Barracuda Networks named leader in IDC MarketScape

The Barracuda Web security solutions were recognised for their flexible yet comprehensive ability to protect users online, regardless of location or device.

January 30, 2013

LOOPHOLD Security Distribution, a distributor of Barracuda Networks in Southern Africa, has announced that Barracuda Networks, a provider of security and data protection solutions, has been recognised as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Web Security Products 2011-2012 Vendor Analysis. This report analyses the quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain a vendor’s success in the marketplace.

The Barracuda Web security solutions, including the Barracuda Web Filter, Barracuda Web Security Service, Barracuda Web Security Agent and Barracuda Safe Browser, were recognised for their flexible yet comprehensive ability to protect users online, regardless of location or device.

“The recognition Barracuda has received for their security offering confirms their commitment to the market by providing quality products with enhanced functionality. This is crucial in an environment where new security threats are unleashed every day. This accolade also provides our resellers and their clients with the assurance of an internationally recognised brand and technology that adapts to an evolving security environment, without the additional options and fees that are usually associated with such product evolution” says Martin Tassev, MD at LOOPHOLD.

According to IDC, market demands for Web security solutions have changed and must address a much broader set of functions. The report goes on to explain, “Explosive growth of Web-based technologies in the enterprise i.e., social media, mobile apps, software-as-a-service/cloud infrastructure and the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon are forcing rapid change on the Web security market.”

Barracuda Networks was praised for supporting all major features of secure Web gateways: URL filtering, antimalware, social media/Web 2.0 controls and content inspection. Additionally, Barracuda Networks was cited as a leader based on key strengths including:

  • Cost effective: Barracuda Networks’ core strength is efficiently producing cost and functionally effective security solutions for organisations.
  • Flexible deployment: Barracuda Networks offers cloud, on-premise appliances and virtual appliances. This provides flexible deployment options – a key requirement cited by a majority of the 24 end users interviewed for the IDC MarketScape.
  • Strong channel: Barracuda Networks has an expansive channel partner program including excellent sales and marketing strategies, which effectively reach target customers.

To receive instructions on how to access the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Web Security Products 2011-2012 Vendor Analysis report, please send a request to [email protected] or contact your account manager at LOOPHOLD!