Barracuda buys Sonian to strengthen cloud archiving and security biz

Barracuda Message ArchiverBarracuda Networks has acquired Sonian Inc. to strengthen Barracuda’s cloud archiving, and email security and management capabilities.

The acquisition of the privately held Sonian will also expand Barracuda’s channel reach with the addition of key OEM partners.

Enterprise customers use Sonian’s archiving and analytics capabilities to preserve, access and act on communications data, and apply insights to their business to reduce potential threats and increase productivity.

Barracuda will be adding Sonian’s archiving and analytics capabilities to strengthen Barracuda’s security and data protection platform for customers in their Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud environments.

“The Sonian platform will enable us to continue to drive differentiation and leadership as customers move to Office 365,” said BJ Jenkins, CEO and president of Barracuda.

Barracuda also aims to integrate Sonian’s analytics and AI with its data protection portfolio in order to offer a more complete solution to the market.

“The potential of Sonian’s technology and go-to-market model combined with Barracuda’s scale and complementary products creates a powerful value proposition for both partners and customers,” said Tim McKinnon, CEO and president of Sonian.

Sonian has designed its platform targeting OEMs, managed service providers (MSPs) and customers from the ground up with white-label and administrative APIs for automatic deployments.

Sonian has over 32,000 customers in 40 countries as well as partnerships with large MSPs and software companies. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s cloud archives, which can run on the current five largest public clouds.