Highlights from a Texas-sized week at CompTIA ChannelCon 2017

Posted by Erin Shaw Crowley on Aug 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Last week I get to spend time in Austin, Texas for the first time ever, which is a little shocking considering that as the event marketing manager for Intronis MSP Solutions I've been to 35 states and Texas more times than I can count.

Austin was a great city to visit with delicious food and lots to explore. While it sounds like a vacation, I was there to attend CompTIA ChannelCON, visit an MSP Partner, and host an Intronis Local Lunch. It was a very busy week, and I want to share the highlights!

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Topics: Events and Webinars

Highlights from Automation Nation 2017

Posted by Erin Shaw Crowley on Jun 26, 2017 11:44:27 AM

Now that I'm back in the office and have had a chance to recover from a busy week on the road, I wanted to take a look back at our trip to Automation Nation in Orlando, Florida. It was another memorable event!

As one of the gold sponsors, the Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda team got to enjoy so many different aspects of the event. We were excited to host the recharge lounge again this year. This space was set aside so attendees to could stop by and charge up various devices while relaxing, catching up on work, or learning more about the complete data protection Intronis MSP Solutions offers. The recharge lounge was outside the exhibit hall for the first time this year, and we had tons of traffic and plenty of in-depth conversations. Plus, our booth was located close to the Automate Hack-A-Thon, so we had front row seat to the fun!

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Video: Celebrate summer with a steak lunch from Intronis MSP Solutions

Posted by Erin Shaw Crowley on May 31, 2017 10:39:36 AM

As we head into the summer months, the perception is that business slows down, and everyone heads out on vacation or takes time off to spend their families. While that may be true for some folks, it's not the case for the events team at Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda — especially around our local lunch events. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the Intronis team will be hosting lunches in about 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada, which, yes, is a whole lot of steak and travel! Haven't gotten a chance to kick off the summer by throwing some steaks on the grill? Why not join us for lunch?

Intronis Local Lunches

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Intronis Hits the Road: May MSP Event Mania

Posted by Anne Campbell on May 4, 2017 10:17:02 AM

Odds are, someone from our team will be in a city near you this month. Don't believe me? Check out our jam-packed May MSP events calendar. It includes 19 different events in 10 different states (and one province!), so our sales and marketing teams will be racking up some serious frequent flier miles as they criss cross the country to meet with MSPs.  

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Introducing Feature Friday Webinars: Advanced Threat Protection

Posted by Anne Campbell on Apr 20, 2017 9:44:00 AM

We know IT service providers are busy people. You're juggling a multitude of different responsibilities, but you still want to stay informed about new technologies and the best ways to protect your small business customers and their data. That's why we're introducing Feature Friday webinars. 

These quick 15-to-20-minute live interactive webinars will each focus in on a specific feature of one of our data protection or security solutions, giving you a closer look at a specific functionality and how it can help you and your customers.  

Advanced Threat Protection

For the first Feature Friday webinar, we will be highlighting Advanced Threat Protection and how it is used in the Barracuda NextGen Firewall - Intronis MSP Edition

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Reflections from CompTIA's Annual Member Meeting

Posted by Erin Shaw Crowley on Mar 27, 2017 11:32:00 AM

“We have the ability to do such good in the world in what we do — I love it!” said Tracy Pound, CompTIA Member of the Year. That quote got me thinking—what do I do that does such good to the world? I'm just the marketing manager at a technology company that helps MSPs, but then I realized that is exactly how I do good in the world.

As a channel vendor we can get caught up thinking about how we compare to our competitors, how we're going to close the next deal, what sets us apart. Yes, these things are important and help keep our company going (and help keep me employeed), but in the end it's really all about our customers and how we can help them. Our products keep our partners businesses alive and thriving in their communities, and adding new technologies and integrations can help build a career path for an IT professional. These are just a few of the things I thought about while attending my first CompTIA Annual Member Meeting last week.

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Neal Bradbury, new vice chair of CompTIA’s IT Security Community

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Mar 21, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The CompTIA IT Security Community offers educational resources to managed service providers to educate customers about and help protect them from today’s growing threats. This year, we’re proud to announce that Neal Bradbury, the senior director of business development at Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda has been named vice chair of the executive council for CompTIA’s IT Security Community. 

As the vice chair of the IT Security community, Neal Bradbury is responsible for supporting the chair lead and build consensus within the community to best meet its core objectives. As a CompTIA community, this group of leading IT vendors, distributors and solution providers facilitates networking, learning and industry change within the security segment of the IT industry.  Neal Bradbury is also an active member of the CompTIA Communities Executive Board which is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all member community activities within CompTIA, the world's largest IT trade association. Neal is dedicated to bringing awareness to data protection, threat mitigation, and overall security education to managed service providers as they continue to build and run profitable businesses. In honor of CompTIA's Annual Member Meeting this week, we sat down and talked to Neal about this year’s goals for the IT security community.  

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8 IT conferences MSPs should attend in 2017

Posted by Erin Shaw Crowley on Jan 5, 2017 4:38:21 PM

As I head into my sixth IT channel trade show season, I want to share my insights on which trade shows MSPs will get the most out of attending. I have a feeling it's going to be an exciting year in the IT industry, and being at these events will give you a front row seat to the latest news and developments.

As I start planning our calendar and trying to find new IT conferences for us participate in, I hope the following list will help you find some events that will help you grow your business in 2017. (I put the list in order in chronological order to help you plan your schedule for the year.)

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2016 Year in Review—A look back on the best Intronis blogs

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Dec 21, 2016 1:27:39 PM

As the New Year approaches, we decided to take a look back at our top 10 most popular posts of 2016 to see what they reveal about MSPs and their top concerns — and it was evident that 2016 was the year of cybercrime.

With a tremendous increase in cyber-attacks, many managed service providers found themselves on the forefront of protecting customers’ data from various threats. Whether it was a new ransomware variant or a sophisticated phishing scheme, hackers found new ways to infiltrate systems—and many MSPs, like you, looked for new ways to help customers avoid data loss.

With that in mind, here are our top 10 posts from the Intronis blog in 2016. We believe they reinforce the importance of security and offer ways to help you build your business in 2017. Which post do you find most useful? Leave a comment below or share it on social media.  

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3 Things you can learn from the MSP Marketing Masters Awards winners

Posted by Lindsay Faria on Nov 28, 2016 1:24:50 PM

After our judges carefully reviewed all the submissions for the MSP Marketing Masters Awards, we’re happy to announce the winners! Congratulations to:

With so many great submissions, it was a tough decision for the judges, so we’d like to give a shout out to Oxen Technology and Techvera who received Honorable Mentions, as well as to all of the other participants. We saw a lot of great entries!

Marketing doesn’t come easy for many MSPs, which is why it was so encouraging and exciting to see our Partners executing strong marketing strategies to help them stand out from their competition and grow their businesses.

The winners of the MSP Marketing Masters Awards have a few things in common; consistency, creativity, and face-to-face meetings were key to their successes. And I think that reveals some important lessons for other MSPs. Here are three things you can learn from the winners of this year’s MSP Marketing Masters:

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