Barracuda Networks, a key technology provider and partner of Altinet Ltd, were recently named a finalist in Microsoft's 2021 Partner of the Year awards.


The company was recognised in the Business Excellence: Commercial Marketplace category for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

"We're honoured to be recognised again as a finalist in the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards," said Nicole Napiltonia, Vice President of Global Alliances at Barracuda. "It shows us that teaming with Microsoft to provide integrated and connected cybersecurity solutions on Azure is making an impact for our customers and solution providers. We look forward to continuing to work together to offer innovative solutions in Azure Marketplace."

The Microsoft Partner of the Year awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honourees chosen from a set of over 4,400 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. 

The Commercial Marketplace category, which Barracuda finalised in, recognises partners for excelling in their marketplace journey. Barracuda is a Microsoft Gold Partner and an Azure Marketplace pioneer with Preferred status for nine marketplace offerings, and a total of 18 solutions published directly by Barracuda, as well as numerous Barracuda solutions co-published in the Marketplace with Cloud Consulting Partners.

In addition, Barracuda was the first Test Drive adopter, security VM in Azure Marketplace, and transactable SaaS offering. Barracuda is often tapped for Marketplace pilots, including Marketplace Private Offers, which helps the team win provision-on-demand customers that otherwise would be bogged down in procurement. Barracuda Firewall and Backup Service for Azure solutions are also available in Azure Gov Cloud marketplace.

“I am honoured to announce the winners and finalists of the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Rodney Clark, corporate vice president, Global Partner Solutions, Channel Sales and Channel Chief, Microsoft. “These remarkable partners have displayed a deep commitment to building world-class solutions for customers—from cloud-to-edge—and represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer.”


Barracuda + Microsoft Office 365

As a Microsoft partner, Barracuda offers comprehensive security for Office 365 environments, providing an extra layer of protection above and beyond basic security features.

  • Stop spear phishing and account takeover.
    Barracuda offers a cutting-edge AI based solution that is more effective in detecting spear phishing attacks and preventing account takeover. 

  • Stay ahead with smart incident response.
    Barracuda's automated incident-response and remediation solution minimizes damages and costs, and provides actionable forensic insight.

  • Empower your employees for better defence.
    Barracuda's automated security awareness training helps you build a strong human layer of protection against today's threats. 


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