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What can you do with Threatglass?

A few months ago, Barracuda Labs launched a new website called Threatglass.  This is a website designed to raise awareness of compromised websites, and help users understand the ways in which malware-infected websites attack a machine.  The original press release is here, and the Threatglass website is here .     Threatglass features a Pinterest-like layout for easy browsing, but there is a blurry overlay on all of the images.  This overlay is put in...   Read More

Would you have fallen for this phishing attack?

This post was submitted by Michael Van Pelt, Senior Software Engineer An interesting spear-phishing attempt was observed last week. The Company Controller received the following email: From: Ray CEO <> Subject: Fwd: Wiring Instructions To: Bob Controller <> Bob, Process a wire for $221,335.46 to the attached instructions, charge to admin expenses. Send me the wire confirmation once completed. Ray...   Read More

How the Barracuda Web Application Firewall helps you manage website scraping

Websites are constantly being scraped by scripts and bots and other little automated workers.  Sometimes this is good, sometimes this is bad, but usually it's somewhere in the middle.  For the unfamiliar, scraping is the practice of copying or otherwise extracting information from a website.  Applications that provide comparison shopping or data monitoring rely on some form of scraping in order to function.  These are generally considered legitimate uses of scraping...   Read More

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“SignNow has dramatically improved our business processes … By automating parts of some of our more manual efforts and improving document workflows, we’re able to work more efficiently, and in turn, extend that great experience to our customers.” ~ Kris Mitchell, Marketing & Digital Media Coordinator at Colliers International South Florida. A couple of months ago we announced that Colliers had adopted SignNow as their eSignature solution. Colliers is one...   Read More

Four things you can do with the new security features in the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

Today we announced the addition of advanced application security features in the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC (ADC) , models 540 and above.  This integration puts advanced security technology directly into these ADC appliances, and eliminates the need to purchase separate products or subscriptions to provide delivery and security for critical apps. So what does this really mean for you and your day-to-day operations?  Let's take a look at the big things that this integration...   Read More

How the Barracuda NG Firewall simplifies network planning and administration

Our recent case study discusses how a Denmark school was able to leverage the Barracuda NG Firewall to meet a wide variety of needs.  I thought I'd follow up on it to discuss how the NG Firewall fits into two initiatives in particular, which are simplification and scalability. If you've read the case study, you noticed that both of these concepts were of particular importance.  The school has a two-member IT staff to handle 800 students plus the faculty and staff. ...   Read More

Herlev Gymnasium puts its trust in Barracuda NG Firewall to keep students safe

This case study originally appeared in Secure Data at .   Herlev Gymnasium in Herlev, Denmark, with 800 students and 250 teaching staff, is pleased to be back to “business as usual”. Re-designing the school’s entire network in line with its BYOD policy has enabled the school to use digital learning techniques to further develop its education plans. Being...   Read More

Barracuda Backup-as-a-Service now available worldwide

Earlier this year we launched Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) , which is a cool new way for customers to get into the award winning Barracuda Backup for less than $100/month.  Last week we expanded the program so that it’s available worldwide .  Let's talk a little more about this and how you can get started with the program. Barracuda Backup models 190 and 390 are available now in the BaaS model.  This subscription is perfect for companies that have these...   Read More

Barracuda products secured from OpenSSL heartbleed vulnerability

Update 4/12/2014:    For more information about specific products and the Heartbleed vulnerability please see Barracuda Firewall Barracuda Web Application Firewall Barracuda Web Filter Barracuda Link Balancer Please check this page for any updates to other Barracuda products. ###### Barracuda has released a  Tech alert regarding the CVE-2014-0160: OpenSSL heartbleed vulnerability . This tech alert explains the OpenSSL vulnerability and...   Read More

Barracuda’s Michael Hughes named one of the 2014 Channel Chiefs to Watch

Michael Hughes, Barracuda’s Channel Chief and SVP of Worldwide sales is a rare bird. So rare in fact that out of 271 channel chiefs named by CRN this year, Hughes was named to their 2014 Channel Chiefs: 20 to Watch list. According to CRN, this list recognizes an elite subset of channel executives who are poised to make their mark on their channel organizations and on the industry at large this year. I recently caught a glimpse of Hughes soaring through the office, so naturally I...   Read More

