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 messages and to leverage the cloud for email spooling should the company email server become unavailable.
By working with Amazon Web Services to provide the Barracuda Spam Firewall as an annual subscription, we're adding new benefits to the BSF on the AWS platform. From today's press release:
- Economics – The new annual pricing includes 14 percent cost savings over metered, hourly subscriptions for a comparable term. Customers can purchase the subscription for running the appliance instance for a one-year upfront price to align with OPEX budgets, and they have the ability to change their pricing models without restarting any instances or re-launching any applications.
- Flexibility – The new annual pricing simplifies the process by allowing customers to purchase licenses in advance as well as add on extra licenses via the hourly model when needed. Further, this option allows more control over maintenance windows for software upgrades and new feature rollouts.
- Choice – The new annual pricing extends customer choice in terms of how to pay for services and how to deploy. The Barracuda Spam Firewall is active with known usage and traffic 24x7x365, and the annual subscription pricing model aligns with customer usage patterns.
The Barracuda Spam Firewall is also available on AWS under an hourly subscription. This subscription model allows users to test the BSF under a 30-day free trial before deployment. Customers can convert from the free trial or the hourly license to an annual subscription at any time.