First Security Vendor to Reward Researchers for Identifying Vulnerabilities in its Own Products
Campbell, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 – Barracuda Networks Inc. today announced the Barracuda Security Bug Bounty Program, an initiative that rewards researchers who identify and report security vulnerabilities in the company’s security product line. In the past, several technology companies have announced bug bounties; however, Barracuda Networks is the first security vendor to offer such a bold program, to reward researchers for identifying vulnerabilities in its own products. This initiative is part of the company’s ongoing effort to protect against threats and make world-class products for its customers.
Key highlights of the program include:
This announcement comes on the heels of last week’s Google announcement regarding a bug bounty program for its Web properties. "Security product vendors should be at the forefront of promoting security research,” said Dr. Paul Judge, chief research officer at Barracuda Networks. "This initiative reflects our commitment to our customers and the security community at large. The goal of this program is to reward researchers for their hard work as well as to promote and encourage responsible disclosure.”
Bug types that are in scope include those that compromise confidentiality, availability, integrity or authentication, such as remote exploits, privilege escalation, cross site scripting, code execution, and command injection. For additional information, including a list of frequently asked questions, which products and bugs are eligible, and how to claim the bounty, researchers are encouraged to visit http://www.barracudalabs.com/bugbounty.