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Barracuda to boost MSP protection

Barracuda Networks has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SKOUT Cybersecurity, a Melville, NY-based leader in cyber-as-a-service software for MSPs and provider of an extended detection and response (XDR) platform and service. 

With this acquisition Barracuda has entered the fast-growing XDR market with a solution optimised for MSPs. SKOUT brings advanced technology and continues Barracuda’s strategic M&A momentum, which includes the recent acquisition of Zero Trust Access provider Fyde. Adding to Barracuda’s prior integrations with Open XDR platforms, SKOUT expands Barracuda’s portfolio with a powerful XDR platform for MSPs that is backed by a 24×7 SOC. 

“MSPs must be able to protect their customers’ end-users, their devices and the data they are accessing with these devices against increasingly sophisticated threats. To achieve this level of protection for their customers, and themselves, MSPs are transforming their businesses into security centric operations,” said Brian Babineau, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Barracuda MSP. “The addition of SKOUT enables Barracuda’s MSP partners to deploy security solutions across their environments, connecting their data feeds into a unified, 24×7 operation for swift analysis and response.”