We have some exciting news to share! Barracuda has completed its acquisition of SKOUT Cybersecurity, a Melville, NY-based leader in cyber-as-a-service software for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and provider of an extended detection and response (XDR) platform and service.

Making SKOUT part of the Barracuda family means we’re growing the team and expanding our solution portfolio, but we’re even more excited about the benefits the acquisition will bring to our MSP partners. We got input from both executives and partners for a closer look at the top four ways this will help MSPs.

Top cybersecurity benefits for MSPs

1. Access to a broader solution set

“Barracuda has entered the fast-growing XDR market with a solution optimized for MSPs. The acquisition expands our MSP security offerings with a powerful XDR platform backed by a 24×7 SOC,” said Brian Babineau, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Barracuda MSP. “MSPs will benefit from the broader set of solutions, and we’re excited to offer MSPs new response-centric capabilities that will complement Barracuda’s existing portfolio of email, network, and application security products.”

2. A path to becoming a security-centric MSP

“All MSPs need to become security-first businesses, and we see our platform as a tool to help the market achieve that,” said Aidan Kehoe, GM SKOUT Products, Barracuda (former CEO and Founder, SKOUT). “Both companies have a shared mission of protecting small businesses everywhere, and the acquisition by Barracuda helps us fully execute on that mission. It also gives our platform and team broader reach and expanded capabilities. I’m excited for the next steps on the journey together.”

3. Strength in threat monitoring

“As a partner of both Barracuda and SKOUT, we’re excited to see the two organizations come together this way,” said Mike Hamuka, CRO, Nexustek. “The strength of the threat monitoring that SKOUT brings to the table is more important than ever in light of the recent trends in cyberattacks. We look forward to seeing what the teams can accomplish together.”

4. Help keeping your customers secure

“SKOUT has played a critical role in how we keep our customers secure, and I think being acquired by Barracuda will help the team take their services to the next level,” said Barry Semple, VP, Information Security and Technology, Fully Managed. “Between new integrations and the depth and breadth of Barracuda’s security expertise, I’m excited to see what’s next.”

For more details on Barracuda’s acquisition of SKOUT Cybersecurity, check out the press release.

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Anne Campbell

Posted by Anne Campbell

Anne Campbell is the public relations manager for Barracuda. She's been with the organization since 2014, working on content and public relations for Barracuda MSP, the MSP-dedicated business unit of Barracuda. She started her career in newspaper and magazine journalism, and she brings that editorial point of view the work she does, using it to help craft compelling stories.

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