The long-term customer experience is central to the Barracuda culture, and this includes an ongoing dialogue with our customers. Our product family was built through active customer involvement. Through our beta programs, channel activities, #nophonetrees support, and other programs, we’ve developed a robust feedback mechanism for our product teams. This feedback helps us understand, anticipate, and solve customer problems. It’s this process that helps drive innovation across our business – including the development of new products like the Barracuda Firewall, new features to enhance existing products like Barracuda Cloud LiveBoot, new models of existing products like the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC 540 or Barracuda Backup 290, or even acquisitions to expand our suite of powerful and easy-to-use security and storage solutions like Barracuda SignNow.
Today we’re excited to announce a new initiative aimed at making it easier than ever before for customers to access, retain and share critical information. We’ve built this initiative on our philosophy of Data Protection Plus, which we believe encompasses the core components customers demand to protect the modern workplace. As part of this initiative, we’re announcing several major enhancements and new products across the entire storage portfolio – Barracuda Backup, Barracuda Message Archiver, Barracuda Copy and Barracuda SignNow. This is a huge launch with tons of value for the customer, and we’re changing the way people think of storage.
Also as part of this initiative, we’re announcing our acquisition of C2C Systems, a UK-based leading provider of information management, email archiving and PST management solutions.