Cloud-Enabled Security Provider Barracuda Acquires Sonian

To meet increasing demands for cloud archiving, compliance and analytics, Barracuda Networks, a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, has acquired privately held Sonian, a provider of public cloud archiving and business insights.

This acquisition will deepen Barracuda's cloud archiving, and email security and management capabilities, as well as expand Barracuda's channel reach with the addition of key OEM partners, the companies say.

Born in the cloud and designed natively to take advantage of public cloud scale and cost characteristics, Sonian provides a platform enabling rapid expansion and high reliability via Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Sonian's platform was designed for OEMs, managed service providers (MSPs), and end user customers from the ground up with white-label and administrative APIs for easier deployments.

Sonian's archiving and analytics capabilities help customers to preserve, access, and act on communications data, and apply these insights to their business to reduce risks and increase productivity. Using those insights, businesses can identify potential threats in communications data before they escalate into larger problems, which has become increasingly important in today's dynamic threat environment. The technology illuminates data in email discussions and attachments, proactively providing insights to customers.

According to Barracuda, the addition of Sonian’s capabilities to its platform will deepen security and data protection for customers in their Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud environments.

The Sonian platform will enable Barracuda to continue to drive differentiation and leadership as customers move to Office 365, said BJ Jenkins, CEO and president of Barracuda, adding that there is also an opportunity to integrate Sonian's analytics and AI with Barracuda’s data protection portfolio, which combined with Barracuda’s security solutions, provides a more complete solution to the market.

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