Dear partners, We are pleased to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Barracuda Networks, Inc., a trusted partner, and a leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, under which they have acquired the Managed Workplace business from Avast. In addition, Barracuda has become a master reseller of Avast Business CloudCare, Management Console, and Antivirus (hereinafter referred to as “Avast Security Solutions”). The transaction completed today, February 1, 2019. We are confident this change is poised for success. Barracuda has a proven 15-year history of providing innovative security and data protection for organizations worldwide. Managed Workplace is a strategic addition to Barracuda’s MSP division, combining a security-centric RMM platform with its existing security portfolio. We strongly believe that Barracuda will invest and continue to innovate the Managed Workplace offering, and we see this as the beginning of an important long-term partnership between our two organizations. Avast and Barracuda leadership are working hand in hand to ensure a smooth transition for our existing Managed Workplace Partners, as well as employees supporting them. Many of our Partners use both Managed Workplace and our Avast Security Solutions. Avast will continue to provide Avast Security Solutions to those Partners who ordered Managed Workplace and Avast Security Solutions as part of separate order forms. Barracuda, as a master reseller of Avast Business, will provide Avast Security Solutions to those Partners who ordered Managed Workplace and Avast Security Solutions as part of the same order forms. In order to promote a smooth transition of the business to Barracuda, Avast will continue to issue, and process, invoices relating to Managed Workplace for a month following completion of the transaction. As part of this transition, your contract may have transferred to a different legal entity. To view the full explanation of what this means for your contract from a legal perspective please click here. This email (and the Legal Notice available here) should be taken as legal notice of the assignment of your contract, to the extent applicable. We recognize that you will have additional questions about next steps and implications of this change. In the coming days, your Account Manager will be addressing many of these questions directly with you to support you through this transition. If you’d like to contact Avast Business, please reach out to us at email@example.com. For general questions regarding Managed Workplace, please email MWquestions@barracuda.com. For technical support, you may reach out to MWsupport@barracuda.com or call +1-613-232-1000. For your easy reference, these points of contact are also listed on www.barracudamsp.com/managedworkplace. Regards, Managed Workplace team
PSA Service Modules available 05/03/2019Dear Partners, With the changes to the Managed Workplace DNS changes, we have released new versions of PSA Service Modules. They are now available in the Update Center. For more information, please read the release notes below: ConnectWise Manage Salesforce TigerPaw Contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Regards, Barracuda Managed Workplace team
Dear Partners, A new version of Managed Workplace Microsoft Office 365 Service Module is now available. This new version replaces the existing Microsoft Office 365 Service Modules that offer improved functionality and fixes three issues. Read the release notes for more information about this new module. Regards, Barracuda Managed Workplace team
Introducing Managed Workplace 12 08/12/2019Dear Partners, We are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of Managed Workplace 12. This is a particularly exciting release, as it introduces an all-new offering -- Advanced Software Management. This Operational Accelerator gives partners the ability to automate third-party patch and software update management. Watch a replay of the Sneak Peek webinar from last week or read the release notes for more information. To deliver Advanced Software Management and other capabilities, scheduled downtime of our cloud instances is required. Please review the below downtime schedule and plan accordingly. AU01 – Monday, August 19, 0900 to 1300 UTC-0400 EU01/02 - Wednesday, August 21, 1400 to 1800 UTC-0400 US01/02/05 - Wednesday, August 21, 2200 to 0200(+1) UTC-0400 US03/04/07 - Thursday, August 22, 2200 to 0200(+1) UTC-0400 Managed Workplace 12 is planned for general availability on Thursday, August 22. If you do not know what cloud instance you operate within, or if you have any additional questions, please contact support at email@example.com. Regards, The Barracuda MSP Team
Dear Partners, the Managed Workplace Community Forum is moving to a great new location! Now, the Forum will be hosted within the Barracuda MSP Insiders Community, which offers discussion forums and much more! Join your Barracuda MSP peers in the platform for an exclusive, one-of-a-kind partner experience. By joining Insiders, you can participate in discussions with your peers, provide product and general feedback, checkout new content, be featured in a case study, and share your expertise -- all while earning rewards and recognition. When you complete activities, you receive points that you'll be able to redeem for cool rewards. Rewards could be anything from an Amazon gift card to a ticket to an industry event. The more active you are within the community, the more points you'll earn. WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
In addition to earning rewards, participating gives you the opportunity to: Connect with your peers Promote your organization's success Show off your expertise Let us know how we're doing Earn badges and compete against others on a leaderboard Receive surprise perks when you least expect them, and more It's fun, it's easy, and it's rewarding! Become an Insider today! If you have questions, feel free to reach out to your partner success manager, or feel free to reach out to me directly. We hope to see you, on the 'Inside'!
j.cannon liked a post in a topic by lhooper in CloudCare Review
We have a great review from PC Magazine highlighting CloudCare! There's a great review of policy configuration, alerts and reporting and what the bottom line really is.
Take a look!
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I'd like to take the time to share with you a message from Joanna Brace, our VP Marketing and Product Marketing.
We are so excited about the release of Managed Workplace 9.2!
As we shared last week, Managed Workplace 9.2 is now globally available to our channel partners and offers our slickest remote management and monitoring (RMM) solution to date. Now with premium remote control integrated directly into our RMM platform at no extra cost, we’re making it easier than ever for our MSP partners to provide remote IT management services to their business customers.
The new platform is also catching press attention and our AVG execs have been busy sharing the highlights with tech and channel media reporters at ChannelBuzz, Channel Insider, ChanelLine, CRN UK, CRN U.S., Lanline.de, and MSP Mentor.
More interviews are scheduled across our markets over the next few weeks. The response has already been overwhelmingly positive, with press coverage describing our updated platform as ‘game-changing’ and also touting the new premium remote control, backup disaster and recovery, and Mac support features.
As with Managed Workplace 9.1, the development process was driven in large part from the input of hundreds of our partners around the world. We want to ensure that our products meet their evolving needs and we are proud to say that our latest version of the platform does just that.
In developing 9.2 and integrating additional features, we continue to partner with the best in the industry. Partners such as ISL Online, a Slovenian company with more than 200,000 customers in more than 100 countries helped us integrate premium remote control seamlessly into our platform. Our Backup and Disaster Recovery partner Infrascale is also a proven leader, recently named a Gartner Cool Vendor as ‘innovative, impactful and intriguing.’
The value of strategic partnerships like these can clearly be seen in the reaction to the end product. Initial feedback from our channel partners has been fantastic. Many have said using the updated platform will be a ‘no brainer’ for them. Some of our partners have already previewed the updated platform, with Advanced Technology Services (USA) providing feedback that “it works great on both Macs and PCs, features a new user interface that instantly shows all activity, and also enables us to seamlessly view user sessions.”
We recognize that our channel partners need IT simplicity and efficiency. The updates we have made to Managed Workplace 9.2 show our ongoing commitment to putting partners first.
We are listening and appreciate your feedback.
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We are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of AVG Accelerator Partner Academy on September 17th!
Partner training is elevated to a new level with the AVG Accelerator Partner Academy. This program is part of our ongoing commitment to help you excel as an AVG partner in all areas of your business. The Accelerator Partner Academy includes live and on demand training that empowers our partners to transform their businesses and helps them improve results in sales, marketing and operations.
Follow this link for more information: https://wcc.on24.com/webcast/previewlobby?e=1049375&k=317B3EC572437D301F35D44C509E691A
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.