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Barracuda Sees Growing Market Adoption with Security Offerings on Microsoft Windows Azure

Barracuda NG Firewall Now Available on Windows Azure

Campbell, Calif. (February 25, 2014) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced that the Barracuda NG Firewall is now available on the Windows Azure cloud platform, joining the Barracuda Web Application Firewall. Barracuda will showcase this technology in booth 3237 at the RSA Conference 2014 this week in San Francisco. 

“We are excited to see successful customer adoption of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall to augment application security on Windows Azure,” said Jan Poczobutt, Director, Enterprise ADC & WAF Sales, Barracuda. “With the Barracuda NG Firewall now available on Windows Azure, Barracuda is enabling customers to deploy secure multi-tier networks within Windows Azure, while also providing high-performance connectivity to Windows Azure from branch offices and client devices.”

“Customers are increasingly looking to move their applications to the cloud, and Windows Azure provides a robust cloud infrastructure platform for them to do so,” said Yossi Dahan, Principle Consultant at Solidsoft, the 2013 Microsoft World Wide Cloud Partner of the Year and Barracuda reseller."The Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NG Firewall solutions provide complementary application security and secure remote access capabilities that augment Windows Azure. Working with Barracuda has been successful, and together we've been able to gain market traction and secure new customers."

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall has gained market traction in helping secure applications hosted in Windows Azure. With the Barracuda NG Firewall now available, Barracuda offers Windows Azure customers the following: 

  • Barracuda NG Firewall:Provides next generation firewalling and high speed (>1 Gbps) site-to-site secure remote access from on-premises networks to Windows Azure or Vnets within Windows Azure. It enables organizations to deploy sophisticated multi-zone network architecture, and its centralized management capabilities ensure scalable and fault tolerant network infrastructure without the management overhead.
  • Barracuda Web Application Firewall:A fully integrated Web Application Firewall with Windows Azure that can dynamically scale to meet application performance and workload requirements. With predefined security templates for web applications and third-party packaged applications like Microsoft SharePoint, companies of all sizes can enjoy application security with no need to learn, configure, and manage complex technology.

“In line with our longstanding and deep commitment to security, Windows Azure is working closely with Barracuda to help customers as they move more and more of their on-premises workloads into the Windows Azure cloud platform,” said Venkat Gatamneni, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows Azure, Microsoft. “We have found that Barracuda’s solutions deliver advanced security functionality and are easy for our customers to use and deploy.”

Pricing and Availability

The Barracuda NG Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall for Windows Azure are available today as a Bring Your Own License service. For one-year subscriptions, user licenses start at U.S. list price $1,599 USD for Barracuda NG Firewall and $5,199 USD for Barracuda Web Application Firewall. For more information, please visit: www.barracuda.com/azure

Resources:

Barracuda on Windows Azure

Video

  • MSDN Channel 9, Episode 128: Using the Barracuda Web Application Firewall on Windows Azure - http://ow.ly/t5HS4

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For more info on the Barracuda NG Firewall

For more info on the Barracuda Web Application Firewall

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 http://www.barracuda.com.

Forward-Looking Statements 

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the functionality and performance of Barracuda NG Firewall product and the availability of the product through Microsoft Windows Azure. 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 filings with the SEC. 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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