Preparing to meet the new FFIEC directive to combat DDoS

Last week, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) came out with a notice to the US banking sector to put in place a six-step DDoS mitigation program. Without doubt, this has resulted from the spate of attacks on the US banking sector over the last year. This could not have come more timely. The banking sector is already subject to various compliances, including PCI DSS.  However, the technical scope of PCI DSS addresses more of the data breach vector rather...   Read More

Barracuda Backup leads Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market

Barracuda is leading the pack in the Purpose-Built Backup Appliance market, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) Tracker, March 2014 .  IDC reports that Barracuda Backup has been ranked number one in integrated PBBA units with 53.5% market share for 2013, and 53.7% market share for 4CQ13.  IDC conducts global research through hundreds of analysts deployed around the globe.  This research is compiled and evaluated to provide data...   Read More

Barracuda products and CVE-2014-0160: OpenSSL heartbleed vulnerability

Yesterday, researchers disclosed a major vulnerability ( ) in the popular open source encryption library OpenSSL. It turns out that the reported coding defect was introduced into the OpenSSL software in late 2011. We have determined that some of our products that incorporated the latest releases of OpenSSL could be susceptible to this reported vulnerability. We are assessing our products and services to further secure them,...   Read More

Barracuda Partner Program receives 5-Star rating. Again.

Earlier this month we announced that our partner program has received a five star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide .  This means that the Barracuda Partner Program has been recognized as a superior program for VARs and Technology Integrators. The CRN Partner Program Guide is assembled by an independent channel research group using a methodology that evaluates all of these criteria: Investments in program offerings Partner profitability Partner training...   Read More

Barracuda Backup is now a certified solution for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Barracuda is pleased to announce that our award-winning Barracuda Backup is now officially certified to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) systems .  This is huge news for our team and for administrators of RHEL and SUSE infrastructures. Barracuda Backup is a complete backup solution that simplifies and lowers the cost of the disaster recovery process.  With this solution, administrators can perform quick backup and restore...   Read More

SignNow well received at Interop

As I mentioned earlier , Barracuda was at Interop this week, booth 1049.  If you happened to stop by, you were treated to handsome rewards such as, Presentations on our award-winning Barracuda solutions and Cloud Evolved strategy An exclusive discount on SignNow, our top-rated eSignature solution A good look at CudaEye, our innovative hybrid surveillance system The enjoyable company of really smart people Over the past 10 years, Barracuda has built a strong brand...   Read More

Facebook Acquires Oculus: Are we in for a virtual disaster?

The views expressed here are those of the author and others quoted in the post and not necessarily those of Barracuda.   Facebook purchases move from mobile messaging apps to gaming.   The tech world was shaken last Tuesday afternoon with breaking news that Facebook is buying Oculus VR, a hot virtual reality gaming company, for $2 billion. The compensation includes $400 million in cash along with 23.1 million shares of Facebook stock. Word on the street is...   Read More

Barracuda at Interop Las Vegas 2014

It's Interop time again, and sure enough we've got our Barracuda team manning the booth at Mandalay Bay.  We're in booth #1049 so definitely stop by if you're going to be there! Interop is the IT show of IT shows that really stands out as both a networking and learning event.   This event lasts five days and is packed with workshops and presentations.  Tracks include, Applications Business of IT Cloud Computing and Virtualization Collaboration...   Read More

Purple is the new blue

Breaking:  This just in from very important people in Campbell:   Thank you all for your efforts to help execute our 1-day trial of ‘turning the color wheel’ from blue to purple. Really great effort by all. Results are in… we love blue.  46% just isn't enough. Once you go blue... ;) ################# Earlier today we announced that we are switching our primary brand color from blue to purple.  You can get all the details in the...   Read More

Engineering the Barracuda Spam Firewall for the AWS Marketplace

Earlier today we announced that the Barracuda Spam Firewall (BSF) is available as a product in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace .  This is pretty cool for a handful of reasons.  Amazon can now offer our best-of-breed Barracuda Spam Firewall to their security offerings, and Barracuda can celebrate the expansion of our security suite in the Amazon cloud.  Most importantly, customers can migrate their email security to AWS with confidence, because Barracuda and...   Read More

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