Today Barracuda published the white paper titled “Unlocking the Benefits of Public Cloud,” that takes a deep look into the usage, benefits, challenges, and security trends that organizations are experiencing around the public cloud. The research was conducted alongside tech research firm Vanson Bourne, with the survey results including responses from 1300 organizations in various regions around the world including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The full report offers detailed information about cloud usage data, confirms outlook, and discusses some of the main security concerns organizations have around the public cloud. [Read more…]
Next Thursday, June 15 Barracuda will be hosting a webinar with AWS and analyst firm Securosis that will cover web application security in the cloud. And guess what? Yep, you’re invited. We’ll cover a number of topics including the different types of application security challenges organizations face during a cloud migration, as well how customers can effectively use Barracuda solutions to secure those workloads in AWS. You can find all the details below, or just sign up here — we hope to see you there.
When: June 15, 2017 | 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT
Join us to Learn:
• Application security challenges during a cloud migration
• How to secure your web, mobile, and API-based applications
• A live demonstration of the Barracuda WAF securing an AWS application
Who Should Attend: This webinar is intended for IT leaders, IT professionals, and developers who use or want to use AWS for their application infrastructure and hosting.
AWS Speaker: Nick Matthews, Solutions Architect
Barracuda Speaker: Tushar Richabadas, Product Manager
Analyst Speaker: Rich Mogull, Analyst & CEO, Securosis
Organizations of all sizes are moving workloads and applications to the cloud in an effort to gain new capabilities without the cost and complexity of on-premises equipment. While these are great reasons to migrate, assuming that legacy on-premises security solutions will extend to the cloud could be a costly mistake. Removing cloud barriers is the exact reason that Barracuda continues to expand its Cloud Ready Program, and now offers any organization a free 90-day cloud license for Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NextGen Firewall on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure (Azure). In addition to the updated program, we recently worked with Osterman Research to further address managing security in the cloud with the white paper, “Deploying and Managing Security in the Cloud.”
If you’re thinking about a move to the cloud or are already in the process, we recommend reading the full white paper embedded below. Until then, here’s bit more information of the content you’ll find in the whitepaper:
More and more sensitive and confidential corporate data, as well as an increasing number of IT capabilities that traditionally have been managed using on-premises infrastructure, are moving to the cloud. The survey conducted specifically for this whitepaper found that the vast majority of organizations store sensitive data in the cloud.
You could say some things work pretty well in threes. A BLT or The Hanson Brothers might come to mind, but around Barracuda — the topic today is Lindsey Westbrook, Erin Shaw Crowley, and Lindsay Faria. In threes or not, we’re lucky to have their channel leadership on our side.
Here’s what you need to know about this prestigious award from CRN:
Recognition: CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.
Barracuda honorees: Lindsey Westbrook, senior channel program manager at Barracuda; Erin Shaw Crowley, marketing manager at Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda; and Lindsay Faria, director of partner marketing at Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda
Customer: Smithfield Foods is the world’s largest producer and processor of pork products. They have been in business for over 80 years and now employ 52,000 people worldwide.
Customer Challenge: To migrate all external-facing websites and applications to the public cloud while ensuring security against cyber threats
Public Cloud Platform: Amazon Web Services (AWS) for scalability and rapid provisioning
Barracuda Solution: Barracuda Web Application Firewall, for its features, simplicity, native integration with AWS, and cost-effectiveness
It’s always great when our solutions receive industry recognition, but having the Barracuda NextGen Firewall for Azure named “Best Security Product” by the editors of Redmond really hits home as a truly special honor. As the first Microsoft Azure Certified Security Solution Provider, Barracuda is working closely with Microsoft across our entire organization to secure customer applications in Azure.
Here’s what you need to know about this particular award:
Recognition: 2017 Redmond Channel Partner Editor’s Choice Awards: Best Products for Microsoft Partners
The words “defining cloud project” or “born in the cloud partner” can be scary terms for traditional VARs who don’t have a strategy to address their customers’ immediate and future cloud needs. The good news is that having the “cloud talk” with customers is something we’re doing quite often these days, and we’re eager to help Barracuda partners develop a strategy to address security and data protection in the cloud. As this trend continues to grow, there’s probably no one more qualified than VP of Channels, Ezra Hookano to elaborate on the importance of not only having the “cloud talk” with customers, but what partners will need moving forward to expand their businesses with cloud customers.