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From our sponsorWe are excited to share that Barracuda has been recognized as a finalist for the 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Awards in two categories: Managed Detection and Response and Security Service Edge. With this achievement, we were recognized for Barracuda XDR, an extended visibility, detection, and Response (XDR) platform backed by a 24×7 security operations center (SOC), and Barracuda CloudGen WAN, which provides easy to use SD-WAN, Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS), and Security Service Edge solutions.

2022 CRN Tech Innovator Awards 

Each year, the Tech Innovator Awards is an opportunity for CRN to highlight products spanning the IT industry including cloud, infrastructure, security, software, and devices. The awards showcase offerings that bring significant advancements in technology as well as partner growth opportunities.

Barracuda XDR 

Barracuda acquired SKOUT Cybersecurity in 2021 and has fully integrated its XDR product into the MSP product portfolio. Barracuda XDR combines technology and a 24×7 SOC, and it provides MSPs with a one-stop-shop to deliver holistic cybersecurity-as-a-service for their customers. With an ever-growing list of integrations, MSPs can protect their customers’ most critical data. 

In January 2022, Barracuda announced the integration of Barracuda Email Protection with Barracuda XDR. This enables MSPs to provide enhanced email security capabilities within the platform, including impersonation and domain fraud protection, email gateway protection, and access to log data for analysis of threat detection and incident reporting. 

Barracuda XDR is recognized as a finalist because it is the first of its kind cybersecurity solution for MSPs, enabling MSPs to:  

  • Address threats efficiently. The XDR platform, backed by a 24×7 SOC, streamlines incident response, reducing the damage an attack can do to customers. 
  • Elevate their security offerings. Integrating different cybersecurity-as-a-service solutions, the Barracuda XDR platform provides essential security monitoring and multiple layers of protection to detect and neutralize suspicious activity. 
  • Add security expertise to their team. 24×7 services utilizing security professionals for all SOC needs means there is no need for the MSP to invest in training and staffing of hard-to-find security experts. 

Barracuda CloudGen WAN 

As part of Barracuda’s Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform, Barracuda CloudGen WAN provides easy-to-use SD-WAN, FWaaS, and Security Service Edge solutions. Integrated into Azure Virtual WAN, the Azure Global Network provides cloud-scalable SD-WAN connectivity across multiple regions. 

Barracuda CloudGen WAN is an innovative product because it is the only solution available today combining SD-WAN, FWaaS, and private service edge security delivered by an intent-based cloud management console. CloudGen WAN is designed for the requirements of small to medium-sized companies and service providers that need to combine multiple solutions into one and guarantee seamless application availability, regardless of where it is hosted. Barracuda CloudGen WAN enables these organizations to deploy an SD-WAN based cloud on-ramp including full security in a fraction of the time it traditionally takes with traditional solutions.  

By deploying the service entry point in Azure Virtual WAN, the solution uses the Microsoft Global Network as a high-performance WAN backbone, quickly interconnecting all offices without long term service contracts. 

The solution can easily be deployed next to existing firewalls to optimize cloud access out-of-the-box, with default settings for hundreds of cloud and SaaS apps and offers the benefit of monthly SaaS billings. 

Barracuda is honored for the recognition. To learn more about these innovative products, please visit our website at

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Morgan Pratt is a Content Marketing Associate at Barracuda MSP. In her role, Morgan creates and shares education and enablement materials built with today's MSPs in mind. She recently became the primary copyeditor on and enjoys working with our growing roster of contributing writers as well as MSPs themselves. Morgan has significant experience managing social media accounts for SMB clients as well as developing marketing campaigns and content.

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