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Kevin Thompson, SolarWinds President and CEO, Joins Barracuda Board of Directors

Campbell, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2013) – Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and storage solutions, today announced that Kevin B. Thompson, president and CEO of SolarWinds® has joined its board of directors. Thompson brings his expertise and proven track record in leading transformational businesses to Barracuda.

"Kevin has done a tremendous job directing SolarWinds, with a long history in scaling one of today’s most successful technology companies,” said BJ Jenkins, president and CEO at Barracuda. "Our companies’ missions are very much aligned in providing purpose-built solutions designed to simplify IT, and he will be a great addition to our team.”

Prior to becoming chief executive officer in March 2010, Thompson held multiple leadership roles at SolarWinds. He joined the company as chief financial officer and treasurer in July 2006. In July 2007, he became chief operating officer, and in January 2009, he became president. Prior to joining SolarWinds, Thompson held a variety of senior positions at leading companies such as Red Hat, Inc. and SAS Institute. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, and also serves on the board of directors of NetSuite Inc.

"Barracuda has built an impressive business, with a powerful product portfolio designed to effectively serve IT professionals,” commented Thompson. "I’ve followed the company for many years, and look forward to being able to contribute to its ongoing success.”

About Barracuda Networks Inc. 

Protecting users, applications, and data for more than 150,000 organizations worldwide, Barracuda Networks provides powerful, easy-to-use, affordable IT solutions. The company's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions for security and storage. For additional information, please visit or on Twitter: @barracuda.


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