Tip Tuesday: Making the most out of your next event

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Dec 19, 2017 8:05:00 AM

Networking is important for MSPs. It can help you meet new clients and other businesses in the area, and it can even help you recruit more talent. However, the time we spend face-to-face with our network is rapidly decreasing. While it is worthwhile to stay up to date with your clients and network online, 95 percent of people say face-to-face meetings are essential for long-term business relationships. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more MSPs are using events to share their message with prospects and current customers.

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Topics: Events and Webinars, Tip Tuesday

Tip Tuesday: How to use the end of the year to close more MSP sales

Posted by Anne Campbell on Dec 12, 2017 9:27:40 AM

December can be a hectic month of vacations and celebrations, so it can be easy to assume your customers and prospects will be difficult to reach or that they’ll be slow to make a buying decision. As December comes to a close and a new year approaches, though, many small and medium-sized businesses are looking for ways to spend their remaining IT budget. This creates a big opportunity for MSPs that are ready to capitalize on it.

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Topics: Sales Process

Tip Tuesday: How to protect your SMBs from phishing

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Dec 5, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Over the past year, phishing attacks have become more sophisticated, which can lure even the most tech savvy users into clicking a malicious link. Online holiday shopping has begun, and hackers are still preying heavily on shoppers looking for deals.

This holiday season, numerous phishing attacks have popped up luring consumers to log into their accounts by enticing them with a holiday gift card. Barracuda recently featured this threat in the monthly Threat Spotlight, urging holiday shoppers to avoid clicking through holiday deal emails—and to think before they click. Fleming Shi, senior vice president of technology at Barracuda, shared this advice:

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Topics: Cyber Security

Introducing Physical Imaging Standard to Cloud for Intronis Backup

Posted by Anne Campbell on Nov 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In today’s fast-paced business environment, organizations want to maximize uptime, and as a result MSPs are looking for image-based solutions that help them offer customers fast business recovery capabilities. That’s why we’re excited to share that Physical Imaging Standard to Cloud (Beta) is now available for Intronis Backup.

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Topics: Announcements

Tip Tuesday: Planning for SMB growth

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Nov 28, 2017 8:15:00 AM

As we approach the end of 2017, most businesses are tweaking their budgets and their plans to achieve more growth in the coming year. Just like you’re evaluating your business, it’s likely your SMB customers are going through a similar process.

SMB growth can be a great thing for your MSP business. It can provide you with more projects, more chances to upgrade services, and higher IT budget allocations. However, all of these positive changes can cause an unexpected roadblock for your MSP: not enough data storage.

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Topics: Tip Tuesday

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

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