Barracuda adds ECS as authorised dealer in Singapore
By Digital News Asia July 20, 2013
- Agreement covers Barracuda’s complete suite of security and storage solutions
- Market expected to be fuelled by new data protection regulations in Singapore
SECURITY and storage solutions provider Barracuda Networks Inc has added ECS Computers (Asia) Pte Ltd as an authorised dealer in Singapore.
The appointment covers Barracuda’s complete suite of security and storage solutions, which would allow ECS to better cater to the growing needs of local companies, especially in light of the need to be compliant with new data protection regulations in the island republic, ECS said in a statement.
The appointment is also in line with Barracuda’s new channel partner programme, it said.
“We believe that [ECS’] extensive coverage of both the SME (small and medium enterprise) and large enterprise markets, coupled with its strong infrastructure, will prove to be an invaluable asset to Barracuda, and would make it easier for us to meet the needs of our customers,” said Benny Lim, South-East Asia director at Barracuda Networks.
“Singapore has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, and coupled with growing compliance requirements, we are excited to expand our reach both here and in the rest of the region,” he added.
Singapore passed into law this year the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which will come into force next year.
Barracuda provides security and storage solutions based on cloud-connected network appliances, virtual appliances and cloud services.
The company’s security portfolio include products for protection against email and web threats such as spam and viruses, and network and application security and delivery. Its storage portfolio includes message archiving, backup and cloud storage capabilities.
“This agreement bolsters our current offerings to our channel partners at a crucial time,” said Sebastian Chong, ECS Computers (Asia) Pte Ltd president.
“We believe that our expertise will gel well together, allowing us to bring more value to key customers and the market at large in Singapore,” he added.
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