Barracuda Networks has announced an agreement with system integrator Alpha Data to resell its suite of security, networking and data protection solutions in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the rest of the Emirates.
“Barracuda is building a network of channel partners with specific sector experience to service the increasing demand for our enterprise application, network and cloud security services in the Middle East,” said Sherif AbdElGawad, GM for the Middle East and Africa at Barracuda Networks. “We selected Alpha Data due to its expertise within the financial and telecoms sectors and its particular strength in UAE which will be a key country of focus.”
Amar Singh, division manager – Enterprise Computing System at Alpha Data, said, “We are delighted to work with Barracuda Networks as the demand for security solutions in the Middle East continues to accelerate. As the reach of technology increases across the world and malicious activity grows with it, Barracuda is expertly equipped to deliver to the sophisticated end-to-end solutions required to combat today’s cyber criminals.”
Key to Barracuda’s regional growth has been its ability to deliver flexible security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. In particular, the offering of cloud-based security platforms is proving key to resellers that are continually looking to ease internal processes and open up new revenue streams for the channel, representatives said.
AbdElGawad concluded, “The Middle East is one of the world’s bright spots for economic growth, and technology plays a huge part in this. To achieve its vision of further expansion and prosperity, installing the right IT infrastructure with the appropriate security layer is an absolute must. The demand for improved IT security has created the perfect storm for Barracuda Networks in the Middle East, and we are determined to provide partners such as Giza with the right tools to develop platforms that can be affordable, and customisable to meet end-user demands.”