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Barracuda Launches Barracuda Backup 290 and Doubles Capacity of Backup 390

New and Updated Lineup Means Additional Flexibility for Customers

Campbell, Calif. (July 22, 2014) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced the release of Barracuda Backup 290, and a capacity upgrade to its current Barracuda Backup 390. These lineup additions provide further purchasing flexibility by better aligning Barracuda Backup with the data protection and recovery demands of small and medium-sized organizations.

“Giving customers choice and flexibility has always been a top priority for Barracuda,” said Rod Mathews, GM Storage at Barracuda. “Barracuda Backup 290 provides an option for branch offices looking to back up their local data at an affordable cost. Combine that with the buying flexibility of our integrated appliances and backup-as-a-service plans, and Barracuda Backup is one of the most flexible, cost effective backup solutions on the market.”

Barracuda Backup 290 comes equipped with 1TB of usable storage, fitting nicely between the 500GB Barracuda Backup 190 and the newly-adjusted 2TB Barracuda Backup 390. All three models can be purchased as an appliance with subscriptions separately, or under Barracuda’s Backup-as-a-Service plan, which includes an appliance, Energize Updates, Instant Replacement and Unlimited Cloud Storage with one, three or five year payment options.

These new additions to Barracuda Backup arrive on the heels of industry recognition for Barracuda’s storage business, including: 

  • Once again ranked #1 in Integrated Systems for Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) units shipped in IDC’s Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance tracker for Q1 CY2014.
  • Achieved a Top-Five ranking in IDC’s Top-Five Vendors, Worldwide PBBA Factory Revenue Tracker with 29.8 percent year-over-year revenue growth for Q1 CY2014.
  • Recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances report for the first time June 2014.(1)
  • Earned VMware Ready status for Barracuda Backup as part of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) certification program.

To learn more about Barracuda Backup, please visit https://www.barracuda.com/products/backup.

Pricing

Barracuda Backup 290 list price starts at $1,499 USD for the appliance or can be purchased as Barracuda Backup 290 Backup-as-a-Service with U.S. list price starting at $1,799 USD per year. Barracuda Backup 390 list price remains unchanged, starting at $2,499 USD for the appliance or can be purchased as Barracuda Backup 390 Backup-as-a-Service with U.S. list price starting at $2,999 USD per year. All Backup-as-a-Service packages include the appliance, Energize Updates, Instant Replacement and Unlimited Cloud Storage.

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 www.barracuda.com.

 

Barracuda, Barracuda Networks, and the Barracuda Networks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. or other regions.

(1) Disclaimer:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact.Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances by Dave Russell andRushan Rinnen , June 2014

Forward-Looking Statements 

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the functionality and performance of Barracuda Backup 290 & 390 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 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.