Why Partner with Barracuda? Just Ask CRN

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The Barracuda Partner Program is no stranger to industry recognition.  The program has a record of being highly-rated, and our recent refresh of the program has been praised by analysts and channel partners alike.  The Channel Company's CRN is one of many organizations that has covered the Barracuda Partner Program for years, and they have recently released a handful of industry recognitions that make us proud.

CRN is one of the most authoritative news sites for the IT channel.  It offers real-time news and analysis, along with exclusive editorials and vendor rankings.   We have received a handful of awards in the past few years:

This year we have picked up several more awards from CRN:

2015 5-Star Rating, Partner Program

A go-to guide for channel resellers, the CRN Partner Program Guide evaluates vendors on several factors, such as lead generation, deal generation, training opportunities, and marketing support.  According to CRN:

The 2015 Partner Program Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors they work with or are considering working with. The guide is based on detailed applications vendors submitted outlining all aspects of their partner programs.

As part of the Partner Program Guide, CRN designates some programs as 5-Star Partner Programs.


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You can view the 2015 Partner Program Guide: 5-Star Security Vendors here.

2015 CRN Channel Champions Awards

Channel Champions are voted best-of-the-best by more than 5,000 solution providers, and are based on criteria in areas of technical satisfaction, support satisfaction and financial benefits.  Awards were announced at the Xchange Solution Providers Event in early March.

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The CRN Channel Champions survey is the largest and broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry.  The Channel Champions Award shows that we are leading the way in partner satisfaction.

2015 Channel Chiefs – Michael Hughes, SVP of Worldwide Sales

According to CRN, “Channel Chiefs, the really good ones, are crucial to the success of the tech industry, and often don't get the credit they deserve.”


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Michael was also named one of CRN's Channel Chiefs to Watch in 2014, and he was named a Top Exec by MES.  This continued recognition by industry leaders demonstrates that Michael is an outstanding leader in developing our partner program and delivering our award-winning solutions to customers and partners all over the world.

Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors Of The 2015 Cloud 100

CRN notes that companies are increasingly turning toward cloud storage for a wide range of services that traditionally were within the purview of on-premise storage, including data protection, disaster recovery, archiving, and more.  CRN selected Barracuda as a solution provider that is ready to help you move your mission-critical data to the cloud.


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2015 Women of the Channel – Lauren Cutter, Director, Channel Marketing

Th annual CRN Women of the Channel recognition honors female executives who have exception expertise and vision. Fewer than 23% of the women nominated in 2015 were received this recognition.

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We're proud of the work we've done to earn these accolades from CRN.  If you'd like to learn more about our partner program, visit our corporate site here.

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