We believe every business
deserves access to world-class
IT security.

Your journey starts here.

Barracuda was launched to give businesses an email-security solution that didn’t cost a small fortune. With more than 1 million cloud-enabled products delivered since, we continue to disrupt the IT-security market with innovative solutions that every business can afford. We’re on a mission to protect customers, data and applications from today’s advanced threats by providing the most comprehensive and easy-to-use IT-security platform and backing it up with best-in-class customer support.

Enterprise-quality, cloud-ready security solutions

Barracuda’s first spam and virus firewall product became the world's most widely-deployed solution for on-premises email security. Today, we continue to offer easy, comprehensive and affordable solutions for email protection, data protection and network and application security. More than 200,000 global customers put their trust in Barracuda to help safeguard their employees, data and applications.

Our Products

How Barracuda began

Dean Drako, Michael Perone and Zach Levow were running an ISP in 2002 and couldn’t find an affordable spam-blocking product to protect their small business. So the team developed its own solution in a tiny Los Altos office overlooking a courtyard next to a Mexican restaurant that often served as the company conference room. Based on their success, the three soon realized they could provide businesses of all sizes with an email-security solution that wasn’t expensive or complex—the idea for Barracuda was born.

Where does the company name come from?

Lion, tiger and alligator were among the many aggressive-sounding company names our founders debated and deliberated. They wanted something with teeth! Barracuda was the big winner and the company has lived up to its name ever since by fiercely protecting customers and making the world a safer place.

Celebrating 15 years of success—and looking ahead

In 2003, Barracuda launched its first email-security product, successfully disrupting a market flooded with outrageously-priced products by providing an affordable, easy alternative. Fifteen years later, we continue to offer best-in-breed security solutions that help our customers do business efficiently and securely. 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.

Go to market with the best companies in the world

Barracuda works with more than 5,000 channel partners worldwide. The Barracuda Reseller Program encompasses a number of rich program offerings, benefits and services to help our partners enhance their businesses with a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable product portfolio. We're always looking to grow with channel partners committed to providing customers with world-class products, service and support.

“…Barracuda is the most approachable company, hands down. From the CEO to the support team, everyone cares.”

— Derek del Barrio, Solid Border

We take work seriously, but not ourselves

Barracuda employees are laser-focused on helping our customers do business efficiently and securely. We’re dedicated, but we’re also friendly and fun. Our employees support various charities and important causes in our community and are active contributors to open-source technology.


A world-class team to help protect yours

Barracuda’s leadership is building on yesterday’s successes and looking to the future. Our leading technology and cloud experts remain committed to simplifying IT security and protecting every business with advanced solutions. Find out more about the team that’s driving growth and innovation at Barracuda.


You have a passion for IT security and making the world a safer place. We have opportunities.

Join a team on the forefront of cloud-based security and data protection.