Melbourne, Australia - 7 June, 2016

Synnex Australia Pty Ltd, a leading IT distribution company in the Asia-Pacific region, today announced a distribution agreement with Barracuda Networks, Inc. As part of the new agreement, Synnex will distribute Barracuda’s cloud backup and storage, content security and disaster recovery solutions in Australia and New Zealand.  The Barracuda portfolio includes more than a dozen purpose-built solutions with end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and hybrid deployment options.


Kee Ong, CEO, Australia and New Zealand, Synnex, said, “We are excited to be partnering with Barracuda as we offer the complete Barracuda NextGen Firewalls, Web Security, Load Balancer and Cloud Backup solutions to our Channel Partners. Solutions such as the Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Office 365 is a great add-on service for partners with an existing Cloud migration and backup services offering.” 


James Forbes-May, VP of APAC Sales, Barracuda, said, “Today flexibility of licensing, deployment options, purchasing and billing are critical success factors for IT.  Barracuda’s solutions enhance the capabilities of Microsoft Office 365 with SaaS-based solutions, networking and application security for public cloud, Backup and Archiving for hybrid environments and Cloud-based Centralised Management to name a few. We are excited about the opportunities our relationship with Synnex brings to partners and customers in the region.”

As Synnex expands its Cloud Marketplace for Channel Partners, the Barracuda products can be ordered and deployed with Barracuda Cloud, which leverages on-demand cloud computing to simplify security, data protection and IT management. Barracuda Cloud is a complementary component of all Barracuda products, providing an added layer of simplified management, protection and scalability. Channel Partners have the option to choose how much of the Barracuda Cloud capabilities are needed while keeping on-premise control over digital information.


Michael Tea, General Manager, Ecommerce & Cloud Services, Synnex Australia, said, “We have been evaluating Cloud Backup Solutions in the market for our Channel Partners since last year and decided on Barracuda, as they have many deployment options for partners to choose from that best fits their end client needs.  This can be a Barracuda physical appliance, virtual appliance, cloud-to-cloud backup or specifically Office 365 Backup deployment solutions.  Evaluation units can be purchased at discounted rates by partners if they need to run Proof of Concepts with their end clients which helps our partners win more deals.”


Barracuda security and data protection offerings can be deployed in Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and VMware vCloud Air. Barracuda was named the 2016 Microsoft Azure Certified ISV Solution Partner of the Year, and was the first Microsoft Azure Certified Security Solution Provider, with a product line that includes the Barracuda Web Application Firewall, NextGen Firewall F-Series, Message Archiver, and Email Security Gateway.”

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