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Spammers take advantage of Robin Williams tragedy

This post was submitted by Luis Chapetti, Barracuda Software Engineer and Data Scientist at Barracuda Labs By now, we've seen plenty of tributes to Robin Williams, who passed away last week. No doubt there are still plenty of unanswered questions as to his sudden passing and why he made the decisions he did. While people are trying to find answers, spammers have found a way to take advantage of the situation. Our research team has identified two versions of spam linked to an...   Read More

Barracuda Spam Firewall now available as an annual subscription on AWS

Today we are pleased to announce that the Barracuda Spam Firewall (BSF) is available as an annual subscription in the AWS Marketplace .  Previously the BSF was only available under on-demand hourly licensing or the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model. The Barracuda Spam Firewall is a complete email management solution.  It protects inbound and outbound messages from email-borne threats and data leaks.  Organizations can also use the Barracuda Spam Firewall to encrypt...   Read More

Join us at VMworld 2014

VMworld 2014 is coming up next week and our team is excited to be there.  Stop by and see us at booth 2011 where we'll be demonstrating our latest products.  We've also put together some presentations and we've got some freebies for you.  You won't want to miss it!  VMworld brings together thought leaders, subject matter experts, and IT professionals to immerse themselves in the latest in virtualization and cloud technology.  As a VMware Technology...   Read More

Which deployment method works for you?

One of the cool things about the Barracuda portfolio is the flexibility of deployment.  You know that we offer physical and virtual machine deployments, but did you also know that we offer cloud, public cloud, and hybrid deployments? Let's take a look at what this flexibility means for you. Physical deployment This is the traditional type of deployment and it's still very popular.  Barracuda physical machines are purpose-built appliances that include the hardware, software, and...   Read More

Barracuda University offers training, transcripts, and more

Barracuda products are designed to be easy to use.  It takes just a few minutes to deploy an appliance once it's out of the box, and Barracuda administration portals are so intuitive that our customers rarely need instruction to find their way around.  But for the folks who would like training, we offer a great resource in Barracuda University . Barracuda University provides education, training and in-depth information on all Barracuda products.  Training material is delivered via...   Read More

Are you ready for Chromebooks?

This post was submitted by Ben Bartle Google recently announced selling one million Chromebooks to schools last quarter. These devices continue to increase in popularity all around but are especially attractive to students with limited pocketbooks. Inexpensive, lightweight, and reasonably powerful Chromebooks in themselves have a lot to offer.  The beauty of these machines is that they are built to make web browsing work as flawlessly as possible. There are no extra features or...   Read More

Have you tried Barracuda storage?

Today I'd like to spend some time talking about the Barracuda storage products.  Let's start with some company history. Barracuda networks was formed in 2003  by Dean Drako, Michael Perone, and Zack Levow. At that time we were in the email security business, and our primary product was the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall .  Over the years the product line expanded as our customers' needs evolved, and today includes more than a dozen purpose-built products . As...   Read More

Barracuda's got game(s)

The Barracuda (Ann Arbor) Gaming Club is one of those loose-knit organizations that has very little structure and a whole lot of fun. The club was started by Christopher Blackford (Chris), one of our QA Engineers for the Barracuda Backup . Originally inspired by his college gaming clubs and our own Friday Night Magic ,** Chris decided to see what kind of gaming he could get going at Barracuda. After chatting with a few co-workers to gauge interest, Chris launched the first Barracuda...   Read More

Back to School with Barracuda SignNow – 4 Benefits eSignature Provides to Schools

Schools everywhere are under pressure to get more done with fewer resources.  Solutions like eSignature platforms can help with this.  Integrating eSigning into the workflow can dramatically increase productivity, simplify outdated processes like office sign-in sheets, and eliminate lost papers and permission slips. Here are four substantial benefits schools can enjoy from leveraging a solution like Barracuda SignNow . Improved communication among parents, teachers, and...   Read More

Steve Pao on the role of the cloud in the modern security architecture

You may have heard of Stephen Pao (Steve), GM of our Security Business. He's responsible for the strategic product direction, definition, program management, and development for all of the company's security products. Steve recently talked to Help Net Security about the role of the cloud in the modern security architecture. Some of the topics he covered: Leveraging the cloud is inevitable, but brings new challenges to IT Changing the security infrastructure by...   Read More

Will we see you at BSides Las Vegas this week?

