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Barracuda Networks acquires RMM solution Avast

Barracuda Networks acquires RMM solution Avast

Barracuda Networks and Avast have reached an agreement in which certain activities are taken over and there is closer cooperation. The acquisition relates to Avast’s Remote Monitoring Management (RMM) solution.

Under the new agreement, Barracuda will be the main vendor of Avast Business CloudCare, Avast Management Console and Avast Antivirus Security solutions. SMEs are currently not well enough served by the market, which is because security systems tend to focus on the needs of large enterprises, says Kevin Chapman, general manager of Avast Business. However, Avast has also developed systems for SMEs, according to Chapman.

Long term

Not only will Barracuda be the main vendor of Avast’s three security solutions, it will also take over Avast’s Managed Workplace business. This RMM service makes management of systems easier for companies. Partners who use Managed Workplace and switch to Barracuda will benefit from this specific expertise and extensive support capabilities, while Avast extends its endpoint security to the Barracuda MSP base.

Strange is the focus of Avast and Barracuda on what smaller companies do not. The total damage caused by cyber attacks is predicted to exceed $6 trillion (€5.25 trillion) by 2021. So there is a lot of potential to tackle this. Our relationship with Barracuda helps us maintain our security focus and marks the beginning of an important long-term collaboration between our two organizations, Chapman says.

Avast security products

Avast Business offers a range of security products. Developed from the world’s largest threat detection network, they are powered by more than 400 million devices from around the world. Together they block more than 50 million threats a day.

The security portfolio of Avast Business is mainly focused on the security, management and tracking of the complete IT networks of companies worldwide. In total there are more than 700,000 customers of Avast.

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