracuda MSP teams up with CMS Distribution on partner development

New agreement targets channel growth for Barracuda MSP editions of security and data protection technology.

6 July, 2017 – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced it has entered into a new agreement with CMS Distribution to expand UK & Ireland channel relationships and bring more MSPs into Barracuda’s partner program. Barracuda’s MSP channel development strategy is to deliver value to managed service partners and their SMB customers through award-winning technology and 24/7/365 monitoring and management professional services.

“CMS’s sector-leading MSP relationships and experience complement our partner capabilities and working together will enable us to capitalise on growth opportunities across the United Kingdom,” said Jason Howells, Director EMEA, MSP Sales at Barracuda Networks. “We are aligned to support rapid market adoption of managed security and data protection services globally, providing committed MSP partners with an advantage.”

According to a recent report by Markets & Markets, the global managed security service market is projected to be worth $33.7bn by 2021, fueled by growth of almost 15% per year (CAGR).  The advanced security and data protection offerings from Barracuda MSP are designed to enable partners to convert opportunities efficiently and cost-effectively without compromising maximum customer value.

Justin Griffiths, Group Director of Software Solutions at CMS Distribution, said We feel that Barracuda MSP offers a stable and scalable platform for our partners who are interested in breaking into the MSP market and to our existing MSP partners wanting to expand their portfolio.  With no upfront investment and an easy to use platform, Barracuda MSP encompasses security and data protection via both on premise and in the cloud offerings. With the development of our automated billing tool assisting in the organic growth of our MSP partner base over the last year, both CMS Distribution and Barracuda MSP are excited to work together.”

About CMS Distribution Ltd

Established in 1988, CMS Distribution seeks out innovative technology companies and connects them to smart customers. CMS Distribution is trade only, selling to over 3,000 business to business and business to consumer reseller partners. The company employs 350 people across six locations in the UK and Ireland, plus locations in the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Australia and China.

About Barracuda MSP Solutions

Barracuda MSP Solutions provides security and data protection for businesses, delivered exclusively through the IT channel. Barracudaenables 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 Barracuda MSP Solutions, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and read the   Barracuda 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

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