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Barracuda Extends NG Firewall Model Range with Powerful F280 Desktop Appliance

New Model Brings Advanced WAN Optimization and Integrated Content Security to Remote Locations

Campbell, Calif. (January 15, 2014) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced the availability of Barracuda NG Firewall F280. The new Barracuda NG Firewall F280 model brings next generation firewall capabilities and full gigabit Ethernet throughput to branch office and remote locations. 

“The new Barracuda NG Firewall F280 model provides the powerful next-generation firewall capabilities of our Barracuda NG Firewall, and has been designed to run at branch offices,” said Klaus Gheri, VP Network Security, Barracuda. “In combination with the Barracuda Control Center, administrators can centrally manage the devices – setting policies once and running them everywhere, making it a great solution for distributed organizations requiring next-generation firewall capabilities at smaller locations.”                                   

The Barracuda NG Firewall F280 provides branch offices with powerful next-generation firewall functionality, including: 

  • Security - All features of the latest Barracuda NG Firewall version 5.4.2 release including application detection, SSL interception, IPS and malware protection
  • Flexibility - Direct, fast and secure access to Internet and private or public cloud resources
  • Availability - 99.99 percent availability of all business-critical resources
  • Connectivity -Integrated application aware WAN virtualization
  • Mobility - Integrated wireless for mobile devices
  • Control - Central management using Barracuda Control Center

The Barracuda NG Firewall is an enterprise-grade network firewall that combines comprehensive, next-generation firewall capabilities - based on application visibility and user-identity awareness - with optimal efficiency and throughput. The Barracuda NG Firewall offers massive scalability, easy and efficient management across dispersed networks, low resource consumption and high performance for business-critical applications. Coordinated WAN optimization, centralized management and cloud-hosted content filtering and reporting are just a few of the key features. The Barracuda NG Firewall is available as a hardware and virtual appliance. To learn more, visit: 

Pricing and Availability

The Barracuda NG Firewall F280 appliance U.S. list price starts at $2,499 USD for the appliance and U.S. list price of $449 USD for Energize Updates (one-year subscription). An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at U.S. list price of $449 USD per year. International pricing and availability vary by region. 

About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)

Barracuda provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the functionality and performance of Barracuda products.  You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control and that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Factors that could materially affect the Company’s business and financial results include, but are not limited to, a highly competitive business environment and customer response to the Company’s products, as well as those factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s prospectus filed with the SEC on November 6, 2013 pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.


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