The history of Barracuda
It started as a simple idea—providing an email-security solution that every business could afford. Fifteen years later, we’re still growing, still innovating and still focused on bringing you tomorrow’s IT-security technology today.
Take a look at some of the major milestones on our world-changing journey.
There was no affordable email-security solution
Dean Drako, Michael Perone and Zach Levow can’t find a solution that doesn’t cost a small fortune.
The idea for Barracuda is born.
Barracuda launches Spam & Virus Firewall
Barracuda officially enters the anti-spam market with its flagship product.
Barracuda becomes a disruptive force in the worldwide anti-spam market
Within a year of launching of our first product, we won nine industry awards and were serving 11,900 customers, including small and mid-sized companies, large enterprises and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
CRN lists Barracuda among top ten ‘Channel Stars’
CRN selected Barracuda as one of only 10 up-and-coming channel stars in the magazine's inaugural “Star Search” list.
Barracuda selected by AlwaysOn as one of the ‘Top 100 Private Companies’
Barracuda was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial panel based on a set of five criteria - technology innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.
Securing web apps
Barracuda acquires NetContinuum, expanding its portfolio to secure and manage enterprise web applications.
Barracuda reaches the significant milestone of 50,000 customers spanning more than 80 countries – in less than five years.
Backup in the cloud
Barracuda expands into cloud-based backup services by acquiring BitLeap.
Barracuda surpasses $100 million in annual revenue.
Barracuda acquires controlling interest in Phion AG, an Austria-based public company delivering enterprise-class firewalls.
Barracuda dominates global email security
The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall becomes the world's most widely-deployed solution for on-premises email security.
Continued customer growth
Barracuda now has more than 100,000 customers spanning more than 80 countries.
Barracuda gets new leadership
BJ Jenkins, a 20-year veteran of the IT industry, becomes president and CEO.
Barracuda goes public
Barracuda stock begins trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CUDA.
Continued industry recognition
Barracuda wins ‘Best Web Application Firewall’, ‘Best Email Security’ and ‘Best Customer Service’ at the SC Awards in the U.S.
Enters MSP market
Barracuda acquires Intronis to meet increasing security and data-protection demands for small and medium-sized businesses.
Microsoft Partner of the Year!
Barracuda recognized as 2016 Microsoft Azure Partner of the Year.
AI for email security
Barracuda acquires Sookasa to expand encryption, security and compliance for data stored in the cloud.
Cloud archiving, upgraded
Barracuda acquires Sonian, deepening cloud archiving and email-security capabilities, as well as expanding channel reach with key OEM partners.
Cyber Security Vendor of the Year
CRN awards Barracuda ‘Cyber Security Vendor of the Year’ in the U.K.
Barracuda achieves AWS Security Competency
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall and CloudGen WAF have achieved AWS Security Competency and prequalified by AWS solution architects as being well-architected for AWS.
Barracuda acquires PhishLine, a social-engineering simulation and training company, giving customers comprehensive defense against email-borne targeted attacks.
Barracuda gets new ownership
Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm, acquires Barracuda.
cloud-enabled products delivered!
The Barracuda Backup 390, a Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) in our data protection line of products, was pulled off the production line by CEO BJ Jenkins, who had it customized in gold.
15 Years of Innovation
Barracuda celebrates 15 year anniversary.