Tech Data Catches a Barracuda


The Advanced Solutions division of broadliner Tech Data has inked a distribution deal with security vendor Barracuda Networks. This agreement enables Barracuda Networks to join the range of products, solutions and services offered by the Advanced Solutions division of Tech Data, and to have access to its 14,000 local resellers.

Initially, Tech Data France will offer its partners Barracuda Networks' Azure Cloud Protection, Cloud Generation Firewall, WAF, WAFaaS, Cloud Security Guardian and Total Email Protection for Office 365 solutions. In a second phase, the distributor will integrate Barracuda Networks' data backup, archiving, physical firewall and physical Email Security Gateway appliance offerings.

"We are proud to be part of the Tech Data ecosystem. This agreement will enable us to significantly strengthen our presence in the French market. Barracuda Networks intends to play a central role in securing the Cloud Azure environment in France. Tech Data is an additional boost that confirms our ambitions", said Eric Heddeland, Vice President South EMEA at Barracuda Networks.

"The technologies developed by Barracuda Networks are at the forefront of the fight against the threats and malware that affect more and more businesses today. We are delighted to integrate Barracuda Networks' solutions into our ecosystem to provide reliable and proven technology to all cloud professionals", added Patrick Robert, Director of Software and New IT Technologies at Tech Data France.

Barracuda Networks develops simple, high-performance security solutions designed to control and secure access, data and applications for businesses. The leading provider of security solutions offers a complete cloud-compatible offering that can be deployed as physical or virtual appliances in cloud and hybrid environments.