For many, last year continued to be a challenging year, and it has been an incredible experience to see our partners continue to excel and achieve great things with Barracuda for their customers, critical infrastructure projects, and so much more. As focus continued ensuring customers were able to remain on their security journeys, Barracuda partners led from the front, and it has been inspiring to see the outcomes they were able to drive.
Celebrating the success of our partners is always an honor for me personally, and this year, we celebrated the success of our top-performing EMEA partners in person again during Barracuda Discover.22, our annual partner conference in the EMEA region.
The Barracuda EMEA Partner Awards demonstrate the incredible success that is achieved across our partner network. Recognizing Barracuda partners that surpassed business expectations and demonstrated meticulous dedication to securing their customers' journeys throughout the last year was inspiring as we reviewed the incredibly high caliber of nominations we received.
As with every year, it was exceptionally difficult to pick the winner in each category. This year the categories ranged from Email Protection Partner of the Year and Data Protection Partner of the Year through to Regional Awards and, of course, our Rising Star Awards for new partners that have demonstrated incredible commitment and investment to grow their business together with us.
I am delighted to share the list of winners, who all deserve this recognition, and thanks for the amazing work achieved over the past year.
Regional Partners of the Year
UKI partner of the year: Iomart Group PLC
Benelux partner of the year: Netleaf NV
Nordics partner of the year: Ohlander Gruppen AB
France partner of the year: CVC-IT
Iberia partner of the year: ACTIVE Business & Technology S.L.
Italy partner of the year: Systems GmbH
Germany partner of the year: Abtis GmbH
Austria partner of the year: A1 Telekom Austria AG
Eastern Europe partner of the year: GOLUM DOO
Middle East partner of the year: Insight Information Security LLC
Rising Star Award
Actacom Nederland B.V.
Al Etqan Projects Est.
Passus Spolka Akcyjna
Email Protection Partner of the Year: Xeretec Office Systems Limited
Data Protection Partner of the Year: Phoenix Software Ltd
Network & Application Partner of the Year: Anovis IT-Services and Trading GmbH
Partner Marketing Excellence
Distributor of the Year
Mindware FZ LLC
Arrow ESC Srl
EMEA Partner of the Year
We want to say a huge thank you to all our partners and congratulate all the fantastic winners who have once again shown their commitment and passion. At Barracuda, we are so grateful for everything that you do, and we look forward to working even closer together next year.