BSides Las Vegas is coming up this week, which makes this a great time to talk about BSides and why we love these events. BSides Las Vegas is an Information / Security conference that is 100% volunteer organized. Volunteers, donors, sponsors, and other members of the community help put on an event that is completely free to the public. The philosophy here is that information should be free, and the presentations should be collaborative. Everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the...   Read More

Are you looking for a great career?

Barracuda is hiring!  Do you have a passion for technology sales? Are you a self-starter who is excited to roll up your sleeves? Are you looking for accelerated career growth in a fun environment? If you said yes to any of the above, you would be a great fit for Barracuda!  To learn more, join us  in Campbell on Thursday August 7 for an evening of food, drinks, networking, and resumes.  Here's what we'll be doing: 4:30pm-5pm -- Food, drinks,...   Read More

18 ways that golf and email are alike, part 4

This is the last post in our four-part series from Danny Milrad.  Here are part one , part two , and part three . Let’s finish up with the second part of the back 9. Back 9, part two #15 The Pro Shop The fine folks in the pro-shop are always happy to accessorize you with new gloves, balls, towels, shoes, clubs, etc…things you may have forgotten or don’t really need but got caught up in the moment and wanted a $75 wind jacket with the course name and logo on it....   Read More

18 ways that golf and email are alike, part 3

18 ways that golf and email are alike, part 3 This is the third post in our four-part series from Danny Milrad.  Part one is here and part two is here . Let’s get into the back 9 this time. Back 9 #10 Media Coverage: For one it’s welcome and looked forward to…the other, not so much! Every weekend the networks dedicate most of their daytime schedule to golf tournaments, analysis and overall coverage.  Newspapers dedicate entire sections to the game...   Read More

18 ways that golf and email are alike, part 2

This is the second part in Danny’s four-part series on how golf and email are alike.  Read part one here . Last time we covered the first half of the front 9.  Now let’s get to the second half … #6 Carts, Caddies and Appliances The use of caddies as your golfing confidant can have a dramatic impact on your game.   Having a caddy is like your personal consultant to determine distance to the pin, weather variables, best club to use and is there to pick up after you, making...   Read More

18 ways that golf and email are alike …

This is the first in a four-part series by Daniel Milrad, Director of Product Marketing. This week, Barracuda Networks will be sponsoring the Barracuda Championship on the PGA Tour at the Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada .  In golf, there are so many options, so many decisions to make on equipment, course strategy, course location, who you play with, who you don’t play with and the most important decision…what the beverage of the day will be.  While I prefer to drink...   Read More

Barracuda Named Silver Award Winner in Readers' Choice Awards

Barracuda is pleased to announce that we have been named the silver award winner in ChannelPro Network’s 2014 Readers' Choice Awards in the Best Security Hardware Vendor category. Our security product portfolio encompasses a broad range of content and network and applic ation security appliances and virtual appliances including: Email Security Barracuda Spam Firewall Barracuda Spam Firewall Vx Web Security Barracuda Web Filter...   Read More

The Barracuda Championship takes place this week in Reno, NV

Have you seen the news ?  Earlier this month we announced that we have entered into a new sponsorship agreement with the PGA tour.   The Barracuda Championship takes place this week, July 31 - August 3. We're not new to sports sponsorships .  Over the years we've had pleasure of sponsoring Indycar, cycling, wake surfing, electric racing, and Rallycar.  We have a long standing or rich or great or something history with the PGA, and we're expecting this tournament to be a lot of fun...   Read More

Barracuda welcomes MiBytes Summer Camp

Earlier this month our Ann Arbor R&D facility was pleased to welcome the campers from the MiBytes Summer Camp .  The MiBytes Summer Camp is computer summer camp for high school students sponsored and run by the University of Michigan (UM) Computer Science and Engineering Division . Program content is developed and taught by UM faculty and students.  Campers attend classes taught by UM faculty, tour the UM campus, and interact with UM Computer Science and Engineering students....   Read More

Barracuda adds a new model and more capacity to the Barracuda Backup portfolio

Over the last couple of days we've made some announcements regarding our award-winning Barracuda Backup : The launch of the Barracuda Backup 290 The resizing of the Barracuda Backup 390 The VMware Ready certification for the Barracuda Backup as part of the VMware TAP program Let's start with the first one in that list.  The Barracuda Backup 290 offers 1 TB of usable space, with a 500GB recommended backup volume.  The sizing makes it perfect for the...   Read More