Paramount Receives Partner Award from Barracuda Networks

Middle East Security Specialist honoured with award for Best Partner - Emerging Markets

Press Release (PressBurner) Nov 11, 2009 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Paramount, the leading regional provider of products and services for securing the Information Assets of Enterprises in the Middle East, announced that it was named ‘Best Partner-Emerging Markets’ by Barracuda Networks, the worldwide leader in content security appliances.  The award was presented during a ceremony at the 2009 Barracuda Networks EMEA Partner Conference in Prague.  

Partners dedicated to delivering extraordinary results were honored in a number of categories including revenue growth, outstanding performance and exceptional customer service.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Premchand Kurup, CEO, Paramount Computer Systems, said, “We are honoured to have received this prestigious award from our highly valued partner Barracuda Networks. It is a testament to our high levels of technical expertise, service and support in delivering high quality security solutions to clients in this region. Winning this award has motivated our team to strive even harder to achieve the highest possible standards of performance and business excellence”.

“Barracuda Networks would like to thank Paramount for its dedication to achieving growth and profitability while maintaining its competitive advantage during the past year,” said Mr. Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. “Paramount has exceeded expectations in delivering exceptional customer service and demonstrating an impressive level of persistence to build and conquer new markets.”

In addition, Paramount is one of a few Barracuda Networks partners in the region that are certified in the implementation of the Barracuda Web Application Firewalls, which require a high degree of technical expertise and understanding of customer requirements.

“Paramount has contributed greatly to helping us penetrate the Middle East market through some impressive customer wins, notably in key markets like Abu Dhabi and Qatar,” said Mr. Paul Thackeray, vice president and managing director of Barracuda Networks, EMEA.  “We are happy to recognize their efforts and look forward to working closely with them in future."

Paramount is the only regional IT security company providing a holistic solution encompassing all three important aspects – Technology, Processes & People. The company propounds that customers should ensure that internal staff have leading–edge certification like CISSP, CISM, CISA and ISO 27001, processes and methodologies are within the ISO 27001 framework and technologies are in place for  secure content management, data leak prevention, perimeter security, internal network security, identity & access management and vulnerability, risk & security event management.

With an illustrious list of clients and project implementations in the region, a large number of certified technical staff and best of breed vendors, Paramount is recognized as the region’s leading IT security integrator and consultant.

About Paramount
Founded in 1992, transformed in 1999 and re-invented in 2007, Paramount as a company is “Work in Progress”. Paramount is the leading regional provider of Technology and services for securing the Information Assets of Enterprises. From the development of a Security Policy, Security Awareness Training, through to the delivery of complete end-to-end solutions that encompass Perimeter Security, Secure Content Management, Identity and Access Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Risk, Policy and Compliance Management. Paramount helps leading organizations in the Arabian Gulf Region, understand monitor and mitigate the risks in their IT infrastructure. For further information on Paramount, please visit

About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks Inc. built its reputation as the worldwide leader in content security appliances by offering easy to use and affordable products that protect organizations from email, Web and IM threats.   Barracuda Networks has leveraged its success in the security market to offer networking products that improve application delivery and network access as well as world-class solutions for message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are amongst the more than 85,000 organizations protecting their networks with Barracuda Networks’ solutions.  Barracuda Networks' success is due to its ability to deliver easy to use, comprehensive solutions that solve the most serious issues facing customer networks without unnecessary add-ons, maintenance, lengthy installations or per user license fees.  Barracuda Networks is privately held with its headquarters in Campbell, Calif.  For more information, please visit

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 8:41am
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