Barracuda Networks brings back old head to head channels


Company brings in two vice presidents to help strengthen business

Barracuda Networks has strengthened its executive leadership team with the appointment of Hatem Naguib as senior vice president and general manager, security business, and Ezra Hookano as vice president of channels.

Naguib joins Barracuda from VMware, where he helped NSX become one of the industry’s fastest growing infrastructure software products, growing to $300 million over three years. Hookano, who was vice president of worldwide channels for Fusion-io, returns to Barracuda where he served as the original vice president of sales, growing the company from inception to $100 million.

Security TheftThe new leaders will help guide Barracuda’s overall strategy to support customers looking to simplify their IT security and data protection infrastructure on-premises, in the cloud, and in hybrid deployments,” said Barracuda.

As customers look to cloud and virtualisation as a way to maximise their IT investment, the demand for simplifying the security of those deployments has never been greater,” said Naguib. “Barracuda is successfully solving the challenges and I see a great opportunity to leverage their experience, resources and talent to push innovation as a one-stop shop for customers.”

Hookano said: “Coming back to Barracuda and to work with the channel community that I helped develop is truly special. We’re in a new era of challenges, where customers are looking to solution providers to not only protect their organisations, but also to further empower them with cloud and virtualisation technologies that make business better.

I look forward to helping our channel partners solve these challenges while growing their businesses with Barracuda solutions.”


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