Tip Tuesday: How to ease your MX record woes

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Nov 21, 2017 8:20:00 AM

Email is arguably one of the most important forms of business communication today, and on average 269 billion emails are sent per day. We know that as an MSP you probably have a lot of hands-on experience migrating users to new servers, but what is a good rule of thumb for MX records when you’re switching the DNS?

Kevin Davy, one of the systems engineers at Barracuda MSP, had this advice to share:

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Topics: Tip Tuesday

What is a cloud generation firewall?

Posted by Anne Campbell on Nov 15, 2017 10:31:18 AM

As businesses adopt more public cloud solutions over time, MSPs need to be prepared to protect customers’ data in this new environment. An important part of that is understanding the difference between the security requirements of the public cloud and an on-premises network. Working with partners that have deep security experience and offer solutions designed specifically for the public cloud will help MSPs make this transition successfully.

That’s why we’re excited to share that Barracuda recently introduced expanded public cloud functionality for both the Barracuda NextGen Firewall and the Barracuda Web Application Firewall. These updated firewalls allow for usage-based billing and automated security controls for DevSecOps workflows, features that help simplify the path to the public cloud for MSPs and their customers.

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Topics: Announcements, Cyber Security

Tip Tuesday: How to seize the managed security services opportunity

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Nov 14, 2017 8:47:00 AM

Technical talent and resources are limited, which is causing more SMBs to outsource their IT department to managed service providers. To compete in this space, managed service providers need to start adding security services to their offering. In a recent study conducted by The 2112 Group and Barracuda MSP, it was found that only 15 percent of IT providers offer some type of security service today. This creates a tremendous opportunity for managed service providers to start adding these services for their SMB customers.

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Topics: Cyber Security

What happens at IT Nation won’t stay at IT Nation

Posted by Lindsay Faria on Nov 13, 2017 4:21:27 PM

I’m back in the office after an eventful visit to Orlando last week for the IT Nation conference. During our three days there, the Barracuda MSP team engaged directly with more than 700 MSPs, VARs, and other service providers. Between countless conversations with those looking for new ways to grow their businesses via security and data protection solutions, we found time to show off our new integration for ConnectWise Automate, and even to play some Mario Kart with our Partners in our Recharge Lounge. Here are few observations and insights that I gleaned from the experience:

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Topics: Events and Webinars

Introducing Intronis Backup - ConnectWise Automate integration

Posted by Anne Campbell on Nov 7, 2017 11:13:34 AM

At Barracuda MSP, we understand that remote monitoring and management (RMM) and professional services automation (PSA) platforms are an important part of our MSP partners’ success. That’s why we’re excited to announce our new integration for Barracuda Intronis Backup – MSP with ConnectWise Automate (formerly LabTech).

To give you a better look at the new integration and its benefits, we sat down with Chris Crellin, the senior director of product management.

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Topics: Announcements

Tip Tuesday: Getting SMBs to agree to a longer contract term

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Nov 7, 2017 8:22:00 AM

Entering a long-term contract with your SMB customers can be a win-win situation. It creates predictable income for your MSP business, and it helps them lock in a fixed monthly managed service rate, which can save them money down the road. While it may be difficult to convince a prospect to sign a lengthy contract with your MSP, it is possible, and you may already have tools that can help.

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Topics: Growing Your MSP Business, Tip Tuesday

Tip Tuesday: Protection in cloud-based & hosted environments

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Oct 31, 2017 8:26:00 AM

Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and the days where a spam-filter or a basic firewall were enough to protect your network are long gone. Now, managed service providers and their SMB customers need to adopt new technologies to keep up with today’s advanced threats.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Tip Tuesday

A different approach to a quicker BDR strategy

Posted by Eric Wakkuri on Oct 26, 2017 2:17:45 PM

Data loss can happen at any time—it could be a natural disaster, cyber-attack, or human error. While you might not be able to predict what the cause of data loss will ultimately be, you can take proactive measures to secure and protect data. After all, it might be more expensive than you think. According to a Verizon study, even a small data breach with a 100 files or less can cost a business between $18,120 and $35,730. 

With that in mind, have you ever wanted a BDR for Barracuda Intronis Backup? Why not set up your own? You may have customers looking for faster recovery times, and you more than likely already possess the tools to make this a reality.

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Topics: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Tip Tuesday: It’s time to secure your customers’ environments

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Oct 24, 2017 8:33:00 AM

Cyber-attacks continue to increase at a rapid pace, and safeguarding your SMBs’ business-critical data from these threats has never been more difficult. Many businesses that have applications running in cloud believe that if their data resides in the cloud, then it’s safe.

Unfortunately, when it comes to security in the public cloud, vendors like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform are only responsible for the security of the cloud—not what’s in it. This means MSPs and their customers are responsible for any of their data, applications, operating systems, and network and firewall configurations that reside in a public cloud. This is called the shared responsibility model.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology, Tip Tuesday

Two Barracuda MSP team members you need to know

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Oct 18, 2017 12:46:02 PM

Over the past five years, the IT landscape has changed drastically, and security is now at the forefront of everyone’s minds. While it is our mission to deliver data protection and security solutions to keep your SMB customers safe from today’s cyber threats, we also want to set your MSP up for business success.

To do this, we needed to do two things: put the right people in place and successfully execute our Partner program. Recently, we have been recognized by CRN on both fronts.

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Topics: Announcements

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